Festivals & Events

Madison, Indiana, offers a variety of festivals and special events throughout the year.
Come join us in the celebrations! (dates and times are subject to change).Please call ahead!

Check status of an event by contacting the information number listed or Visit Madison, 601 West First Street, Madison, IN 47250. Phone: 800-559-2956/812-265-2956. Email: info@visitmadison.org

Events Calendar

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January 2014

 

 


Bluegrass Music 4 Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. 6 p.m. Admission free
Behind the Scenes Tour 11 Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Tour parts of the mansion not normally open to the public. $10 adult, $5 children
Le Vent du Nord 25 Juno Award-winning French-Canadian party band Le Vent du Nord (The Northern Wind) will bring its energetic brand of music to Fitzgibbon Recital Hall in the Lynn Center for Fine Arts, at 7:30 p.m.

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February 2014

 

 


Bluegrass Music 1 Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. 6 p.m. Admission free
Black History Month Art Show 1-28 Art on Main
Behind the Scenes Tour 8 Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Tour parts of the mansion not normally open to the public. $10 adult, $5 children
Schocolade Celebration
8 Lanthier Winery
Cupid's Culinary Caper Part Deux 13 A progressive dinner beginning with appetizers at Ditto's, salad at Franco's, entree at Bistro One and dessert at Gallery 115.  2 seatings- 6pm or 6:45pm, $40pp, complimentary chocolates from Cocoa Safari & a carnation.  Reservations & payment required by Feb 10.  Call 812-274-0301 or stop at Ditto's, 135 E. Main Street to secure your space.
Valentine Candlelight Dinners 14 & 15  2 seatings at 5 & 7pm, $33pp includes tax but not gratuity or alcoholic beverages, prepayment required, non-refundable.  Stream Cliff Farm Winery Order Tickets
Murdered to Death 14-16 Madison Community Theatre Dinner Production at the Livery Stable, 812-701-3028
The Dialogue Lab: Impossible Madison
Exhibition 2/15 - 3/14
West Street Art Center, Opening reception: Saturday, February 15th, 5-8 pm.  Kansas City based artist Sean Starowitz works with communities as an agent for public engagement. In collaboration with the Madison Art Academy, the HC Greiner Art Gallery, the Madison Area Arts Alliance, and the West Street Art Center, a collaborative research space called The Dialogue Lab: Impossible Madison will be on exhibit at WSAC.
This exhibit will feature projects made by high school students at the Madison Art Academy during workshops with visiting artist Sean Starowitz.
This activity has been made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Souper Saturday 22 Visit all six Trail wineries for a taste of warm soups, breads and snacks. Check www.IndianaWineTrail.com for details.
Bridal Show 22 2-4pm, Fashion Shows at 2 & 3pm, The Livery Stable.  Free admission.
Celebrating Black History 23 1-4:30pm, Art on Main, 300 W. Main St. - exhibit of regional art expressing images of African American history & culture.  Featuring John Talton Taylor, African American painter who lived in Madison from 1870-1943.       2-4:30pm, AME Church Building, 309 E Fifth St - Taste of Soul Food & Movie.  Sample soul foods and view Slavery by Another Name, a 90 minute documentary.

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March 2014

 

 


