Madison Street Festival
This weekend is the annual Madison Street Festival. Now before you roll your eyes and dismiss me, thinking you’ve been there, done that, let me assure you that you have not. At least not this year’s Festival.
“We’ve streamlined the stage schedules, flipped all that delicious fair food to the renovated side of Main Street, and made even more space for the great local arts & crafts booths.
Plus everything is free now thanks to our underwriters, but bring plenty of spending money for food and what you choose to buy from vendors. I’m definitely doing some holiday shopping this weekend!” Stephanie told me.
Why You Should Go to the Festival
- Christmas shopping! With the wide variety of artist in Artist Alley, you can knock out ALL your Christmas shopping in one day. I have!
- The Madison Senior Center Line Dancers. The Alabama GhostBusters. Roller Arsenal of Derby. Nuff said.
- Pony rides! (if you’re a kid)! Read more about navigating the festival with your little one on Rocket City Mom here.
- Going green! That’s right, in addition to printed festival guides this year’s festival has its own APP!
- FLASH MOB!!!
- Did I mention the whole festival is FREE?! (Except for the food. Sorry- you gotta pay for that.)
- A parade featuring the very best of Madison, Alabama. And not to get you too excited but past years have featured such celebs as Lamb Chop (just saying).
- Cars, cars, and more cars! But not clogging up traffic! The kind you show off in a car show raising money for local charities.
- Get your groove thang on! With 2 whole stages dedicated to everything entertainment and music, you’re sure to find something to shake your money maker to! See the complete line-up here.
- Speaking of food, you’ll have your pick of tasty treats. Everything from Greek Flame Foods to Famous Joe’s Pizzeria to Wilma On Wheels to Dippin’ Dots to Slow Motion BBQ and more! Complete list here.
Even with all the changes, the Madison Street Festival still retains its heart, a celebration of the community of Madison, which Stephanie summed up best:
“The festival is still a neighborhood block party at heart – the whole community will be there to kick off Fall and celebrate 32 years in our little town. Get ready for a day filled with great local music, performers, kid’s activities, food, arts & crafts, and exhibits. You’ll be exhausted when you leave!”