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2021 Hoe Down 

Join us on Thursday, November 18  at Critter Barn's New Farm!

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Ellen Bacca will welcome you!

She is our guest hostess for the evening and a frequent participant in our weekly “Hard Hat” reports that can be seen on our Facebook page! She is the Chief Meteorologist on WOOD-TV8 in Grand Rapids and a dear friend of the Critter Barn.

DuneGrass Band will entertain you

with their great voices, contagious enthusiasm, and toe-tapping country-blue-grass music.

Sing along with the theme song: “We’re mooovin’ on up... to the east side!”

Joel Schoon-Tanis will be painting

Joel will be there to create a live painting and will share his thoughts about Critter Barn’s plans.

His new collection, “The Art of Farming: Critter Conversations”, will be all around the new farm as a permanent display. These paintings will be “auctioned off” to be sponsored, so your name could appear on the sponsorship plaque at Critter Barn. Highest bidders will take home a signed and dated duplicate of Joel’s painting for your own enjoyment. Limited additional prints will also be available for purchase with proceeds supporting the farm!


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Marybeth is cookin’

What else can we say? Enjoy the savory appetizers that MaryBeth Apple Catering is cooking up for us! Tables and chairs will be scattered through the barn for your convenience so you can snack and mingle with friends while you enjoy the food and browse around the new barn!


Hear about the Mission and impact of the Critter Barn over 31 years along with the unique Vision for the future farm.

Don’t miss the “Live Auction”

With the talented Kevin Schoenborn! Auction items will be posted on our website prior to the event. Contribute by supporting Joel’s art, bid on Critter Barn raised beef, local pork, golf packages and so much more!

What to wear?

Our Hoe-Down will take place in a tent and inside our new barn. Please wear farm friendly attire that's appropriate for the weather. We suggest casual shoes or boots!

Piece of the Pie

End the evening with a delicious serving of Russ’ pies! Thank you Russ’ Restaurants!

Willing to sponsor the HoeDown?


Help Critter Barn build their New Farm for

the West Michigan Community and beyond!


Special Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors:

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