During the 2016 Madison County Covered Bridge Festival, we will have continuous entertainment on two stages: the Mel Penrod Stage on the south side of the Winterset Courthouse steps, and the Benge Family Stage on the northwest corner of the festival grounds. Entertainment will include local musicians, an old fashioned spelling bee, dancers, a Civil War fashion show, crowning of the 2016 Festival King & Queen, and more. As soon as we have a preliminary schedule to share, you’ll find it right here.

Watch for 2017 Schedule Coming Soon!

2016 Schedule for the Mel Penrod Stage:

South Side of the Courthouse Steps
Coordinated by the Winterset Music Club

9:00 am, Flag Raising and National Anthem – American Legion Post 184

9:05 am, CBF Coin Presentation, Historic Preservation Award Presentation, Art Awards by Rae deRegnier


9:20 am, the Blader Family

9:50 am, King & Queen Presentation

10:00 am, Junior Spelling Bee

11:00 am, Benge Family

12:00 pm, Senior Spelling Bee

1:00 pm, Civil War Fashion Show

2:00 pm, Earl Binns and Company

3:00 pm, Quilt of Valor Presentation, Quilt Auction

4:00 pm, “From the Heart”

4:40 pm, Lance Bird


9:00 am, Flag Raising and National Anthem, Boy Scout Troop 121 & Christa Braga

10:00 am, The Loynachans

11:00 am, Tutor 3

12:00 pm, Winterset’s Got Talent

1:00 pm, Ashton Mount

(2:00 pm, Parade)

3:15 pm, The P-44s

4:30 pm, Winterset High School Vocal Showcase


2016 Schedule for the Benge Family Stage

Corner of Jefferson and 1st Avenue
Coordinated by Jorgensen Music Studio

Saturday, October 8 (subject to change)

9:30-10:00 am, Carla Vasey Ragtime Piano

10:00-10:30 am, Winterset Ballet & Dance

10:45-11:15 am, Lou and LaVonne

11:30-12:45 pm, Kristen and Kara Christensen

1:00-1:45 pm, The Benge Family

2:00-2:45 pm, The Big Pig Combo

3:00-4:00 pm, The Real Beals

Sunday, October 9 (subject to change)

10-10:30 am, Carla Vasey Ragtime Piano

10:45 – 11:45 am, Rod Tostensen Saxaphonist

12:30-2:00 pm, Brick Imerman

(break for parade, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm)

3:00-4:30 pm, Chad Elliott