Daydreaming of sipping a pumpkin spiced latte and stocking up on Halloween Candy? I know I am! It’s about time to take to the streets with boots and scarves because the dog days of summer are in the rear-view mirror!
School is back in session and suddenly the scenery has changed! There’s a drizzle here and a cool(ish) breeze there… I don’t want to jinx it but what the heck! Read on for reasons to truly fall for Madison this season!
1. Mint Juleps Kitchen –
Madison’s newest dining establishment, Mint Juleps Kitchen is slated to open very soon — yippy! The new grub spot will be located at 231 Hancock Street (the former location of Clover House Market) and will feature a tasty menu put together by award winning culinary chef Sean Draeger.
2. Fabulous Fall Festivals –
Do you have a knock-your-socks-off awesome chili recipe? If so, I have just the event for you! Enter the Madison Chili Cook-off & Fall Festival on October 7.
Held each year in Town Park, this event draws a huge crowd and features a public sampling. The day is full of fun for the whole family and features a cornbread contest, live music and more. Wristbands go on sale at 12 p.m. for $5 each, and public sampling begins at 12:30 sharp! Click here for more info!
Attend the Bostwick Cotton Gin Festival on November 4, 2017.
It’s not every day that you see 100+ tractors motor through town which makes the Bostwick Cotton Gin Festival an extra special occasion!
Featuring specialty craft vendors, tasty treats and cotton ginning demonstrations, this celebration of agricultural heritage is not to be missed! Bostwick is located in Morgan County just a few miles from Madison. There’s a $5 parking fee per vehicle, and hayrides will be available from the parking field to the festival.
Click here for more info
3. Tour Madison’s Antebellum Dame, Heritage Hall.
Experience the height of extravagance during the era of cotton plantations, when cotton was king. Known as Madison’s Antebellum Dame, one of the finest of Madison’s antebellum homes is Heritage Hall. Built as early as 1811, perhaps in a much simpler form than we see today, the property and home were purchased in 1830 by Dr. Elijah Evans Jones, a prominent physician in Madison. Listed as a medical doctor at the young age of 22 with only one year of medical school, the term “practicing medicine” was seemingly literal terminology during this time. Dr. Jones expanded the house and gave it the Greek Revival style it is known for today.
4. Shop with a Pumpkin Flavored Drink in Hand!
Make your way to Perk Avenue for a cup of caffeine to fuel your shopping excursion. For those who prefer a festive flavor around this time of year, a little birdie told us that pumpkin spice is coming soon! Once you’re fueled up it’s time to hit the shops!
A few fall “must’s” are listed below…
-Head to Madison Markets for 20,000 square feet of shopping, featuring dozens and dozens and dozens of dealers! Roll up your sleeves and channel your inner Joanna Gaines!
Our charming downtown district is packed with unique shops and boutiques.
Check out the full list here!
The only thing better than a day in Madison is a weekend in Madison! Book yourself a place to stay so you can truly enjoy our way of life. Whether you want to cash in your rewards points or stay at a downtown B&B, the options are endless!
Thanks for reading, y’all! –