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
Free

Chelsea Jubilee

September 2 - September 3
Saluda Township Park,
Highway 62
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Indiana's oldest community reunion (150 years).  Music, tractor parade, games, arts/crafts, flea market, food, fun.  Saluda Township Park, Hwy 62.  812-866-4178

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Rockin’ on the River

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Madison Riverfront,
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Car show & concert charity event. 10am-11pm  812-265-4133

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FREE

Jefferson Bluegrass Jamboree

September 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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FREE

Canaan Fall Festival and Pony Express Mail Run

September 9 - September 10
Canaan Restoration Council,
Main Street
Canaan, IN 47224 United States
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50th Pony express mail run between Canaan and Madison.  Food, stage entertainment, kid's games, exhibits , flea market, arts/crafts.  parade begins at 10:30am.  Admission Free. Friday - 3pm - 10pm; Saturday 8am-10:30pm.  

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Free

Music in the Park

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Broadway Fountain,
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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6:00 PM local opening act; 7-9pm regional bands Bring your lawn chair!

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$5 - $10

Behind the Scenes Tour

September 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

5 to the 5 Vintage Hydros Presents Madison Vintage Thunder

September 17 - September 18
Madison Riverfront,
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Vintage raceboat event to be held on the Ohio River. 8am-5pm both days. Free admission!

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Free

Architectural Walking Tour

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain,
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Guided tour begins begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. HMI- 812-265-2967, donations accepted.

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Free

Lanier Mansion /State Bicentennial Celebration

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lanier Mansion,
601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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As a part of the State Bicentennial Celebration the mansion will offer free tours between the hours of 10am-3pm

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Free

“The Steamboats a Comin!” by Kevin Stonerock /State Bicentennial Celebration

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lanier Mansion,
601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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A grand adventure of story, song and first person living history about life on the Ohio River from the frontier era through the glorious age of steam, with special emphasis on the showboats. Free

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Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Broadway Fountain,
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Cultural appreciation of Hispanic traditions w/food, dance, and music from various Latin American Countries. Broadway Fountain, 4:00-9 pm. 812- 701-2821

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Free

Mayor’s Movies in the Park

September 17 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The movie "Hoosiers" will be shown in Bicentennial Park. The movie begins at dusk and is free to the public.

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Music at the Mansion – State Bicentennial Celebration

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lanier Mansion,
601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Ice Cream Social and concert on the mansion’s north lawn featuring Conch Republic from Lexington, Ky. They will perform beach tunes from artists like the Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley and Zac Brown.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets; picnic baskets are welcome. Concert is free/ donations encouraged. Sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission. Also, a Traditional Arts Indiana Exhibit, Indiana Folk Arts: 200 Years of Tradition and Innovation, an Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project funded by the IHC & IAC.

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FREE

Fall Old Court Days

September 23 - September 25
Jefferson County Courthouse,
300 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fri & Sat - 9am-6pm; Sun 9am-4pm  Browse the arts & crafts, collectibles, antiques, food booths, farmer's market & more all around the Courthouse. Free admission. Saturday Fish Fry, Sponsored by the Madison Pilot Club, 812-493-2024.

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Art in the Garden – Fall

September 23 - September 25
Art in the Garden,
509 Jefferson Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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A group of 20 area artists/crafters working in a variety of mediums offer their creations along with plants & edibles.  Beautiful, useful and delicious things for you, your home, and gifting.  Tea and cookies in the garden each day. September 23-25 Friday 4-7pm Sat & Sun 9am-5pm

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Free

Fourth Friday Downtown

September 23 @ 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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FREE

Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

September 24 - September 25
Canaan Restoration Council,
Main Street
Canaan, IN 47224 United States
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Enjoy Southern Indiana's premier outdoor juried fine arts & crafts show featuring artists & craftsmen from across the nation. Riverfront food fest, entertainment, and children's activity tent. Historic neighborhood between Broadway & Vine Streets and along Ohio Riverfront. 10-5 p.m. Sat & Sun. Free admission. 800-559-2956/812-265-2956.  Annual Event www.madisonchautauqua.com

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Free

Harvest Celebration Festival

September 24 - September 25
Lanthier Winery,
123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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10am-6pm daily.  A grand gathering of artists and crafters showcased in the winery's beautiful gardens.  Enjoy wine tasting, garden tours, live music, strolling the outdoor galleries.

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Donation

City of Madison Municipal Airport Air Show

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Madison Municipal Airport,
3919 West Ims Lane
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Visit the city owned Municipal Airport in operation since 1964. Aircraft on display, food, plane rides, and an airshow. Gates open at 11am and airshow begins at 2pm

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$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 $15, $18 day of, children(5-10) $6, $7 day of.

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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 $15, $18 day of, children(5-10) $6, $7 day of.

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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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$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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$12

Night Spirits

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion,
601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Costumed actors portraying "spirits" recount true tales from our nation's past. Not recommended for children.  Light refreshments. $12/person, reservations recommended.  Lanier Mansion, 812-273-0556

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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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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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