Mad City Fall Fest

Madisonville’s First Annual Mad City Fall Fest last Saturday brought out massive crowds, great weather, and a variety of activities to enjoy.

Mad City Fall Fest was the first event hosted by The City of Madisonville following the conclusion of their Friday Night Live summer concert series. The planning and implementation of this event centered around suggestions and input given by the community in the follow-up survey that was released on social media to help further improve these events. 

After an overwhelming response from local residents, The City of Madisonville secured The Jimmy Church Band, Millie & Tyler, and Rusty Tabor as three staggered forms of live entertainment. The event coincided with the monthly Mad City Street Market and the introduction of Artisan’s Alley. A variety of vendors lined the space offering food, specialty items, and fall shopping and presented the very first downtown scavenger hunt sponsored by the Downtown Turnaround Project. 

“The First Annual Fall Fest was a great success,” said Mayor David Jackson. “I spoke to a lot of people that night that were enjoying the music and vendors. Events like this help improve Madisonville’s quality of place, which in turn, affects quality of life, economic development, and the attraction of new jobs,” stated Jackson.

The City of Madisonville has been actively working to host new and improved events that appeal to the community and help to create a more inclusive culture that helps to promote local talent. This was the first year for the Mad City Fall Fest organized by Community Development Director, Summer Crick. 

“I was really happy with our first Mad City Fall Fest,” said Crick. “We had lots of first-time vendors, the weather was great, and people really seemed to be enjoying themselves in all areas of the event. I definitely want to thank Hancock Bank and Trust and the Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission for partnering with us to make this event happen. We hope to expand on the idea and continue the fun next year!”

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