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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.

Spin for Kids

Sunday, October 1, 2023

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. During the past 17 years, Spin For Kids has collectively raised over $5 million and sent more than 7,272 kids to Camp.

Spin For Kids offers multiple routes for riders of all skill levels. Participants can choose from six scenic road routes: 5, 15, 27, 47, 62 or 100 miles. After the ride, join family and friends at Camp Twin Lakes for a celebration of food, live music, beer and a chance to explore camp. Find out more about the event and register here

Madison Lions Club Fair

Tuesday-Saturday, October 10-14, 2023

Nothing says fall like the fair! Madison Lions Club hosts its annual fair every fall, where fairgoers’ admissions help support a great cause while enjoying food, fun rides and festive activities. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children with an unlimited ride pass option for only $25. 

Annual Madison Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival

Saturday, October 14, 2023

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 and a People’s Choice ballot…that’s right, YOU help decide the winners for the coveted People’s Choice Chili awards!

Flavors of Fall Festival at Farmview Market

Saturday, October 21, 2023

You won’t want to miss out on the Flavors of Fall Festival at Farmview Market. Get in the fall spirit with tasty fall treats, handmade crafts and live music at this seasonal Farmers Market happening from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. And that’s not all! Farmview Market will also feature a petting zoo, lawn games, giveaways and so much more in one of their biggest Farmers Markets of the season. 

Haunted History Tours of Madison

Select nights in October 2023

Wonder what strange histories may lie inside the many historic homes, churches and streets of the majestic small town of Madison?  Prepare to be captivated by the ghostly tales of spirits who stubbornly refuse to fade into oblivion. Local historian Melissa Piche is your guide on this thrilling journey, armed with knowledge passed down through generations of Madison’s own families and friends. Through her dedicated efforts, she has curated an unforgettable ghost tour that reveals the hidden secrets of this enchanting town. Join her for these spine-tingling Haunted History Tours, offered on select nights throughout October by North Georgia Tours.

Haunted Village at Hard Labor Creek State Park

Saturday, October 21, 2023

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. Make sure to book here in advance.

Bostwick Cotton Gin Festival

Saturday, October 28, 2023

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.

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 to make it a mini vacation with a stay at one of our many B&Bs, Farm Stays or more lodging options today. 

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