Music at the Broadway Fountain (Summer Concert Series)

One highlight of summertime in Madison is the monthly free concerts at the Broadway Fountain. These downtown events are organized by Visit Madison and the Madison Main Street Program. They offer local resident another great reason to come out and enjoy Madison’s Historic District. Browse our pictures below for a sample of the fun. Bedsides […]

Farmer’s Market in Downtown Madison

From April through October, you can find local produce (and much more) beside the Broadway Fountain in Historic Madison Indiana. The Madison Farmer’s Market is open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Most booths are open by 8:30 AM and stay until Noon. We claim the oldest farmer’s market in Indiana, operating since 1809. For more details, […]

St. Patrick’s Celebration in Downtown Madison

March is always a great time to visit Madison, but this year several downtown businesses have planned special events around Saint Patrick’s Day. The following photos and video are from the 2013 edition of downtown’s “St. Paddy’s Party.”   For more detailed information about next year’s event, be sure to call the visitor’s center (812-265-2956). […]

Why Buy Local?

Sometimes I call myself a local tourist– driving downtown always feels like a mini-vacation. Why do I buy local? Mainly because it’s more fun. Where would you rather have lunch than our historic downtown? There are more objective reasons to shop local. Madison Main Street issued a flyer about supporting local merchants. Here are some of their statistics: […]

10 Ways Regular People Can Make Madison Better

A few months back, we wrote about the stability and benefits of living in Madison today. In fact, no other period in our history has offered the high standard of living we enjoy today. Our modern healthcare, education, recreation, safety, and public infrastructure keep getting better. Another part of this Golden Age is our community spirit. […]

The Skinny on SEIRD Reuse Centers

** This is a guest post from Kendal R. Miller,SEIRD Public Outreach Coordinator. An e-mail from my mother recently prompted 1970s flashbacks. For those who remember the era, perhaps you’ll recall the oil crisis, disco music, the early days of the computer, and the Watergate scandal. As a teen at the time, my reminiscing leans towards historically […]

Pate’s Pantry: Hanover’s Local Butcher

Pate’s Processing is the only choice in Jefferson County for full service meat processing. Now they’ve added a retail outlet in Hanover to better serve their customers. The shop is small but very clean and well-organized. When cooking dinner at home, having fresh local meat is always a winner. You can get cold cuts, cheese, […]

Harry’s Stone Grill on the Madison Hilltop

Sometimes we forget the hilltop district of Madison offers some unique local restaurants. Harry’s Stone Grill offers casual dining in a lodge like atmosphere. The first thing you’ll notice is the crazy number of taxidermy mounts. Seriously, the animal heads outnumber the staff 10 to 1. This alone gives the Steakhouse a rustic lodge feeling, even if […]