Hundreds of people gathered in Town Park last Saturday for the annual Madison Fest.
“Saturday was a beautiful day! We tend to dream big and hope that all of the groundwork we’ve laid–the musicians, vendors, speakers, attendees and even food–all align, but in the end the weather is always a wild card. But Mother Nature came through and gave us a great day for community bonding and memory making in Town Park,” said Colleen Hall, event coordinator for the City of Madison. “Plus, we enjoyed great live music all day long under the Children’s Garden Music Tent.”
According to the City, “Madison Fest features solutions for living a considered and ‘greener’ life. This free day-long festival in Town Park features amazing plants for sale, handmade arts and crafts for buying and browsing, great live music, and a great day for the whole family. One great festival–all wrapped up with tasty food, excellent live entertainment, fun stuff for kids, and first rate shopping!
Every year, the City puts on this free event for all who wish to attend. This year’s speakers included Kevin Baker, who delivered a lesson on Beekeeping 101, Emily Johnson from “home.made” in Athens made Suwanee Bites appetizers, Tara Dillard talked about Heat, Cold, and Deer resistant garden plants for our gardens, and C. Monte Stephens from the Oconee County Extension Office provided information on raising poultry in your backyard. Musical performances included Dani Mac & Co., Michael Zaib, Pickled Holler, Carrie Bowen, Jubal Band, and Sarah Zuniga. The Madison Fest presenting sponsor was Madison Realty. Supporting sponsors of Madison Fest included: The Morgan County Citizen Newspaper, Lake Oconee’s, DOCK 103.9 WDDK.FM, Madison Natural Gas, Main Street Vet, United Bank, Whidby Jewelers, Fine Diamonds Since 1901, and Amelia’s Apparel.