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, parades, arts/crafts shows, 5Ks, car shows, food & wine tastings, and beer on tap – just to name a few.

Our largest events include Madison River Jam (formerly RiverRoots), Madison Regatta, Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art, Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew Festival, Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes, and Wonderland in the Park.


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Halloween Scarecrow Display Contest

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Enjoy judging any Main Street businesses displaying scarecrow on Halloween day! Winners announced at 1:00 p.m.

Grab your fall décor, a straw bale or 2 and a few pumpkins and design a scarecrow display! Madison Main Street Program presents its first annual scarecrow display contest. BUSINESSES & RESIDENTS are encouraged to create a scarecrow display that represents them/their family, their business, or their brand and represents the season. Business owners & residents should register by MONDAY, OCTOBER 21st. Displays can be outside, but can be moved indoors at night if needed, or remain in a store front window, or remain outside. Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 31st at 1 p.m. during the City of Madison’s Halloween Festival.

Be creative! Show off a specific theme, your favorite holiday décor, or impress us with your creativity! These scarecrow displays can be fall themed, revolve around your business, be scary etc. We can’t wait to see you downtown!


October 31
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Madison Main Street Program


Madison Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

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