Find games and activities for kidz around every korner at the 49th Annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival!
Madison County Historical Complex, 815 South 2nd Ave. Catch the FREE tractor shuttle for Passport to the Past activities. Blacksmith demonstrations, Civil War camp and battles, one-room schoolhouse activities, horse and wagon rides, and food service by the Winterset Kiwanis.
George Washington Carver Park, southeast of the festival grounds (next to the fire station). Sponsored by the Master Gardeners. Please visit our demonstration of cotton, peanuts and hear the stories about this great humanitarian who lived in Winterset before attaining his education and becoming one of the most revered botanists until Norman Borlaug!
Winterset Art Center, two blocks south of festival grounds on John Wayne Drive. Enjoy craft-making for kids, a quilt square activity, spin art (10am to 2pm Saturday only), plus art demonstrations.
Meet Susan B. Anthony & Tour Courthouse, north courthouse door, 10am to 4pm. Tours start at 10am, 12pm, and 4pm. Sponsored by the Madison County Historical Society.
ISU Extension and Outreach, east side of the festival grounds on John Wayne Drive. Create seed balls to encourage native plant growth, and support our butterflies, bees, and pollinators. In partnership with Pheasants Forever and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
MCFEE (Madison County Foundation for Environmental Education), SW corner of the square. Learn about butterflies, make an origami butterfly and clothespin butterflies.
Freedom for Youth Ministries, east side of the festival grounds. 9am to 5pm on Saturday, enjoy Pumpkin Relay Races, Hop Scotch, the Corn Box, tables & chairs, and a storyteller each hour. The center will be an open house on Saturday, with restrooms available. The corn box will remain open on Sunday.
Chamber of Commerce, find the covered bridge on the east of the courthouse and leave a note for your sweetie!
Piece Works Quilt Shop, south side of the square. Attendees will sign signature blocks which will be made into a quilt and last year’s coloring quilt will be on display.
Create a Covered Bridge with Winterset Woodworking I class and Tom Clause on the northwest corner of the festival grounds. Learn about the unique construction of our Madison County covered bridges and create a small replica of Cedar Covered Bridge.
Pony Rides, southwest corner near Madhaus Gallery, provided by Wildwood Hills Ranch.
Pedal Tractors by Agrivision, southeast corner near Freedom for Youth Ministries.