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Check out the Plagman’s Barn in Garber
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Check out the Plagman’s Barn in Garber

Located in Garber, Iowa, the Plagman’s barn is the home of Northeast Iowa Farm Antique Association. The barn is located two miles east of Garber and ten miles west of Guttenberg. The farm association strives to preserve Iowa’s traditional farming practices and historical artifacts.

The farm has a significant collection of tractors and farm equipment from olden days. Along with farming equipment, the association also preserves household appliances, steam powered engines, single cylinder engines, and farm memorabilia. The visitors enjoy many events such as Horse pulls on Saturdays and tractor pulls on Sundays. Plagman’s barn’s chicken dinner is well known in the locality.

Apart of the equipment collection, the farm boasts daily demonstrations of farming activities including oats threshing, chopping of woods, silage and straw baling, etc. Barn dancing and music serve the appetite of people who did not grow up on a farm.

The visitors can visit the sawmill, and watch corn chopping, rock crushing, and rope making. The saloon and country store can take the guest back to olden days. Barn’s Flea Market is well attended by people during most days.

Plagman’s Barn will host their 35th annual ‘Show Days’ in 2016. The show days happen from Friday to Sunday in a mild September weather. This year’s Show days feature country music delights:

  • Dave Pogenglass will perform on September 16th
  • Keep'in Country will perform on September 17th, and
  • Steve Moser will perform on September 18th

Since the show is for families, alcohol consumption is not allowed. For more details about the event, please click here.

For more information about the barn, please call 563-451-6064 or 563-599-7208 or click here.

You can also email them at for any queries.


Plagman Barn, 28384 Garber Road, Garber, IA - 52048.

If you are in Northeastern Iowa, then Plagman’s Barn is a must-visit. It offers insights into traditional farming practices and provides a chance to experience farming life.

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  1. Imagine Northeast Iowa Support
    Imagine Northeast Iowa Support
    Well this is now on our must-visit list! Thanks so much for contributing to Imagine Northeast Iowa!
    1. iowaexplorer
      Thanks :-)

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