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Madison County Covered Bridge Festival

October 8 @ 9:00 am - October 9 @ 5:00 pm


Stroll through the square in the crisp fall air at the Madison County Covered Bridge Festival. It’s not fall in Iowa without fun festivities to celebrate the foliage. Make a trip to Winterset to experience the Madison County Covered Bridge Festival on Oct. 8 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.

The drive to Winterset is full of rustic charm and many colorful bridges, which provide a touch of nostalgia for an earlier era. And if you’re longing for a closer look at the historic bridges, be sure to schedule a guided bus tour to learn more about the history of these beauties.

Upon entering the festival grounds, guests are greeted with autumn activities, over 100 craft and food vendors and live entertainment. But the Madison County Covered Bridge Festival is more than a typical craft fair. Many of the old-time activities, including marble shooting, square dancing and rifle marksmanship, are open to visitors.

Admission is $3 for adults and free for children under age 11.

For more information, visit madisoncounty.com.


Madison County Chamber & Welcome Center
73 Jefferson Street
Winterset, IA 50273 United States
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