Find games and activities for kidz around every korner at the 47th Annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival!
Winterset Library, one block east of the square. Enjoy make-and-take crafts and open library time (Saturday only).
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. Pick cotton, grow a peanut, and learn about George Washington Carver.
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. Enjoy yard games, crafts, and STEM activities designed to test your thinker.
MCFEE (Madison County Foundation for Environmental Education), SW corner of the square. Learn about turtles with a Madison County Naturalist, and go on a turtle egg hunt!
Freedom for Youth Ministries, east side of the festival grounds. Enjoy fall-themed, old-fashioned games and activities for children, Saturday only.
Chamber of Commerce, northeast corner of the courthouse lawn. Grab and autograph sheet and find the 1880s style cowboys strolling the festival grounds for autographs and sheriff’s badges!
Piece Works Quilt Shop, south side of the square. Color on special fabric printed like a coloring book as part of a larger quilt-making activity.
Create a Covered Bridge with Morry Hay 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, southeast corner near Freedom for Youth Ministries, hosted by Farm Bureau.