Madison Street Festival to be held Sat., Oct 1

20111001-dsc_0148The 36th annual Madison Street Festival will be held in historic downtown this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Festival is a celebration of the people, art, food, and music of Madison and is Madison’s largest event, bringing neighbors together for a day of celebration and fun. Kicking-off with a big, colorful parade, the Festival includes an Artist Alley, Car Show, Children’s Area, Entertainment, Expo Area, Arts & Crafts, Information Booths, and of course . . . great Southern Food!

Like past festivals, this year the fun will begin with a parade through downtown Madison. It will begin at 9 a.m. Any group of individual is invited to participate for free.

This year’s Street Festival will include performance stages that will feature some of the best in local entertainment. An expanded Children’s Area welcomes plenty of activities and rides for the kids. Vets with Vettes will be hosting an open Car and Bike Show again this year.

The parade will start on Skate Park Drive at 9:00 AM, proceed down Mill to Church Street, Front Street, Sullivan and disband at Madison Elementary School.

Thanks to a committee of hard-working volunteers and local businesses who help sponsor this event, profits are invested back into the community through grants to non-profit organizations, schools, and community groups.

The festival is more than just a fun event. It also helps to raise money for various organizations in Madison.

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