Schumacher Farm Park

Where Dane County's Rural Heritage Comes Alive.


Schumacher Farm Park offers two unique facilities for rent; the Historic Barn and Farmyard and the Center for Rural History. Rental fees vary based on time periods rented and facility amenities used.

Facility Overview    

   Historical Barn & Farmyard

    Center for Rural History 


    1906 construction, rustic with limestone wall & exposed beams

     2019 modern farm structure with exposed beams, 1920s farm           decor

Heat/air conditioning

    None - open air



    Limited - park pit toilets

     Yes - modern flush


    Subdued overhead

     Fully adjustable

Drinking water




    Up to eight 8-foot tables, 3 benches, straw  bale seating

     Up to 19 tables and 88 chairs

Caterer allowed

    Yes - limited

     Yes - food service area

Private party liquor allowed



AV equipment


    Yes - Wi-fi streaming & auxiliary input audio (included in rental), projector & screen, microphone

Reservations are required for all rentals. Detailed descriptions and related rental fees are linked below. An administrative fee of $50 will hold a date for the facility for up to two weeks and may be applied at the time of booking. Facility holds may be requested on-line by filling out the form below, in person or by calling the Schumacher Farm Park main number, 608-849-4559. Note rates for larger event rentals will change on January 1st, 2020. Any event scheduled for after Jan. 1st will be subject to the new rates.

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 full payment of related fees. The rental agreement can be mailed in or dropped off at the park office located at 5682 Hwy 19 in Waunakee. Please read over our rental policies before proceeding with the reservation process.

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. 

Click here to download Center for Rural History Rental Rates

Click here to download Farmyard / Historic Barn Rental Rates

Hold Form:

Once the hold form and payment is received, someone will contact you to confirm the date/s and provide a link to the rental agreement form. 

Event Date Event Start Time: (include dates for set-up) Event End Time (include take down)  
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