Bluegrass Music 1 Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. 6 p.m. Admission free
Feel the Love Expo 1-2 30-50 booths of Spirit/Mind/Body services, books, art, jewelry and more.  Brown Gym, 100S. Broadway, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-6pm, $7/day, $10/weekend.  Call 812-599-4440 for more info.
St. Paddy's at St. Mike's 7 A time-honored event in the historic church built by Irish immigrants.  An Erin Isle feast of corned beef & cabbage, colcannon, roast vegetables, soda bread and dessert! Live music, programs for adults and the kids, along with tours of the renovating church!  $15.00 per person & $7.00 for kids, serving 4 – 8 pm, carry out available!  For tickets, 800-559-2956, Madison Visitor's Center, 601 W.,First
Behind the Scenes Tour 8 Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Tour parts of the mansion not normally open to the public. $10 adult, $5 children
Ohio Valley Celtic Society - Waking Ned Devine 11 Take a hilarious trip through Irish culture with the OVCS and The Ohio Theatre! $5.00 per adult, proceeds of event go to continuing support of The Madison Ulster Project! 7 pm
A Celtic Symposium at The Madison/ Jefferson County Public Library 12 Settle into your seats for a light-hearted, fun and educational evening of topics presented by experts of Celtic life and history. Topics will touch on local influence on architecture and culture, food and drink, etc. Free to public, light refreshments at 6pm, program begins at 6:30pm
Downtown St. Patrick's Party 14 Irish Road Bowling, contests, special entertainment and more. Throughout our downtown. Taste of Ireland.  Call 800-559-2956.
Deal with the Dealers 15 9am-6pm  Buy, Sell Trade, Downtown Flea Market, Green Roof Treasures, Lumber Mill Antique Mall, Mani Street Antique Mall, Riverwest Antique Mall, Village Peddler.  Deal directly with the dealers, thousands for items, get your best deal!
Ladies' Irish Tea 16 2-5pm, Shrewsbury Windle House, 301 West First St.
Fossils Rock! 22 1-3pm, Nature Center, Clifty Falls State Park.  1pm - Facination with Fossils: 2pm - Fossil Collecting.  $2pp age 5 & up, preregister at 812-273-0609.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Gathering at the Market 22-23 A Spring Gathering Antique Show, Saturday 10am - 5 pm, Sunday 11am - 4 pm at The Old Market on Main, 801 West Main Street.  Handmade arts and
crafts and antiques for sale.
Fourth Friday Downtown 28 Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8pm 812-493-4984
Gallery Opening or Open Mic Night 28 Gallery Openings by local & regional artists alternating monthly with Open Mic Poetry Night.  Village Lights Bookstore, 812-265-1800.  Mar-Nov
Listen, Learn, Play - 2nd Annual Organ Crawl 29 1-3pm Start at Madison Presbyterian Church, move to First Christian and then to Trinity Methodist. Hands-on discovery how the pipe organ works. Hear why it’s called the “King of Instruments”, as several of Madison’s finest organists play favorites from Souza to Bach. Fun for the whole family. Regional music students welcome! 812-265-9397.

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April 2014

 

 


Bluegrass Music 5 Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. 6 p.m. Admission free
A Garden Affair
SOLD OUT
5 At The Old Market on Main. Hear renowned international garden designer Jamie Gibbs share his gardening tips.. Enjoy our garden boutique, silent auction and delightful spring luncheon with your friends. $30, 12-2 pm, reservations required, 812-273-0556.
POETPALOOZA 2014 11-12 A Tri-State Poetry Summit.  Hourly readings and signings by acclaimed poets from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.  Village Lights Bookstore
Hot Luck & Fiery Foods 11-13 Sample and purchase salsas, sauces, dried and fresh spices, hot breads, chili powder, vinegars and pepper plants, meet and chat with the vendors. Cooking demonstrations, Grand Sombrero Salsa Competition, Fiery Foods Jazz Brunch and much more.  Get the full schedule & details. Thomas Family Winery
Behind the Scenes Tour 12 Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Tour parts of the mansion not normally open to the public. $10 adult, $5 children
Eggstravaganza 12 Easter fun including storytelling, crafts, face painting, historical games, old toys and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Children 3-8.  $3 a child, one adult per child free, 12-1:30 pm, at Lanier. 812-273-4531.
Bits & Pieces Quilt Show 12-13 4H Fairgrounds.  Handmade quilt raffle, door prises.  CAll 812-265-4200.  $3
Spring into the Valley 12-13 All six wineries on the Indiana Wine Trail will offer special tastings, food & fun.  Check website for operating hours. www.IndianaWineTrail.com.
Live Music in the Twain Room 19 Jimmy Storms, 90 year old former member of the Red Skelton Orchestra and back up pianist for Pat Boone, Connie Francis, and Fred Astaire. Village Lights Bookstore, 812-265-1800
Fourth Friday Downtown 25 Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8pm 812-493-4984
Gallery Opening or Open Mic Night 25 Gallery Openings by local & regional artists alternating monthly with Open Mic Poetry Night.  Village Lights Bookstore, 812-265-1800.  Mar-Nov
Wine Tasting 25 Madison Apothecary.  Sample featured wines and receive a souvenier wine glass.  All wines 10% off at tastings.  $10pp, 812-265-4621
Live Music 26 John Sheckler.  Not your granny's dulcimer!  Original & traditional songs on mountian lap dulcimer, sing-alongs for the kids. Village Lights Bookstore, 812-265-1800

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May 2014

 

 


