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'The Friends' love having a reason to invite you out to Schumacher Farm Park. 
Please join us as we celebrate the growing season. 

Upcoming events

    • 01 Aug 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Schumacher Farm Park
    • 24

    Depression Era Pottery

    Learn why pottery was an important component of rural farm life in the 1920s and 1930s. The presenter, Dwain Schroeder, will display the different types of pottery of that era and discuss how and why each piece was used on the farm. He will also talk about why pottery should still be a staple in every household.

    Dwain is a local farmer from the Waunakee area and has first-hand knowledge of pottery and associated farm practices and uses. He has extensive knowledge and many stories to share about growing up in rural Wisconsin before modern conveniences.

    • 15 Aug 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Schumacher Farm Park 5682 Hwy 19, Waunakee WI 53597

    Schumacher Farm sunset and wild indigo

    Photo credit: Rona Neri-Bergmann

    Back again this summer, the only photographer featured on the Friends of Schumacher Farm's website and Facebook page, Rona Neri-Bergmann, will teach a Nature Photography Workshop on Tuesday, August 15 (5:30-7:30pm). The first half will consist of a presentation and discussion in the farmhouse, followed by a photo walk around the homestead and through our restored prairie lands.

    With an emphasis on assisting beginner and intermediate level photographers, Rona will discuss the basics of nature photography techniques, light, composition, and photographic subjects to look for on the prairie and farmstead. Participants are encouraged to bring their camera equipment, comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and a spirit of collaboration as they explore the beauty of Schumacher Farm Park together. The workshop officially ends at  7:30 PM, but you are welcome to stay later to shoot the sunset at 8 PM.

    • 10 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Schumacher Farm Park

    The Friends of Schumacher Farm present...

    The 25th Annual HERITAGE FEST

    Celebrating the Past

    Sunday, September 10th (12-5pm)

    Join us on this banner anniversary to celebrate the harvest days of rural farming history. Guests will see demonstrations of steam-powered antique threshing machines and 1920-30s harvesting techniques and invited to try their hand at woodworking, weaving, knitting, spinning, cider making and many other crafts. Cooking tips in the farm's kitchen using herbs and foods from the heritage garden will also be available. Don't forget the goats, rabbits, chicks, and horse-drawn wagon rides -- all day, all good fun.


    Some food & drink will be sold. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. Parking in the lower lot, off of Schumacher Road.

    Admission: $20 per family or $10 for adults and $5 for ages 5-17. Children under 3 are FREE!

    Join the Friends group on the day of event and receive free admission.

info@schumacherfarmpark.org           5682 Hwy 19, Waunakee, WI 53597            Phone:  608-849-4559  

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