Barn raising

(in rural areas) a party, usually providing food, drink, etc., for the purpose of assisting a neighbor to put up a new barn.
Historical Examples

Come a muster or a barn raising or an election or anything, Harve Allen fought somebody—and licked him.
Back Home Irvin S. Cobb

It can be made as much of a social institution as corn husking and barn raising were formerly.
Our Schools in War Time—and After Arthur Davis Dean

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