World’s Largest Round Barn
Located at Marshfield Fairgrounds Park
513 East 17th Street
Marshfield, Wisconsin
Phone:  715-387-1261 

The impressive focal point of the Marshfield Fairgrounds is the “World’s Largest Round Barn.” The round barn was built in 1916 to house purebred animals in 250 stanchions. The barn is 150 feet in diameter and 70 feet high; it’s a wonder to behold. Every year during the fair, the Round Barn is utilized for its original intent – to display purebred animals during the shows and sales. The awesome sight of the arena, with no supporting beams apparent, becomes even more wondrous as one realizes this architectural feat was accomplished without benefit of scaffolding. This was done by means of staging. They simply started at the bottom and worked up and in. The only supporting beams evident are the cross beams beneath the cupola. The Round Barn stands stately and is regarded as a prized asset to the fairgrounds.

The barn is also used during Dairyfest for an ecumenical church service. This year, share a moment of history in the making at the Central Wisconsin State Fair in Marshfield held on Labor Day Weekend.

Time For A Road Trip – Wood County has two other round barns. One is located on County Road S between County Road C and Highway 10. The other is located on Lincoln Road, east of Pittsville.

Group tours of the World’s Largest Round Barn are available by appointment.



Trackside Seating

Trackside seats for Central Wisconsin State Fair musical acts will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014.