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Events in Madison and Surrounding Areas ~

Madison Regatta ~ (First full weekend in July)
Watch unlimited hydroplanes like 'Miss Budweiser' streak across the Ohio River at speeds in excess of 200 mph.  This very impressive race has been an annual event in Madison for over 50 years and draws a large crowd that stays and enjoys Madison and surrounding areas for weeks on end.

Madison Chautauqua ~ (Last Full Weekend in September)
For those who appreciate rare and unique collectibles, this is the place for you.  This event dominates the majority of Downtown Madison, including the riverfront and the entire area of town surrounding The Lanier Mansion.  Incredible one of a kind treasures can be found here from varied artisans, both locals and out-of-towners.

Madison's Old Court Days ~ (Memorial & Labor Day weekends - Fri, Sat & Sun)
This is one huge flea market that dominates most of downtown Madison.  People come from all over the country to browse and buy unique items from antiques to hand made crafts and furniture.

Madison in Bloom ~ (Second and third weekends in May)
The city glows with flowers of every imaginable kind.  Walk up and down any street in Historic Downtown Madison and see rare and beautiful flowers.  Most of Historic Downtown Madison was built in the mid 1800's so there are many well established, very old gardens.

Friendship Shoot ~ (Spring and Fall - second thru third weekends in Sept. and June - 10 days)
Load up  your 'ol musket and see how good 'a shot you are. This big flea market is held in a little town called Friendship about 30 minutes away from Richwood Plantation.  It's well worth the trip.  View a tremendous variety of collectibles.  The highlight of this event is the target (skeet) shooting done only with hand-loaded muskets.

East End Walking Tour of Homes ~ (year round - check with the Madison Visitor's Center)
View dozens of Madison's most beautiful buildings and antique homes.  Even the most discriminating enthusiast will be impressed with the beauty and elegance of most of Historic Downtown Madison.

West End Walking Tour of Homes ~ (year round - check with the Madison Visitor's Center)
View dozens of Madison's most beautiful buildings and antique homes.  Even the most discriminating enthusiast will be impressed with the beauty and elegance of most of Historic Downtown Madison.

Candle Light Tour of Homes ~ (last weekend in Nov and 1st weekend in Dec)
This romantic and  nostalgic tour is done at night.  No electric lights are used.  The homes are lit via candles and lanterns.  This gives the ambience of the 1800's when these homes were first built and people lived with the simplest of things, yet enjoyed luxuries still sought after today. 

Ribberfest ~ (Click link to go to website for dates and information)
Come enjoy BBQ ribs like you won't believe at the Ribberfest on the Ohio River.  This is a big cook-off event that brings people from miles around to compete and to eat.  Make sure you bring your appetite.

Changing of the Leaves ~
Historic Downtown Madison is full of trees that are as old as 200 years.  When the leaves change in this town, the colors are unbelievable.  Gold, red and pink abound.  Many of the trees are so old and healthy that they hold their leaves until the last possible minute, making them incredible specimens that must be seen to be appreciated.

Madison Center Stage ~
A small live performance community theater in Downtown Madison that runs interesting adaptations of popular plays.  Click on link to view calendar of events.

Perfect North ~
Though not Aspen or Telluride, Perfect North has it's share of challenging ski slopes, not to mention a great snow-tubing slope for kids and adult novices who like to have a great time in the snow, but just aren't quite ready for the ski slopes yet.  Equipped with many snow machines, this facility is capable of running a longer season than the normal snow months.  Approximately one hour from Richwood Plantation.  Check out their website for complete information.

Paoli Peaks
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This is another challenging ski facility, specializing in snow-boarding (lessons and equipment can be acquired for a small fee).  There are slopes specifically for snow-boarding, equipped with the typical obstacle courses (rails, jumps, etc.)  Also equipped with many snow machines, they can run a longer skiing season than the normal snow months.  Approximately one-and-one-half hours form Madison.  Visit their website for complete information.

Clifty Park ~
This jewel is hidden in the hillsides on the outskirts of Historic Downtown Madison.  Millions of years ago when the Big Ice Age came to an end and formed The Grand Canyon, it also formed Clifty Falls.  Though not as vast as The Grand Canyon, it is very impressive with it's near 100 foot waterfalls (at least four of them).  Clifty falls is known throughout the entire U.S. by serious hikers as one of the most challenging trail parks anywhere.  More than 12 trails provide over 20 miles of hiking pleasure -- from moderate to rugged -- and everything in between.  If you're in town, this park is a must see.

Beltera Casino ~
If you like high class dining, excellent entertainment, and gambling Las Vegas style, you'll love Belle Terra Casino.  Located just 20 minutes from Richwood Plantation, on the Indiana side of the Ohio River, you'll have no excuse not to check it out.

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