- Downtown Events
The Springtime Garden & Crafts Celebration!
Sat. April 22, 2023
Madison’s blooming azaleas and dogwoods herald the coming of a new season, but the celebration of spring hits full throttle on Saturday April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Town Park with the 24th Annual Madison Fest—a free family-friendly event featuring spring flowers, garden plants, handmade arts and crafts, regional food, creative crafting activities, and great live music all day long!
Look Forward to Activities Including:
Among the crafters, Madison Fest will showcase distinctive, handmade work and wares of over 75 local and regional crafters, artists and designers selling everything from pottery, woodwork, and jewelry, to handcrafted soaps, candles, preserves, locally grown alpaca yarn and much more. In addition, shop for hardy perennials that will stand up to our summer heat! One-of-a-kind gifts abound—relax and explore!
Ice Cold Beer on the Gazebo Terrace Our friends at Amici will sell you an icy cold beer to enjoy on a warm spring day. Beer is on sale from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Gazebo Terrace.
Check out a variety of Tasty Festival Food at the Second St. food court—grab a bite to eat and sit down to listen to great live music all day long from our Second St. Music Stage! The music starts at 10:00 a.m., be sure to check it out!
Kids of all ages are invited to drop into the free Treehouse Kid & Craft Crafting Tent to create their own handmade masterpiece.
This year during Madison Fest, The Madison Artists Guild is hosting a one day Plein Air Paint Out in our beautiful Downtown! Painting will begin at or after 9:00 a.m. on April 22 and last until 2:00 p.m. when all of the artwork will come to the Town Park Pavilion for judging and awards. Artwork will be on display (and for sale) from the Pavilion from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. For more information, or to sign up to paint go to www.TheMadisonArtsistsGuild.org
Discover what the sun really looks like with Charlie Elliott Astronomy, a chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club, as they show you the sun through specialized and safe solar viewing telescopes. You'll be able to look for all sorts of solar activity such as sunspots and solar flares. Drop by to see what our closest star is doing in real time today!
Meet David Burke of Tailshakers. Stop by and look into the eyes of some of Georgia’s native reptiles. On display will be venomous and non venomous snakes as well as turtles, tortoises, and an American alligator.
Madison Fest wants to thank our sponsors including Dock 103.9, and The Morgan County Citizen, Amici Madison.
Madison Fest is dedicated to supporting and encouraging the makers and the growers in our region, and to simultaneously offering our visitors a unique festival experience. For additional information on Madison Fest 2023, visit MainStreetMadisonGA.com, Main Street Madison Georgia on Facebook, mainstreetmadisonga on IG, or call (706) 342-1251 x1208.
One great festival–all wrapped up with unique artwork, tasty food, excellent live entertainment, fun stuff for kids, and first rate shopping! Madison is a beautiful, historic, small town located 45 miles east of Atlanta, GA, off of I-20, and 30 miles south of Athens, GA, off of Highway 441. For information on local dining and lodging, visit the Convention & Visitors Bureau site.