Schumacher Farm Park

Where Dane County's Rural Heritage Comes Alive.


Schumacher Farm Park offers two unique facilities for rent: the Center for Rural History and the Historic Farmyard. The Center for Rural History is a modern barn structure with exposed beams and 1920s farm decor. The Historic Farmyard is an open-air facility that includes access to the 1906 historic barn as well as the outdoor area surrounding the barn including the fire pit. The chart below offers an overview of the two spaces. Rental is offered by the hour, half day, or full day, and we also offer a weekend package for weddings. Follow the links below for more information. 

   Center for Rural History  Historical Farmyard
 Heat/air conditioning  Yes  No
 Restrooms  Yes - modern flush  Limited - pit toilets
 Drinking water  Yes  No
 Seating capacity  75 people seated comfortably  Up to 30 people in the barn
 Tables/chairs  19 tables and 88 chairs
 *Tables are 6 feet long
 8 tables,plus 3 benches
 Optional straw bale seating
 *Tables are 6 feet long
 WiFi access  Yes  No
 AV equipment  Auxiliary input audio (included in rental)
 Projection screen
 Microphone available at addtional charge
Rental Information

Learn more about our facilities for rent:

  • Information Packet - this 5-page document includes all the information you need about rentals at the park!

  • Rental Rates (quick reference) - this 1-page document provides a summary of the rental rates for each facility

  • Rental Policies - this document details our rental policies that renters must agree to

  • Application/Contract Form - after agreeing on a date for rental, park staff will ask you to complete an application form to provide us with more details on your event (a web version of the application is also available) and sign a contract to secure the rental

Dane County owns the park and all facilities. All users of the park should be cognizant of, and are expected to comply with, the County rules of park use. 

We're taking reservations for rentals for 2021 and beyond! Reservations are required for all rentals.

Fill out the Request for Availiability form below or call the park office at 608-849-4559 to find out if our facilities are available for rent on your desired date. 

The facility reservation process is complete with mutual agreement of selected dates, time and optional equipment use or services, and signature of the rental agreement with payment of related fees. Park staff will assist with these steps once a date has been selected.

Request for Availability

Park staff will contact you to discuss your event and the next steps. Thanks for your interest in having your event at the park!

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