Bluegrass Music 3 Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. 6 p.m. Admission free
Mama Won't Fly 8-10 125 E Main Street, A Madison Community Player Production, 812-701-3028, $10 general admission, $8 students.
Molly Dattilo Run 10 Check-in 7am-8am, Crystal Beach Poolhouse, Adults, $14, students, $5   812-265-6672
Behind the Scenes Tour 10 Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Tour parts of the mansion not normally open to the public. $10 adult, $5 children
RiverRoots Music & Folk Arts Festival 16-17 Riverfront between West Street and Broadway. Music, storytelling, folk art, food.  Fri 5:30-11 p.m., Sat Noon-11p.m.   Family friendly.  Admission charged, kids 12 and under FREE!  800-559-2956
RiverRoots
Spring Library Book Sale 16-18 Madison Jefferson County Public Library.
Fourth Friday Downtown 23 Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8pm 812-493-4984
Gallery Opening or Open Mic Night 23 Gallery Openings by local & regional artists alternating monthly with Open Mic Poetry Night.  Village Lights Bookstore, 812-265-1800.  Mar-Nov
Wine Tasting 23 Madison Apothecary.  Sample featured wines and receive a souvenier wine glass.  All wines 10% off at tastings.  $10pp, 812-265-4621
Spring Old Court Days 23-25 Browse the arts & crafts, collectibles, antiques, food booths, farmer's market & more all around the Courthouse. 9AM-6PM. Free admission. Saturday Fish Fry, Sponsored by the Madison Pilot Club, 812/273-6226. Annual Event
Riverfront Run Car Show & Cruise In 23 & 24 Car show featuring numerous vehicle classes, awards, trophies. Rain or Shine. Madison's Riverfront on Vaughn Drive. Call Kim Washer at 812-599-6635.
Twilight Tasting 24 Multi-course, fixed menu, in the tasting room or on the covered deck.  Limited seating, guaranteed reservations only.  Madison Vineyards Estate Winery  888-473-6500/812-273-6500.
Kick off the Summer on the Trail 31 2-4pm  Free cookout & trail activities.  Heritage Trail, West Vaughn Drive.

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June 2014

 

 


Bluegrass Music 7 Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. 6 p.m. Admission free
Outdoor Women at Big Oaks 7 Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge.  Details will follow.
Music in the Park 13 Second Friday of the month June-Sept.  Free outdoor concert at Broadway Fountain.  812-493-4984  www.madisonmainstreet.com 
Flashlight Full Moon Night Hike 13

Meet at the Heritage Trail trailhead at Vernon and Vaughn with your flashlights and hiking gear at 8:45pm.  The hike begins promptly at 9pm. 

Behind the Scenes Tour 14 Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Tour parts of the mansion not normally open to the public. $10 adult, $5 children
Twilight Tasting 14 Multi-course, fixed menu, in the tasting room or on the covered deck.  Limited seating, guaranteed reservations only.  Madison Vineyards Estate Winery  888-473-6500/812-273-6500.  20th anniversary!
Big Texas Brisket Bash 14 Texas-style Smoked Beef Brisket & sides, music. Gates open at 5pm, music at 6pm.  Limited seating, call to reserve 812-273-3755. $20  Thomas Family Winery, 208 East Second St.
American Queen 20 Docking at the riverfront 8am-1pm.  No tours.
Architectural Tour 21 Architectural Tours for the THIRD Saturday of each month- from June to Sept. 10am at the Broadway Fountain, courtesy of Historic Madison, Inc. donations accepted.
Riverfront Wine, Stein & Barrel 21 Taste the best wines, craft brews and bourbon the region has to offer.  Enjoy regional music & food.
American Queen 23 Docking at the riverfront 8am-1pm.  No tours.
Madison Archicamp 25-26 This year's theme is "recycling buildings".  Campers ages 8 to 12. Hands-on architectural fun, craft projects, walking tours and more! $30 per child, reservations required, 812-265-2967.
Fourth Friday Downtown 27 Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8pm 812-493-4984
Gallery Opening or Open Mic Night 23 Gallery Openings by local & regional artists alternating monthly with Open Mic Poetry Night.  Village Lights Bookstore, 812-265-1800.  Mar-Nov
Wine Tasting 23 Madison Apothecary.  Sample featured wines and receive a souvenier wine glass.  All wines 10% off at tastings.  $10pp, 812-265-4621

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July 2014

 

 


