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Marshfield Fairgrounds Park and "Grandma's Shelter"

Marshfield Fairgrounds Park and Grandma's Shelter513 East 17th Street

In 2004, the Fairgrounds Commission officially named the fairgrounds Marshfield Fairgrounds Park. This dedication of the new name and the new electronic message board will provide a very visible identification of this name change. The new signage will also help promote events at the Marshfield Fairgrounds Park. Funding for the signage was provided by the Central WI state Fair Association and private donations.

"Grandma's Shelter", dedicated in memory of Joanne Lang Wingert Rifleman, was built to honor the life of a woman whose legacy was that of serving others. “Grandma’s Shelter” was built entirely by volunteer labor of her family and friends and funded through private donations, with the support of the Fair Association and the Marshfield Parks and Recreation Department. Joanne’s family are actively involved in 4-H and were raised to love the fair. Memories of picnic lunches from the tailgate of the family car parked close to the Round Barn lead the family in the decision to build “Grandma’s Shelter.” This replica of the Round Barn, located by the cattle barns gives other busy exhibitors a place to easily gather for food and relaxation and will provide families a place to gather for generations to come.

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