Private Hay Press Barn Celebration

A private celebration of the 1853 hay press barn

This event is a private event hosted by the Knigga Family to celebrate and share the history of the historic 1853 Hay Press Barn. This event is held every other year and is by invitation only.

The Next Hay Press Celebration Will Take Place In 2025

Casey will be discussing the history of the barn and demonstrating how the hay press works. Enjoy a fried chicken dinner, live music and other fun festivities.

The Hay Press demonstration will start at 1:00 followed by a chicken dinner. Cider making, blacksmith and other demonstrations will take place throughout the day. Side dishes and desserts are appreciated. Some seating will be available but please bring your lawn chairs.

Directions to the event

11437 South Fork Rd. Dillsboro, IN 47018

Take Route 50 to Route 262 in Dillsboro (flashing yellow light). Continue on 262 down the winding hill and cross the bridge into Milton. Stay on Route 262 until you come to Downey Ridge Rd. Take Downey Ridge Rd. to South Fork Rd. Go to the bottom of the hill and then turn left on Kirkpatrick Rd. Go to the end of the road to reach Knigga Property & the Hay Press Barn.

To learn more about the history of the Hay Press Barn and how it was relocated and restored and to view photos, visit our Hay Press Barn page at Hay Press Barn