Sunday, December 23, 2007

Closing for the Season

I would like to take the opportunity during this Christmas season to thank all of our loyal customers. We truly appreciate your business and enjoy seeing each and every one of you year after year.
Today is our last day of the season (we will be closing at 5 p.m.). We will reopen in the spring. Date to be announced.
I hope to see you all in the spring and would like to wish each and every one of you a healthy and happy holiday season and all the best in 2008!

And the winner is...

The winner of our Tis the Season Holiday Gas Card Give Away is Judy Ashelman of Stillwater, PA. Congratulations! We would like to thank everyone who made a purchase during this holiday season and hope that you will come out and shop with us again next year!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

'Tis the Season Holiday Gas Card Give Away

Every weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) from now until December 22, 2007, with a purchase, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a prepaid gas gift card. The drawing will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 5 p.m. This is a great way to get your holiday shopping done and have a chance to win some free gas. Wouldn't that be great!
Minimum $10 purchase required for entry.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Tis The Season Holiday Open House

Our Tis the Season Holiday Open House is scheduled for December 1st & 2nd, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (maybe even later...). There will be two buildings full of holiday gifts (the Ol' Country Barn itself and the barn behind the house). There will be a "trail of lights" between the two. There will be free seasonal refreshments (cookies, drinks) and free door prize giveaways. Come out and see all of the great gift ideas and start your holiday shopping.
Make a day of it and enjoy the Benton Holiday Shopping Days. Whether you are looking for unique and unusual gifts or traditional holiday gifts, shop in Benton on December 1st & 2nd! Many items will be on sale at participating merchants.
Those businesses participating include:
  1. The Ol' Country Barn (9 South Comstock Rd.)
  2. The Bakery Antiques Company (230 Main St.)
  3. Benton Antiques, Etc. (235 Main St.)
  4. Benton Roller Mills & Tack Shop (15 Mill St.)
  5. The Old Filling Station (140 Main St.)
  6. Stoney Acres Nursery (Route 487 North of town)
  7. Henny Penny's Country Store (230 Main Street - out back)
  8. Kristie's Kafe (Located in the Bakery Antiques building)
  9. Harvey Insurance Agency (State Route 487 North of town)
  10. Hoboken Sub Shop (at the bridge)

We hope that you will come out, do some holiday shopping, and support the local businesses. Happy Holidays!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

21st Annual Pumpkin Festival

Our 21st Annual Pumpkin Festival is happening this weekend. I have posted a few pics for you all to see. We have over sixty vendors this year and the weather is great, a little cold, but beautiful. The leaves are just about at their peak. The hayride has had a great response and the kids just love the pumpkin patch. It's a great time to be had!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Just a Reminder....The Pumpkin Festival is next weekend!

Just to remind everyone our 21st Annual Pumpkin Festival is next weekend (October 13th & 14th). It is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is held rain or shine (but we hope for the shine). There will be free admission, free parking, free entertainment (John and Sandy Kogut on Saturday and Christopher Barnes on Sunday - both are local artists), free door prize drawings, and a free hayride. While on the hayride you can pick a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch for a minimal fee. We have over 50 total vendors and maybe a few more as I have more calls each and every day. So come on out and enjoy a fall weekend with us!
We hope to see you then!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Driving Directions

I think I now have directions from all directions. Please see the August 18th post for directions from Bloomburg/Danville and my two other posts today for directions from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Williamsport/Muncy/Hughesville.

If you need further directions please go to and get driving directions from that site or you can also call the shop anytime at (570)925-6295.

Directions from Williamsport/Muncy/Hughesville

From Williamsport: Take Route 118 East for approximately 21 miles. You will come to storage units on your left and a sign for Grassmere Park Campground. (There will be a sign along the road for Ol' Country Barn, as well. It will be on your right immmediately before Schoolhouse Road). Turn right onto Schoolhouse Road. You will pass Grassmere Park on your right and then the Sugarloaf Memorial School on your right. Continue on up the hill approximately two miles. You will come to the Ol' Country Barn and South Comstock Road on your left. Turn left onto South Comstock Road and just past the shop there will be a sign for parking.

Directions from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

From Wilkes-Barre/Scranton: Take Route 309 North toward Dallas and Route 309 becomes Route 415 (The Memorial Highway). Turn left onto State Route 118 West. You will go 18 miles. (You will come to a stop light at Pikes Creek. Go straight through this light and continue going straight. The road kind of Y's - stay to the right - this is 118. Continue on.) After passing through Rickett's Glen and passing Rickett's Glen Hotel and Red Rock Corner Store both on your left you will come to an intersection. Merge left onto State Route 487 South. You will go just over 2 miles (past the Benton Foundry on your right) and turn onto Fritz Hill Road on your right. Go about one mile until you get to the Ol' Country Barn on your right. You will turn right onto South Comstock Road. Go just past the shop on South Comstock Road and there is parking just past the shop.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

If you have questions or need information about the Ol' Country Barn or any of our events...

You can e-mail us at:

Or call the shop on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (570)925-6295

156th Annual Sullivan County Fair 2007

We set up at the 156th Sullivan County Fair in Forksville, PA this year from August 29th to September 3rd for the first time. The fair was very nice and quaint. It is located in a beautiful area just past World's End State Park. It was a nice experience and we met some really great people. Check out the pictures of our stand there!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Directions from Bloomsburg & Interstate 80

Exit Interstate 80 at the Lightstreet - PA 487 Exit. Take PA - 487 N. for approximately 20 miles. You will pass through the small towns of Orangeville, Stillwater, and then Benton. After exiting the town of Benton you will continue on passing the Mill Race Golf Course on your right. Continue on PA - 487. You will pass Lehet's Mobile Home Park and then Red Rock Mini Barns on your left. (You will then see signs for the Ol' Country Barn) Turn left onto Fritz Hill Road. (If you get to the Benton Foundry you went too far.) You will go 0.7 miles. Turn right onto South Comstock Road. You will see the Ol' Country Barn on the corner.

Pumpkin Festival

Our 21st Annual Pumpkin Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and 14th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will have a variety of vendors with foods, crafts, antiques, and much, much more. There will be entertainment and hayrides. While on the hayride riders will be given an opportunity to exit the wagon in our pumpkin patch and for a minimal fee purchase a pumpkin. There will also be free door prizes and free parking. Come and join us. Our event is held rain or shine!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Ol' Country Barn

Hi All! We are a country shop dealing in crafts, antiques, collectibles, baskets, and STUFF. Our building is actually an old barn that has been renovated, added to, etc. Each year we have two festivals: The Summer Festival in June and the Pumpkin Festival in October.