About McFarland, Wisconsin
This growing community with a population of 7,839 is located southeast of Madison on Lake Waubesa. While maintaining a friendly, small-town atmosphere, McFarland also offers all the advantages of proximity to a large metropolitan area.
McFarland supports a thriving business community and commerce park, three churches, a medical clinic, numerous service clubs and organizations, a public library, an indoor hockey facility, and a curling club. The McFarland area boasts rich recreational opportunities for fishing, boating, picnicking, canoeing, hiking, swimming, and biking. The city of Madison, just minutes away, offers a variety of educational and cultural opportunities, including many theatrical events, Concerts on the Square, Art Fair on the Square, the State Capitol and a myriad of offerings at the UW-Madison Campus.
McFarland lies one minute south of Madison's Beltline Highway, four minutes from Interstate 90, 12 minutes from the Wisconsin State Capitol, 12 minutes from the University of Wisconsin, and 15 minutes from the Dane County Regional Airport.
Chamber of Commerce
The McFarland Chamber of Commerce serves to unite and promote businesses and services in the McFarland area to enhance the sense of community in the Village of McFarland. We are a small town with a big sense of community!
View a calendar of events submitted by various members of the McFarland community.
Dementia Friendly Community Initiative
Learn more about how McFarland Senior Outreach strives to make McFarland a Dementia Friendly Community.
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McFarland Cable Channel (WMCF)
Explore Village programming on the McFarland Cable Channel.
McFarland Community Food Pantry
The McFarland Community Food Pantry was established in 1984 and has had continued support by community volunteers. The core volunteers have a mission and are committed to purchasing nutritionally sound food resources, establishing a cheerful environment and following The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and Second Harvest guidelines.
McFarland Community Festival
The McFarland Community Festival is a not-for-profit organization that takes place the fourth weekend every September. The Festival is an effort to provide a place for the greater McFarland community of all ages to celebrate, connect, and have fun!
McFarland Historical Society
The McFarland Historical Society offers a well-curated Museum, Norwegian log cabin, and an annex featuring early farming displays. The Society offers publications on various aspects of local history, special educational events, and lively annual meetings in March.
McFarland Recreation Activities & Play (MRAP)
McFarland Recreation Activities and Play (MRAP) is the school district-based community recreation and aquatics program offered in McFarland. We believe in the participation of healthy, life-long activities for all Community members.
Get McFarland community news from the McFarland Thistle.
McFarland Youth Center
McFarland Youth Center is a free non-profit youth enrichment program for middle school youth. We offer a free space for youth recreational activities, daily hands-on activities, and special programming!
McFarland Municipal Center Campus Master Plan
The Village of McFarland has started the process of creating a Municipal Center Master Plan. The purpose of the Plan is to identify issues, opportunities, needs and organize public policy to address them in a manner that makes the best and most appropriate use of Village resources. It will also describe a desired future for the area and establish goals to move toward that future. This external website will be your resource to these updates as this project proceeds.
The Outlook is a seasonal newsletter where residents can find a wealth of information about McFarland.
Parks & Facilities
Check out area parks, facilities, and a list of their amenities.
Snow Clearing and Winter Parking
Information on parking restrictions during winter such as alternate side parking and snow emergencies.
The Village of McFarland Strategic Plan is meant to serve as a guide for the future of the Village. It details the Village's Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals for the next ten years. Each of these Goals contains several Strategies that can be used to achieve the Goals as well as measures to evaluate their success.
Utility Billing & Payments
Learn how to view your Village utility bill and make a payment.
View maps of the Village of McFarland, Dane County, and the State of Wisconsin.
The Village of McFarland Volunteer Program provides opportunities for McFarland citizens to contribute to their community. Volunteer contributions are a value-added enhancement to the community and provide the volunteer with a unique perspective of village government as well as an opportunity to discover new interests and meet new people.