These cows are smiling for a reason – Come dance with us!
When we start dancing (Contra, English, and Roots) will be up to the venues we use. Stay Tuned.
October 31, 2020 NEW: OFB Spread the Joy Fundraiser
Please share this message with all your friends, including non-dancers, in emails, on FaceBook, Instagram or Zoom or Morse code 😊 . Together, we give; together, we will dance again.
Holiday Helping Hand: We’re on our way to our goal of raising $8,000 for our local musicians, callers and technicians in need. We have already received and distributed $3,000 and send out a big THANK YOU for your generous, compassionate support. Please help us reach that $8K summit by the end of 2020 by donating to our OFB Spread the Joy Holiday Helping Hand Edition. Please donate early and often for those artists who enrich our lives and the lives of those around them. COVID-19 continues to decimate their income because of pandemic closures. You can spread the joy and help them keep their homes warm this winter with your donation.
We implore you to open your heart and give generously.
Who will benefit: All donations will be paid directly and equally to our local talent*. These artists live locally, but their joyful impact is felt nationwide as their music led them coast to coast, prior to COVID. We ask that you spread the word to all your friends across the USA and give them the opportunity to donate.
How you can help: Click the link below to donate via Paypal and please add the note: “Spread the Joy fundraiser”. Whether you can donate $10 or $100 or more, all pennies are appreciated.
Make your tax-deductible donation** conveniently via your credit card, debit card or your Paypal account.
You can also mail a check to:
Old Farmers Ball
PO Box 2852
Weaverville NC 28787
Questions? Email Suzanne Hosch at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Your contributions will support local callers, musicians, and technicians who participated, a minimum of 4 times, either in the past year (March 2019 – March 2020) or were scheduled in the near future (March – June 2020) for OFB events and who indicated a financial need to the OFB Board.
**Please note that all donations are tax deductible because the Old Farmers Ball (OFB) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
We and our local talent thank you for your generosity. Stay safe.
Official COVID-19 contra dance update – May 17, 2020
Once again, I must pass along disappointing news. Our weekly Thursday night contra dances at Warren Wilson College are canceled through the end of 2020 to safeguard our community from the COVID-19 virus. While the college plans to reopen in the fall for classes, it was also decided that Warren Wilson will not be open to outside groups and will not be able to accommodate the dances this fall.
Enjoy our gorgeous mountains, your families, and your friends in a safe, social distancing way until we can, once again, join hands in joyous dance.
Cathy and the entire OFB Board
OFFICIAL – March 13, 2020: English Country Dances are canceled until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.
Thanks for your understanding during this challenging time.
All event community calendar: Please check the menu for specific dance events and locations. We list regional dance events as a service to the community. Only those events with an OFB tag are our events and are sponsored by us.
We all want our events to feel safe and welcoming for everyone. Click here for info on cultural norms, guidelines, and expectations for etiquette and behavior, and complaint procedures
Would you like to play or call at the Old Farmers Ball? Email Booking
The IntraContra Band with Deanna Palumbo (Caller)
Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!
We are working on a great New Year Eve’s Contra dance!
The plan is to have a traditional Contra dance from 8 PM-almost midnight.
At midnight we will do a fun toast and sharing of the joy and love of this wonderful community.
Shortly after toasting, we will kick off the year with a Techno Contra dance; it will last until we can dance no more.