Hallelujah Holiday Tour of Churches

The Hallelujah Holiday Tour of Churches is on Saturday, December 8th from 1 – 5 pm. Visit eight churches in Earlham and Winterset decked out for the holidays and full of Christmas spirit!  Participating churches include First Presbyterian, St. Paul … Read More

49th Annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival

(WINTERSET, IA) – On October 13-14 the 49th Annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival will take place in Winterset, Iowa. The home of 6 historic covered bridges (some over 140 years old) which inspired a best-selling novel, award-winning Hollywood movie, … Read More

Midwest Travel: Paddling under the bridges of Madison County

Diana Lambdin Meyer of the Star Tribune recently highlighted a canoe trip down the Middle River in Madison County. Check out her journey here: http://www.startribune.com/midwest-traveler-paddling-under-the-bridges-of-madison-county/488663941/

Madison County’s Cedar Covered Bridge Rebuilding Project Receives Funding

Chris Kramer DCA Acting Director, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 19, 2017 Contact: Jeff Morgan, 515-281-3858, jeff.morgan@iowa.gov $1.3 million awarded to five Iowa Great Places projects Madison County’s Cedar Covered Bridge rebuilding project receives funding DES … Read More

10 New Favorites at the 2017 Covered Bridge Festival

Performances by Winterset native and “The Bridges of Madison County” actress Sarah Schmitt Zahn. Sarah will be singing original pieces and songs from the Broadway musical of “Bridges”. Saturday at 2:00 pm on the Penrod Stage and Sunday at 4:00 … Read More

Spend Your Summer in Madison County

It’s summer and that means plenty of ways to spend your time outdoors. We believe that Madison County has some of the most beautiful scenery and friendliest people in the country, so there’s no better place to enjoy that time … Read More

Construction on Cumming Road, May-July

The Chamber office was notified of the following road work that will affect Cumming Road north of Winterset between May 8th and mid-July. It appears that the road will remain open, but may be down to one lane with pilot … Read More

Celebrate Spring in Madison County

All around us here in Madison County, life is reemerging with the start of spring! From newborn animals and blossoms on trees, to an uptake in tourists, it’s obvious that winter is a thing of the past. There are many … Read More

Call for Artists: Due April 7

Last year, the Iowa Department of Transportation announced approval of Madison County’s application to become an Iowa Scenic Byways community following a 2014 call for new byways applications. Because of the Scenic Byways designation, Winterset will be one of fifteen … Read More

Shop Small This Holiday Season: Your Local Gift Guide

Here it is….the holiday shopping season is officially upon us! Winterset is a wonderful place, and this is an especially appropriate time to be reminded of the power we have to preserve our prosperous, historic, and unique community. How do … Read More

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