Covered Bridge Festival is Planned for October 9 & 10, 2021!

After our sad but necessary cancelation of the Covered Bridge Festival in 2020, we’re please to report that planning is now full steam ahead for a much-anticipated return on October 9 and 10, 2021! Aptly, our theme will be Reunited. In addition to celebrating our ability to reunite on the second weekend in October, 2021, we look … Read more

Madison County Chamber Welcomes New Executive Director

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Amara Huffine has been hired as our new Executive Director. Amara’s first day will be Monday, March 1st. Sarah Pugh, Chamber Board Chair, said “We’re thrilled to have Amara join us, and excited about the enthusiasm and experience that she brings … Read more

2020 Covered Bridge Festival Canceled Due to COVID-19

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Madison County Covered Bridge Festival that was to be held October 10-11. We are saddened by this outcome and will miss the joy of coming together and making memories with family, friends, and guests to our community. … Read more

Stay Safe & Shop Local

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce encourages you to continue to support our local businesses and organizations during the difficult and unpredictable time of restrictions due to COVID-19. We are actively seeking updates about hours and special offerings from our member businesses and posting them on our page, Stay Safe & Shop Local. From there … Read more

Postponed: Winterset Wine Walk

Our previously scheduled date of May 9th has been postponed, but SOON we hope to invite you to join the Madison County Chamber of Commerce, downtown Winterset merchants, and area wineries for shopping, wine sampling, food pairings, live music, and more!   Simply register in advance (when the new date is set), stop by the … Read more

Hallelujah Holiday Tour of Churches

The Hallelujah Holiday Tour of Churches is on Saturday, December 8th from 1 – 5 pm. Visit eight churches in Earlham and Winterset decked out for the holidays and full of Christmas spirit!  Participating churches include First Presbyterian, St. Paul Lutheran, Faith Lutheran (at the Zion Church at the Madison County Historical Complex), First Christian … Read more

49th Annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival

(WINTERSET, IA) – On October 13-14 the 49th Annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival will take place in Winterset, Iowa. The home of 6 historic covered bridges (some over 140 years old) which inspired a best-selling novel, award-winning Hollywood movie, and Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical, the community of Winterset is preparing to host thousands of … Read more

Madison County’s Cedar Covered Bridge Rebuilding Project Receives Funding

Chris Kramer DCA Acting Director, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 19, 2017 Contact: Jeff Morgan, 515-281-3858, $1.3 million awarded to five Iowa Great Places projects Madison County’s Cedar Covered Bridge rebuilding project receives funding DES MOINES – Five Iowa Great Places have been awarded $1.3 million in grants for projects in … Read more

10 New Favorites at the 2017 Covered Bridge Festival

Performances by Winterset native and “The Bridges of Madison County” actress Sarah Schmitt Zahn. Sarah will be singing original pieces and songs from the Broadway musical of “Bridges”. Saturday at 2:00 pm on the Penrod Stage and Sunday at 4:00 pm on the Benge Family Stage. Chain Saw Carvingby Andy Klindt. His booth will be … Read more