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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Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues

August 16 - August 17


Madison’s Indiana State Barbecue Cook-off held along the Riverfront. Music, food, races, boat rides. Fun for the entire family. 800-559-2956 or 812-265-2956. Annual Event www.madisonribberfest.com

$30 Pre-sale on sale June 15, 2019, while supplies last (these include $10 in food and beverage coupons)
$30 *Advance wristband sales begin after pre-sale is over (no food coupons) and will only be available until August 16th online and by phone
*You may still purchase them in person (while supplies last) at the Visitor’s Center through Thursday, August 15th .
Kids 12 & under free with a paid adult
$35 at the gate beginning August 16th. These wristbands are good for both days



August 16
August 17
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Madison Ribberfest


Bicentennial Park
106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Dates & Times subject to change. Please call ahead.