73 E. Jefferson St, Winterset, IA 50273  |  515.462.1187

Covered Bridges Scenic Byway
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The Covered Bridges Scenic Byway offers visitors a journey into iconic America. Dotting the classic Iowa landscape are the famed covered bridges of Madison County, immortalized in the novel, movie and musical, The Bridges of Madison County. At the county’s … Read More

Norma Jeanne’s Threads
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124 N. 1st Ave. Winterset, IA 50273 515.705.9818 On Facebook Norma Jeanne’s Threads carries Women’s, Men’s and Children’s Clothing and Accessories hand picked for you! We strive to give you an AMAZING shopping experience at affordable prices and unique finds!

Spoons Full of Sugar Boutique
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420 South John Wayne Drive Winterset, IA 50273 515-360-1526 Website Unique, beautiful handmade jewelry from vintage sterling silver plate spoons.

Car Show
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The annual Madison County Car Show, hosted by Central Iowa Auto, will be held on Sunday, October 13th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm during Covered Bridge Festival weekend in the field behind the Winterset School District Administration building at … Read More

Historical Complex Activities
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Enjoy the field mercantile penny candy sales, family fun activities at Tusha School, blacksmith demonstrations, horse and wagon rides, Civil War encampment, and more. There is no admission fee Friday or Saturday of Covered Bridge Festival. Even the horse wagon … Read More

Quilt Show
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The annual Covered Bridge Quilters Quilt Show is held in the gymnasium at Winterset Elementary School during the Covered Bridge Festival. Just off the festival grounds to the southwest, the address is 404 South 2nd Avenue, Winterset, IA. Enter at … Read More

Covered Bridge Tours
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If you’d like to visit some of our historic covered bridges during the Madison County Covered Bridge Festival, there’s an easy way to do it! The Winterset Rotary Club hosts bus tours of the covered bridges on Saturday from 10am … Read More

Service Animals: Our Policies
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Please note that only service animals are allowed on the Festival Grounds during Covered Bridge Festival. Service animals are allowed anywhere the public is allowed. The Festival Grounds includes the courthouse square area and everything that is only accessible after … Read More

Sample Itineraries
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If you’re coming to visit and wondering what to see in the amount of time you have, we’ve put together some sample itineraries with our most popular features to guide you. For Individuals: Self-Guided Half-Day Itinerary Self-Guided Full-Day Itinerary Self-Guided … Read More

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