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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

    • 21 May 2018
    • 16 Jul 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Schumacher Farm Park (Chicken Coop)
    • 12

    Join Bob Bennin, Head Chicken Wrangler, for one of our free workshops this summer. You will learn how to care for chickens and hear the history of chickens on the farm. Children are welcome. Enjoy the chickens as they free roam the yard. They won't go to far if you're feeding them! Registration not required. 

    • 16 Jun 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Schumacher Farm Park 5682 Hwy 19, Waunakee WI 53597

    Bluegrass Music Festival

    June 16, 2018

    *Notice: Rain or shine event.* 

    The Friends of Schumacher Farm are happy to present our third annual Bluegrass Music Festival. This one-day music festival will draw visitors young and old from all over Southern Wisconsin. 

    Guests will enjoy music from an amplified outdoor stage. Local food and beer vendors will be on site.

    We offer a free wagon ride from the parking lot to the festival grounds for your convenience and enjoyment.

    The Bluegrass Festival gates open at 1:00 pm with the bands starting at 2:00. You are welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs as there will be designated areas for each type of seating. Please no carry-ins of alcohol, coolers, or firearms.

    If you plan to enjoy beverages from the beer and wine tent, please bring your IDs. We will be carding everyone to ensure this a safe and fun event!

    We're excited to host these talented bands:

    Northern Comfort

    Soggy Prairie Boys

    Down from the Hills

    Kristy Larson Band

    Genesee Ridge

    Location: 5682 Hwy 19, Waunakee WI 53597

    Admission: $20 for Ages 11 & up. Children 10 & under are FREE.

    Time: Gates open 1 pm, bands start at 2 pm

    Tickets available at admissions on day of festival. 

    Please note: We currently do not take credit cards. All admissions & beer tickets must be purchased at the ticket booth with cash or check only.

    All proceeds go toward farm restoration projects and educational programming.



    If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please click here

    Thank you to the generous sponsors of this event

    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Schumacher Farm Park
    • 15

    Fresh herbs from the garden are the best way to flavor and enhance your home-cooking. Many herbs also provide additional health and medicinal benefits. Interested in using herbs more creatively and to boost your health? 

    In this workshop, we will visit the farm's heritage garden to look at some popular and easy to grow herbs, discussing how to grow and store them. Then we'll explore (by taste-test!) several recipes using herbs as the base ingredient and everyone will create a customized bouquet garni to take home.  

    Instructor: Marian Farrior is an environmental educator, practitioner of sustainable systems and specializes in helping people connect to nature. She is also an instructor with Madison Area Permaculture Guild.

    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Schumacher Farm Park

    Antique Appraisal Event

    Featuring Mark Moran, author and antique expert seen on PBS's Antiques Roadshow. Commonly appraised items include small furniture, ceramics, glassware, metalware, vintage photos, sporting memorabilia, folk art, toys, clocks, books and musical instruments. 

    Appraisals by reservation only.  Limited appointments available -- register soon!

    Price per item: $15.00, to be paid in advance when you register (cash or check only).

    To register: call park office at (608) 849-4559 or email: info@schumacherfarmpark.org to hold your appointment. Registration deadline by June 18, 2018.


    Excluded items: weapons, swords, knives (folding knives are ok), coins, Nazi memorabilia, fine jewelry and precious gems, Beanie Babies). 

    For additional information on appraisal categories:


    Photo credit: Sharon Cekada/Appleton Post Crescent

    • 25 Jun 2018
    • 29 Jun 2018
    • Schumacher Farm Park

    Farm discovery camp with hands-on activities and demonstrations from rural life of the 1920s and 1930s, focusing on homesteading skills, gardening, farm technology, prairie conservation and teamwork. Ideal for children in 1st to 5th grade. Scholarships available.


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

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