Madison is beautiful all year round, but fall is a particularly special time in our picturesque Rivertown.
There are so many ways to kick off the fall season in Madison!
The Ohio River is the perfect backdrop to watch the slow and tranquil transition from summer to fall. Take a stroll along our riverfront to witness the gradual color change in the trees.
There’s never a bad time to visit Clifty Falls, but hikers and photographers alike flock to this state park during the fall season to experience the beautiful autumn foliage.
Pumpkin Spice Everything! While you’re experiencing everything that Madison has to offer in the fall, make sure to stop by one of our local cafes to enjoy a fall beverage of your choice!
Fall Festival Fun!
Madison may be a small town, but we celebrate BIG with our fall festivities!
Coming up on September 25 & 26 is our annual Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art. Every year on the last full weekend of September, visitors come to Madison to experience Southern Indiana’s premier outdoor juried arts & crafts festival that usually brings in around 200 artists and vendors.
Just up the block around the courthouse square, Fall Old Court Days will be in full swing from September 24 – 26. Enjoy unique handmade items, crafts, antiques, collectibles and delicious food selections. This is a free, family-friendly event and all proceeds go back to bettering our beautiful community!
Head to our local Lanthier Winery for the Harvest Celebration Festival on September 25 & 26! Sip on their limited-release Harvest Sangria while you take a stroll through the exquisite gardens while you admire the art on display. You might even take home one or two of the mammoth mums!
Make plans to attend Madison Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Soup Stew Chili & Brew event on October 9th! Enjoy delicious food, fun activities, live music, shopping, and beer & wine gardens all along Downtown Madison’s beautiful and bustling Main Street.
Mark your calendar for October 2nd to attend Mayor’s Movies in the Park: Hocus Pocus at Bicentennial Park! There’s no better way to kick off spooky season than with this Halloween classic.
Grab your costume and your family and friends to join us for the City of Madison’s Halloween Festival on October 30th from 11AM-2PM at Bicentennial Park! The festivities will include a petting zoo, live music, a canine costume contest (along with a human costume competition!), a trackless train, bouncy houses, and of course, CANDY! No tricks, just treats and a whole lot of fun for all ages!
Later that evening, be sure to check out Visit Madison’s Jack-O-Lantern Walk & Trick or Treat event from 6PM-9PM in front of the Lanier Mansion! The Mansion will be decked out in all its Halloween splendor, complete with carved Jack-O-Lanterns and a spooky spider candy chute.
If we are this excited about our fall season, can you imagine what it will be like during the holidays? Secure your spot for the Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes today to take part in Madison’s premier Christmas Celebration!
Keep an eye out around November for our Holiday Events Calendar!