June 20, 2020:
The Great Madison County Scavenger Hunt
Do you crave some fun in these times of social distancing? Are you looking for something different to do with Dad on Father’s Day weekend? Do you just need to get out of the house and enjoy our beautiful community? We’ve got the answer! Join us for The Great Madison County Scavenger Hunt to search, scavenge, and socially distance from your car!
June 5-6, 2020:
Women’s Weekend in Winterset
This event has been postponed, date TBA. The Madison County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present our annual Women’s Weekend in Winterset, a special weekend of classes, workshops, demos, entertainment, pampering, dining, shopping and more.
June 20, 2020:
Macksburg National Skillet Throw
This event has now been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Featuring a parade, pedal tractor pull, RC car demonstration, food and craft vendors, and of course, a skillet throw. See Macksburg National Skillet Throw for more information.
June 27, 2020:
Madison County Airing of the Quilts
View hundreds of quilts in over 15 unique outdoor locations, including our famous covered bridges! Join us for our re-vamped, social-distance friendly, community-wide colorfest of quilts! Tickets are just $20* and include admission to the Iowa Quilt Museum where you can view their Man Made exhibit. More information available at http://iowaquiltmuseum.org/events/.
July 4, 2020:
Freedom Fest, Earlham
Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary!)
Celebrate Independence Day in Earlham! Take part in a street dance, a parade, a pancake breakfast, tons of contests (including watermelon-eating and bubble gum blowing), and fireworks, to name just a few. Find more information at Earlham Freedom Fest.
July 15-19, 2020:
Madison County Fair
Bring the whole family for events and activities, livestock and pet shows, grandstand events, contests, carnival rides and games, food and much more! View the full schedule and details as they develop at madisoncountyfair.net.
July 17 & 18, 2020:
Old Settlers Days, St. Charles
The Old Settlers event celebrates family fun and community involvement. St. Charles, Iowa, is proud of its heritage and traditions. Many Old Settlers worked hard to build this little community! Lots of family entertainment all weekend long, from Cow Pie Bingo to entertainment on the Community Stage. Learn more on Facebook at St. Charles Old Settlers on Facebook and at scoldsettlers.org.
July 31 – August 2, 2020:
Hinterland Music Festival
This event has now been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Three days of music curated for all who love both music and the great outdoors. This annual festival features a blend of live music, camping, art, craft and food vendors, family activities and more. Held a the Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater in St. Charles. View the full lineup and details as they develop at hinterlandiowa.com.
October 10 & 11, 2020:
Madison County Covered Bridge Festival
We invite you to visit the Madison County Covered Bridge Festival to experience the world famous covered bridges, crafts and old-time demonstrations, annual quilt and car shows, a taste of the old west, continuous entertainment and family fun!
January, 2021 (date TBA):
Annual Meeting & Awards Night Banquet
Join the Chamber membership at the 2021 Annual Meeting & Awards Night Banquet at the Jackson Building on the Madison County Fairgrounds. Highlights include a fun, relaxing social hour, scrumptious meal, plus awards and honors for deserving businesses and organizations in our community. If you’d like to nominate an individual or business for an award, use this link.
February, 2021 (date TBA):
Winterset Chocolate Walk
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Participating businesses around Winterset’s courthouse square offer chocolate samples, shopping specials and more in celebration of Valentine’s Day. No registration required, just enjoy!
Saturday, May 9, 2020:
Winterset Wine Walk
This event has been postponed, date TBA. One of our most popular events! Sample locally-made wine and enjoy shopping specials, prizes and more at participating businesses around Winterset’s town square. Participants may purchase a commemorative wine glass at the Chamber of Commerce.
Memorial Day Weekend, 2020:
John Wayne Birthday Celebration
This event has now been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Over the weekend of May 22 & 23, in the Madison County community where John Wayne was born (May 26, 1907) legions of enthusiasts will arrive to celebrate Wayne’s birthday and to enjoy multiple screenings of “Big Jake” at the historic Iowa Theater, an all-horse parade, a benefit dinner and auction and, as always, special guest stars. Confirmed are actor Christopher Mitchum and musical headliner Marty Stuart. For further information, visit the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum Website or call toll free 877-462-1044.