Madison Regatta Parade
4 7:15pm on Main Street
Madison Regatta 4-6 200MPH Hydroplane racing; limited class racing, vintage boats, air show, fireworks, musical entertainment, food. Admission Charged. 812-274-0400. Annual Event www.madisonregatta.com
Bluegrass Music 5 Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. 6 p.m. Admission free
Clifty Inn Regatta Weekend Cookout 5 Cookout & entertainment.  Watch the firewroks.  Clifty Inn at Clifty Falls State Park 812-265-4135
Jefferson County 4H Fair 7-12 Fairgrounds.  Exhibits, music, rides and more.
Music in the Park 11 Second Friday of the month June-Sept.  Free outdoor concert at Broadway Fountain.  812-493-4984  www.madisonmainstreet.com 
Behind the Scenes Tour 12 Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Tour parts of the mansion not normally open to the public. $10 adult, $5 children
Twilight Tasting 19 Multi-course, fixed menu, in the tasting room or on the covered deck.  Limited seating, guaranteed reservations only.  Madison Vineyards Estate Winery  888-473-6500/812-273-6500.  "Low Country Shrimp Boil"
Architectural Tour 19 Architectural Tours for the THIRD Saturday of each month- from June to Sept. 10am at the Broadway Fountain, courtesy of Historic Madison, Inc. donations accepted.
Slice of Summer Sidewalk Sale 24-26 Downtown businesses offer great prices on select merchandise.
Fourth Friday Downtown 25 Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8pm 812-493-4984
Gallery Opening or Open Mic Night 25 Gallery Openings by local & regional artists alternating monthly with Open Mic Poetry Night.  Village Lights Bookstore, 812-265-1800.  Mar-Nov
Wine Tasting 25 Madison Apothecary.  Sample featured wines and receive a souvenier wine glass.  All wines 10% off at tastings.  $10pp, 812-265-4621
Queen of the Mississippi 26-27 Docking 7/26 at 10:00 pm and depart 7/27 at noon.  No public tours.

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August 2014

 

 


Bluegrass Music 2 Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. 6 p.m. Admission free
Scarecrow Contest 2 Win a prize for your best scarecrow design.  Top winners receive a case of wine each and the scarecrow wil be displayed in the vineyard.  Madison Vineyards Estate Winery  888-473-6500/812-273-6500. 
Music in the Park 8 Second Friday of the month June-Sept.  Free outdoor concert at Broadway Fountain.  812-493-4984  www.madisonmainstreet.com 
Twilight Tasting 9 Multi-course, fixed menu, in the tasting room or on the covered deck.  Limited seating, guaranteed reservations only.  Madison Vineyards Estate Winery  888-473-6500/812-273-6500.
Behind the Scenes Tour 9 Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Tour parts of the mansion not normally open to the public. $10 adult, $5 children
Madison RibberFest 15-16 Two-day treat for the taste buds! Madison's Indiana State Barbecue Cook-off held along the Riverfront. Music, food, boat rides. Fun for the entire family. Admission charged. 800-559-2956 or 812-265-2956. Annual Event www.madisonribberfest.com
Architectural Tour 16 Architectural Tours for the THIRD Saturday of each month- from June to Sept. 10am at the Broadway Fountain, courtesy of Historic Madison, Inc. donations accepted.
American Queen 20 Docking at the Riverfront 8am-1pm.  No tours.
Fourth Friday Downtown 22 Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8pm 812-493-4984
Gallery Opening or Open Mic Night 22 Gallery Openings by local & regional artists alternating monthly with Open Mic Poetry Night.  Village Lights Bookstore, 812-265-1800.  Mar-Nov
Wine Tasting 22 Madison Apothecary.  Sample featured wines and receive a souvenier wine glass.  All wines 10% off at tastings.  $10pp, 812-265-4621
Neavill's Grove "Old Settlers Meeting" 29 - 31 Antique farm machinery, arts, crafts, food, games, contests. Deputy Pike, Smyrna Township. 812-701-5834. Admission free. Annual Event
Rockin' on the River 30 All day event on the riverfront featuring a car show, car give away and rock & roll era band.  812-265-4133
Harvest Hoot 31 19th annual.  Grape stomp, hay wagon vineyard tours, special discounts.  Free admission.  Madison Vineyards Estate Winery  888-473-6500/812-273-6500. 

