Laona, Wisconsin: World's Largest Soup Kettle

A big gray pot, suspended from a tripod of wood, with a helpful sign to proclaim its Claim to Fame. The free Community Soup is one very special day in August.
US Hwy 8, Laona, WI
In a little park on US 8 as it passes through town, just south of Mill Rd.
Soup Day date varies; usually early Aug. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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World's Largest Soup Kettle

The Laona Lions are still proud of their giant soup kettle. The date on the sign for the most recent "Community Soup" was August 3.

[Susan, 08/18/2020]

World's Largest Soup Kettle.

World's Largest Soup Kettle

Bring your own bowl.

[Darren Collins, 07/17/2011]

...or you will not receive your free soup. The 2011 Community Soup-a-ganza is on Sunday, August 7, noon to 5 pm, at Silver Lake Beach.

Soup kettle.

World's Largest Soup Kettle

Here is a photo I took on September 7, 2001 of the "World's Largest Soup Kettle" in Laona, Wisconsin. The "Community Soup" is a Laona Lions Club sponsored event every August at the local public beach.

[Bill Cmelak, 08/10/2002]

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