We know how to throw a party! We’ve been doing this since 1809….there is ALWAYS something to do when you come to Madison. There are home tours, music events, garden tours, holiday events, arts/crafts shows, 5Ks, car shows, food & wine tastings – just to name a few.

Our largest events include RiverRoots Music and Folk Arts Festival, Madison Regatta, Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art, Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew Festival and Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes.

 

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September 2016
$15 - $18

Tri Kappa Tour of Homes

September 30 - October 2
Historic Downtown,
Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Biennial tour of Historic sites in downtown Madison. Hours Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Adults $18, children(5-10) $7.

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October 2016
$15 - $18

Tri Kappa Tour of Homes

October 1 - October 2
Historic Downtown,
Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Biennial tour of Historic sites in downtown Madison. Hours Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Adults $18, children(5-10) $7.

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FREE

Jefferson Bluegrass Jamboree

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds,
3852 Indiana 256
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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4-H Fairgrounds, Open Jam 4-6; 6-9pm, 812-346-2550

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$7 - $15

Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lanier Mansion,
601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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The first stop on the walk will be the Lanier Mansion itself.  A costumed guide will take guests throughout the house, including its eerie basement, and recount stories about spirits that many believe inhabit the home. Then, the group will take to the nearby streets of downtown Madison and stop outside three other locations that are rumored to be haunted. Guests should be prepared to go up and down stairs and walk on uneven surfaces around downtown Madison. Tickets for the…

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$5 - $10

Behind the Scenes Tour

October 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lanier Mansion,
601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children, 812-273-0556 There will not be a standard 4 p.m. tour.

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Free

Hunter’s Moon Celebration

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lanthier Winery,
123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fall gardening and plant give away.  The big bulb drop and fall divide mix.

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FREE

Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Main Street,
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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On Madison's Main Street. Individuals, businesses, and organizations compete to make Madison's best soup, stew or chili. Music, games, and all the great tastes of fall!  11am to 5pm. Call 812-265-3135. Sponsored by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. Free admission. Tickets available for tasting & games. Family Friendly!

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$7 - $15

Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

October 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lanier Mansion,
601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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The first stop on the walk will be the Lanier Mansion itself.  A costumed guide will take guests throughout the house, including its eerie basement, and recount stories about spirits that many believe inhabit the home. Then, the group will take to the nearby streets of downtown Madison and stop outside three other locations that are rumored to be haunted. Guests should be prepared to go up and down stairs and walk on uneven surfaces around downtown Madison. Tickets for the…

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$12

Night Spirits: Spirits of Desperados

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lanier Mansion,
601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Encounter costumed "spirits" describing how the Reno Gang and other desperados met justice at the end of a rope. $12/person, reservations recommended. Lanier Mansion, 812-273-0556

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$7 - $15

Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lanier Mansion,
601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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The first stop on the walk will be the Lanier Mansion itself.  A costumed guide will take guests throughout the house, including its eerie basement, and recount stories about spirits that many believe inhabit the home. Then, the group will take to the nearby streets of downtown Madison and stop outside three other locations that are rumored to be haunted. Guests should be prepared to go up and down stairs and walk on uneven surfaces around downtown Madison. Tickets for the…

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$3

Spooky Mansion

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lanier Mansion,
601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Spooky (not scary) children's Halloween Program.  Candy, ghost stories, spooky decorations, crafts.  Lanier Mansion, 812-273-4531 Kids $3, One free adult per child

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Free

Fourth Friday Downtown

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street,
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun.

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$7 - $15

Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lanier Mansion,
601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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The first stop on the walk will be the Lanier Mansion itself.  A costumed guide will take guests throughout the house, including its eerie basement, and recount stories about spirits that many believe inhabit the home. Then, the group will take to the nearby streets of downtown Madison and stop outside three other locations that are rumored to be haunted. Guests should be prepared to go up and down stairs and walk on uneven surfaces around downtown Madison. Tickets for the…

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$7 - $15

Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lanier Mansion,
601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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The first stop on the walk will be the Lanier Mansion itself.  A costumed guide will take guests throughout the house, including its eerie basement, and recount stories about spirits that many believe inhabit the home. Then, the group will take to the nearby streets of downtown Madison and stop outside three other locations that are rumored to be haunted. Guests should be prepared to go up and down stairs and walk on uneven surfaces around downtown Madison. Tickets for the…

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November 2016

Indiana Wine Trail Fall Haul

November 5 - November 6

11am-5pm.  Tour all six Southeast Indiana Wineries, food and wine pairings.

