This Covered Bridge Festival In Iowa Is One Nostalgic Event You Won’t Want To Miss

For as long as we all can remember, the famous covered bridges of Madison County have been a top Iowa destination. These six famous, historic bridges have represented the simple charm of the Hawkeye State, and they inspired both a novel and a film where they were the stars. Madison County still holds its bridges dear, and efforts are continually made to preserve, restore, and protect them. Every year, Winterset, Iowa turns into a fall festival wonderland, celebrating the Madison County Covered Bridge Festival.

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The Madison County Covered Bridge festival features, vendors, a car show, live music, a quilt show, old-fashioned demonstrations and reenactments, food, and more! You’ll find all the hoopla in Downtown Winterset, around Jefferson Street. Admission is just $2 for visitors over 11 years old (and children younger than that can party for free)!

To learn more about the history of each beautiful covered bridge, read These 6 Beautiful Covered Bridges In Iowa Will Remind You Of A Much Simpler Time