Largest Round BarnLocated at Marshfield
Fairgrounds Park513 East 17th
StreetMarshfield, WisconsinPhone: 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