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FREE

Jefferson Bluegrass Jamboree

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds,
3852 Indiana 256
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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4-H Fairgrounds, Open Jam 4-6; 6-9pm, 812-346-2550

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Free

Downtown Holiday Open House

November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street,
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Main Street's Signature Event!  Elaborate holiday displays, new releases of holiday items, special promotions, and goodies for customers.

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$5 - $10

Behind the Scenes Tour

November 12 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lanier Mansion,
601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children, 812-273-0556 There will not be a standard 4 p.m. tour.

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Madison Craft Show

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Madison Armory,
1533 Clifty Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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9am-3pm  Hand crafted items at Madison Armory.

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Deal with the Dealer

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

9am-6pm at participating antique & collectible shops. Get the best deal in town! Call 812-273-3040 for details.

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Free

Deck the Halls

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lanthier Winery,
123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Learn the "how to" of holiday splendor and tree trimming during this interactive event.  Pre-release holiday wine access.

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Free

Flashlight Hike on the Heritage Trail

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Heritage Trail,
Vaughn Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Join us on the full moon night with your flashlight to hike the trail.  Bonfire & drinks provided at the Welcome Center.

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FREE

Optical Exploration-Hot to Cold Glass

November 18 - December 31

Experience a wide range of hot to cold glass work examples by local glass artisans Seth Bickis and Rhonda L. Deeg. This exhibit runs from Nov. 18- Dec. 31 at the West Street Center for New Art, 301 West St.

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Free

Deck the Halls

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lanthier Winery,
123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Learn the "how to" of holiday splendor and tree trimming during this interactive event.  Pre-release holiday wine access.

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Nights Great Cookie Caper

November 25 - November 26
Madison Visitor’s Center,
601 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fridays 4-8pm, Saturdays 2-8pm, Visitor Center.  Purchase homemade cookies and treats.  All proceeds benefit local charity.

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$20

Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

November 25 - November 26
Historic Downtown,
Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 3pm-9pm.  Celebrate the Christmas season while touring public sites and historic private homes. Adult tickets $20, children (5-12) $5. Sponsored by the VisitMadison, Inc., 800/559-2956 or 812/265-2956.

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Free

Festival of Trees & Host of Angels

November 25 - December 24
Lanthier Winery,
123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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10am-6pm November 25 - December 24; extended hours until 8pm during Thanksgiving weekend and first weekend of December. A forest of glittering, gleaming trees.  Children must be accompanied by adult.  Midwest's largest private collection of angels.

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Free

Fourth Friday Downtown

November 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street,
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun.

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December 2016
$20

Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

December 2 - December 3
Historic Downtown,
Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 3-9pm.  Celebrate the Christmas season while touring public sites and historic private homes. Adult tickets $20, children (5-12) $5.  Sponsored by the Visit Madison, 800/559-2956 or 812/265-2956.

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Nights Great Cookie Caper

December 2 - December 3
Madison Visitor’s Center,
601 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fridays 4-8pm, & Saturdays 2-8pm. Visitor's Center.  Purchase homemade cookies and treats.  All proceeds benefit local charity.

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6th Annual Christmas Craft Show

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brown Gym,
100 Broadway St
Madison, 47250 United States
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9am-3pm Brown Gym; Christmas decorations, food, crafts and Christmas music by Madison Community Band. For more info 812-265-4758.

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Madison Handmade Market

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Little Golden Fox,
602 W. Main St.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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10am-5pm   A juried shopping experience featuring a variety of goods by local artisans at Little Golden Fox.

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Free

A Very Merry Madison Christmas Parade

December 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Street,
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Annual Christmas parade.  Downtown Madison begins at Jefferson, ends at Mill Street.

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FREE

Jefferson Bluegrass Jamboree

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds,
3852 Indiana 256
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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4-H Fairgrounds, Open Jam 4-6; 6-9pm, 812-346-2550

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$3.00

Victorian Family Christmas Party

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lanier Mansion,
601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Enjoy Victorian Christmas activities for children and their families. Crafts, refreshments, stories, a gift shop and a Victorian Santa Claus. $3 per child, adults with children free. 812-273-4531

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Free

Sugarplum Celebration

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lanthier Winery,
123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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12pm-2pm  A "sweet holiday vision" dancing with complimentary samples of fudge, cookies, candies and sugarplums.  Families welcome.

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$5 - $10

Behind the Scenes Tour

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lanier Mansion,
601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children, 812-273-0556 There will not be a standard 4 p.m. tour.

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Free

Welcome Winter Walk

December 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heritage Trail,
Vaughn Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Hot drinks, bonfire, walk at your own pace.  Heritage Trail Welcome Center.  812-701-0284

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