Visiting the Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns

What color would you paint your barn? Well if you are Earl Hargrove you paint it yellow then you stuff it full of farm themed items from your personal collection. Located across the street from American Celebration on Parade, the Yellow Barn also continues Mr. Hargrove's passion for parades by housing more items from past parades.

You might miss the sign for the Yellow Barn but there is no way you will miss the large frog that sits outside waiting to greet you.

Inside you will find a 35 foot tall tree house full of 5 foot tall squirrels. This is part of the "Fantasy Award" float from the 2007 Tournament of Roses parade. Other parade props are everywhere and even fly from the ceiling!

If you have the time, pull up a chair at the "Honey-Do Shop" and watch the bees who are busy at work. You can purchase honey from local apiaries here as well.

There are almost a dozen vintage vehicles and wagons to entertain the transportation minded people.

Out back is one of the best parts of the Yellow Barn.  Critters! You can watch the chickens out in the chicken coop. At least I think these are chickens.  Maybe it is just a walking dust mop?

The goats have their own playhouse. They can often be seen poking their heads out windows and over fences.

You can make new friends easily here. Okay, as long as you bring enough quarters for the feed machine.

The Yellow Barn is free (if there aren't any shows going on) and a good place to stop on your way to Shenandoah Caverns.