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September 2014

 


Chelsea Jubilee 5-6 Indiana's oldest community reunion.  Music, food, fun.  Fri 4-10pm, Sat 12-10:30pm.  Saluda Township Park, Hwy 62.  812-889-2726
American Queen 5 Docking at the Riverfront 8am-1pm.  No tours.
Bluegrass Music 6 Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. 6:00 p.m. Admission free.
Music in the Park 12 7-9 pm at the Broadway Fountain in gorgeous historic downtown Madison. Sponsored by Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art.  Bring your lawnchairs and join us at the fountain for FREE concert. Music in the Park is brought to you free by the Madison Main Street Program 812-493-4984, www.madisonmainstreet.com
Canaan Fall Festival and Pony Express Mail Run Celebration 12-13 Pony express mail run w/special postmark, food, entertainment, frog contests, museum tours, flea market.  Fri 9am-10pm, Sat 8am-10pm.  Contact Gale Ferris, 812-839-4770. Admission Free. Annual Event
Behind the Scenes Tour 13 Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Tour parts of the mansion not normally open to the public. $10 adult, $5 children
Mad-Town Mud-Climb 13 Intense 5K Mudder with up to 25 challenging obstacles.  6-16% incline course.  812-265-5811. $80 presale, $100 day of event.  Lide White Boys & Girls Club
Black & White Party 20 One glittering night of good food, good friends, good music – all in Black and White! On the scenic south lawn, guests are encouraged to wear any type of black and white attire. 812-273-0556, $25 in advance, $30 at the door.  Reservations required.
Twilight Tasting 20 Multi-course, fixed menu, in the tasting room or on the covered deck.  Limited seating, guaranteed reservations only.  Madison Vineyards Estate Winery  888-473-6500/812-273-6500.
Architectural Tour 20 Architectural Tours for the THIRD Saturday of each month- from June to Sept. 10am at the Broadway Fountain, courtesy of Historic Madison, Inc. donations accepted.
Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day & Celebration 20 Cultural appreciation of Hispanic countries w/food, dance, and artifacts from various Latin American Countries. Broadway Fountain, 4:30-9 pm. 812- 273-4350.
Fourth Friday Downtown 26 Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8pm 812-493-4984
Wine Tasting 26 Madison Apothecary.  Sample featured wines and receive a souvenier wine glass.  All wines 10% off at tastings.  $10pp, 812-265-4621
Gallery Opening or Open Mic Night 26 Gallery Openings by local & regional artists alternating monthly with Open Mic Poetry Night.  Village Lights Bookstore, 812-265-1800.  Mar-Nov
Fall Old Court Days 26-28 An antique and crafts outdoor market held around the Jefferson County Court House, Saturday Fish Fry. 9am to 6pm, Daily, Sponsored by the Madison Pilot Club.  Contact Linda McDaniel 812-273-0550.  Admission Free. Annual Event
44th Annual Madison Chautauqua 27-28 Premier outdoor juried fine arts & crafts event. Historic neighborhood between Broadway & Vine Streets and along Ohio Riverfront. Foodfest, Kid's Korner activity tent. 10-5 p.m. Sat & Sun. Free admission. 800-559-2956/812-265-2956. Sponsored by the VisitMadison, Inc.. Annual Event www.madisonchautauqua.com
The Gathering at the Market 27-28 Antique Show, Saturday 10am - 5 pm, Sunday 11am - 4 pm at The Old Market on Main, 801 West Main Street.  Handmade arts and
crafts and antiques for sale.
Annual Harvest Celebration Festival 27-28 "Fall into Fun". A cornucopia of artists, crafters, festival food and wine engulf the gardens surrounding Lanthier Winery. Celebrate the harvest traditions amidst the brilliance of autumn. 123 Mill Street Location, vintage Madison, Indiana. Call 800-41-WINES for more information about this prestigious event. www.lanthierwinery.com
Music in the Park 28 7-9 pm at the Broadway Fountain in gorgeous historic downtown Madison. Sponsored by Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art.  Bring your lawnchairs and join us at the fountain for FREE concert. Music in the Park is brought to you free by the Madison Main Street Program 812-493-4984, www.madisonmainstreet.com

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October 2014

 


