The Springtime Garden & Crafts Celebration!
Sat. April 30, 2022
Madison’s blooming azaleas and dogwoods herald the coming of a new season, but the celebration of spring hits full throttle on Saturday April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Town Park with the 23rd 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 50 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!
Don't miss Blacksmith Jim Archambault as he demonstrates the skill and hard work needed to turn ordinary iron into useful things—all done in Town Park on a portable coal forge! Jim will do hour-long demonstrations at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Ice Cold Beer on the Gazebo Terrace Our friends (and sponsor!) 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.
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! 10:00 a.m., Silver Strings Bluegrass // 11:00 a.m., Payne & Trouble // Noon, Ronnie Pittman & The Vinyl Review // 1:00 p.m., Chick ’N Goats // 2:00 p.m., The Lucky Jones // 3:00 p.m., The Squirrelheads!
Kids of all ages are invited to drop into the free Treehouse Kid & Craft Crafting Tent to create their own handmade masterpiece. Also, at Madison Fest take a whirl on the Chicken Tracks Art Ranch Pottery Wheel—no experience is necessary, bring along your enthusiasm and have some fun!
Free Antique & Collectibles Appraisals. As a unique feature of Madison Fest, we are happy to have Keith Rex, of J&K Fleas An’Tiques, offering free verbal appraisals of your treasures—art, antiques and collectibles are all welcome. No guns or knives allowed. These sessions will be offered on a first come, first served basis from 10 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. during Madison Fest. All items must be small enough to be carried in and easily handled without damage or injury. Visitors can expect a verbal estimate of the fair market value of the item.
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!
The Wellness Zone. Drop in to the Pavilion Stage to meet and discuss options and ideas with like-minded practitioners and skilled therapists with expertise in yoga techniques, massage therapy, aromatherapy, Naturopathy. Explore and indulge in a bevy of techniques for relaxation and wellness—all while wearing your street clothes!
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 Realty is proud to be the Madison Fest Pavilion Sponsor. Madison Realty, is locally owned and is the Top Producer in listings and sales in the Madison and Morgan County area. Diversified in all types of sales, Madison Realty takes pride in their knowledge and experience of Madison and Morgan County.
Other great Madison Fest sponsors include: Dock 103.9; The Morgan County Citizen; Madison Natural Gas; Amelia’s Apparel; Archambault Interiors; Barkin’ Dogs Shoe Co. Madison Markets Antiques; J & K Fleas An’tiques; United Bank; Whidby Jewelers, and Zen Relaxing Wellness Cneter.
Madison Fest is dedicated to supporting and encouraging the makers and the growers and to simultaneously offering our visitors a unique festival experience. For additional information on Madison Fest 2022, 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 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.