Pony at the Bostwick Cotton Gin Festival

Fall Festivals & Events in Madison & Morgan County, GA

Fall has finally arrived! Step outside the chaos of everyday life and enjoy the simplicity of autumn in a town known for its beauty and hospitality. Sitting just an hour outside Atlanta, enjoy all of the fun, fall festivals and events listed below in Madison, Georgia.

Fall into Music: Live Music in Rutledge Town Park

Live music in Rutledge, GA, Town Park

Friday, September 30, 2022

Love live music as much as we do? Grab your blankets and lawn chairs for Friday night fun at Fall into Music. The City of Rutledge is hosting a live band along with local shopping and food vendors at 6 p.m. at Rutledge Town Park.

Spin for Kids

Cyclists enjoy the roads in Morgan County, Georgia

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Want an excuse to get out in nature while supporting a good cause? Camp Twin Lakes is hosting its annual Spin for Kids bike ride. All funds raised by Spin For Kids riders help Camp Twin Lakes provide life-changing experiences for campers in need. Kids enjoy day camp while participants begin their ride at Camp Twin Lakes and choose between six scenic routes ending in Morgan County. After the ride, join your family and friends at Camp Twin Lakes for a celebration of food, live music, beer and a chance to explore camp.

Online registration ends Saturday, October 1, at noon. In person registration available the day of the event.

Madison Lions Club Fair

Madison Lions Club Fair

Tuesday, October 4 – Saturday, 8, 2022

Nothing says fall like the fair. Madison Lions Club hosts its annual fair. Support a great cause while enjoying unlimited rides and festive activities. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children with an unlimited ride pass option for only $20.

16th Annual Madison Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival

Enjoy fun fall festivals like the Chili Cook-Off in Madison, GA

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Whether you’re a chili lover or want to celebrate the beginning of fall, the Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival is for you. Listen to live music, sample chili, shop for fresh produce and local crafts, and enjoy a variety of food and drink from fabulous vendors. The festival begins at 10 a.m. at Madison Town Park. Be sure to hop in line by noon to grab your wristband for the chili tasting!

Haunted Stories and Campfire

Ghost stories and s'mores in Hard Labor Creek State Park

Select Fridays, September 23 – November 18, 2022

There’s no experience quite like gooey s’mores and scary ghost stories next to the warm glow of a campfire. Grab your favorite cozy blanket and register for Haunted Stories and Campfires at Hard Labor Creek State Park.

Bostwick Cotton Gin Festival

Girl waves from tractor in the Bostwick Cotton Gin Parade

Saturday, October 22, 2022

There’s nothing better than a small-town festival to get everyone in the mood for fall. Bostwick is home to one of the few operational cotton gins in Georgia, and the Bostwick Cotton Gin Festival is the only time it’s open for public tours. Fall in love with the sweet southern charm of Bostwick while enjoying one of the largest tractor parades in the Southeast, unique activities for the kids, and art and food vendors.

Flavors of Fall Festival

Family-friendly farmer's market at Farmview Market

Saturday, October 22, 2022

You won’t want to miss out on the Flavors of Fall Festival at Farmview Market. Get in the fall spirit with family-friendly activities, tasty fall treats and the seasonal farmers market from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Haunted Village

Haunted Village at Hard Labor Creek State Park

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Grab your friends and family and head to Hard Labor Creek State Park for a family-friendly Haunted Village. Take a spooky tour with your group through ten scary scenes. PG-13 tours run from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For a slightly less spooky experience, head to the PG tour from 1:30-4:30 p.m. for ages six and up. Book in advance.

FARM Day

Madison-Morgan Cultural Center in the fall

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Head to the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center’s front lawn for FARM Day from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Kids will love the barnyard animals, live music, games and, most importantly, ice cream!

Fall Fun in Georgia's Lake Country

Kayakers on Lake Oconee at sunset

Madison is one of four communities that make up Georgia’s Lake Country. Explore all that nature has to offer at lakes Oconee and Sinclair. From ghost tours to Rhythm & Brews, Georgia’s Lake Country has something for everyone.

With all the exciting events happening this season, plan a mini vacation at one of our many B&Bs or Farm Stays.

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