The 46th Annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival is now history.

Planning is now underway for our next festival: October 8-9, 2016!

If you would like to participate as a vendor or demonstrator in 2016,
please click here for applications and information.

We had picture-perfect weather for the Covered Bridge Festival in 2015 and fantastic attendance. Visitors came from miles around to help us celebrate the covered bridges, share in the crafts, food and activities, enjoy the autumn colors, experience the area’s local heritage, delight in continuous entertainment on two stages, and partake in the annual Quilt Show, Car Show, and Covered Bridge Festival Parade. We also enjoyed a great visit from the cowboys of Wild West Creations, and a live performance by the stars of The Bridges of Madison County: The Musical! Mark your calendars for October 8-9, 2016, and we hope to see YOU at next year’s Covered Bridge Festival.

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Meet Our 2015 King and Queen
Larry and Doris Downs, St. Charles
View the Winning Photos of "The World Within a Frame"
On display in the Iowa Quilt Museum
Special Performance by the stars of "The Bridges of Madison County" Musical
Saturday at 2:00 pm on the Penrod Stage
Shoot-outs and Photos Ops with the Cowboys of Wild West Creations
Saturday and Sunday
Don't forget to pick up your annual Covered Bridge Festival Coin!
Commemorating the John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Dan Kirk, The Juggler With the Yellow Shoes
Performing at 3:30 on Sunday, Benge Family Stage
Mitch Goudy
Performing at 11:00 am on Saturday, Benge Family Stage