Madison Saddletree Factory 5K Walk/Run 4 Includes tour, hands-on demos and fun family activities.  812-265-2967.  $15/$20 after Sept.  Reservations requires.
Bluegrass Music 4 Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. 6:00 p.m. Admission free.
Tri Kappa Tour of Homes 10-12 Tour private homes in Madison.  Tri Kappa
Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew 11 On Madison's Main Street. Individuals, businesses, and organizations compete to make Madison's best soup, stew or chili. 11am to 6pm. Music onstage at Main & Mulberry. Kids' Play Area, Corn Hole Tournament, Costume Contest.  Call 812-265-3135. Sponsored by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. Free admission. Tickets available for tasting & games.  Annual Event
Behind the Scenes Tour 11 Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Tour parts of the mansion not normally open to the public. $10 adult, $5 children
Night Spirits 17 7 – 9 p.m.  Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. Beginning at 7 p.m. groups of 15 will depart from the Visitor's Center at 15 minute intervals. During the tour, guest will encounter costumed actors with tales to tell.  Reservations recommended. $10 pp.  Appropriate for ages 14 and older. Contact Gerry Reilly at 812.273.0556.
Architectural Tour 18 Architectural Tours for the THIRD Saturday of each month- from June to Sept. 10am at the Broadway Fountain, courtesy of Historic Madison, Inc. donations accepted.
Fourth Friday Downtown 24 Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8pm 812-493-4984
Gallery Opening or Open Mic Night 24 Gallery Openings by local & regional artists alternating monthly with Open Mic Poetry Night.  Village Lights Bookstore, 812-265-1800.  Mar-Nov
Wine Tasting 24 Madison Apothecary.  Sample featured wines and receive a souvenier wine glass.  All wines 10% off at tastings.  $10pp, 812-265-4621
Spooky Mansion 25 6– 8 p.m. $3 per child (1 free adult per child) Contact Gerry Reilly at 812.273.0556 with questions. Kids will enjoy trick-or-treating, ghosts and stories, creepy crafts, and walking through the spine-tingling basement.
HMI Historic Sites Close for the Winter 27  

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November 2014

 

 


Bluegrass Music 1 Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. 6:00 p.m. Admission free.
Indiana Wine Trail Fall Haul 1-2 Annual Event. Tour all six Southeast Indiana Wineries, food and wine pairings. 11am-5pm www.indianawinetrail.com
Christmas in Madison Open House 14 Historic Downtown Madison Merchants present their Christmas Open House.
Twilight Tasting 15 Multi-course, fixed menu, in the tasting room or on the covered deck.  Limited seating, guaranteed reservations only.  Madison Vineyards Estate Winery  888-473-6500/812-273-6500.  "Champagne"
The Messiah 23 Hanover College
Fourth Friday Downtown 28 Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8pm 812-493-4984
Wine Tasting 28 Madison Apothecary.  Sample featured wines and receive a souvenier wine glass.  All wines 10% off at tastings.  $10pp, 812-265-4621
Gallery Opening or Open Mic Night 28 Gallery Openings by local & regional artists alternating monthly with Open Mic Poetry Night.  Village Lights Bookstore, 812-265-1800.  Mar-Nov
Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes 28, 29 & Dec. 5, 6 Celebrate the Christmas season while touring public sites and historic private homes. Adult tickets $15, children $5. Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 3-9pm. Sponsored by the Visit Madison, 800/559-2956 or 812/265-2956. Annual Event www.nightsbeforechristmas.com
Nights Great Cookie Caper 28, 29 & Dec 5, 6 Purchase homemade cookies and treats.  All proceeds benefit local charity.  Fridays 4-8pm, Saturdays 2-8pm, Visitor Center

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December 2014

 

 


Nights Great Cookie Caper 5, 6 Purchase homemade cookies and treats.  All proceeds benefit local charity.  Fridays 5-8pm, Saturdays 3-9pm, Visitor Center
Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes 5, 6 Celebrate the Christmas season while touring public sites and historic private homes. Adult tickets $15, children $5. Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 3pm-9pm. Sponsored by the VisitMadison, Inc., 800/559-2956 or 812/265-2956. Annual Event www.nightsbeforechristmas.com
A Very Merry Madison Christmas Parade 6 Downtown Madison, 10am.  Begins at Jefferson, ends at.Mill Street.
Bluegrass Music 6 Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. 6:00 p.m. Admission free.
Spirit of Christmas Past 13 Holiday program for children at Lanier Mansion includes Victorian Santa, Stories, Craft, and Refreshments, 2pm-4pm, $3 per child, 812-273-0556
Behind the Scenes Tour 13 Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Tour parts of the mansion not normally open to the public. $10 adult, $5 children 
Indiana Wine Trail Nouveau Noelle
6-7 Indiana Wine Trail Nouveau Noelle Gift Basket.  Buy your ticket, pick-up your basket at Madison Visitor's Center, then visit all 6 wineries along the trail where you’ll receive a gift at each winery to add to your basket. You’ll finish with a wine-themed basket to give as a gift or keep for yourself. www.indianawinetrail.com

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