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Perk Avenue: Live Music Weekends

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Aug. 8: Super Bubble 5K 

Aug. 15: MAGDRAG

Aug. 28 & 29: Hard Labor Creek Kayak Tours

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This place rocks! We love it and it is awesome, top notch!
  - Nashville, TN ~ Oct. 13, 2007

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Book Early for Special Events ~ Two Night Minimums May Be Required


Don't forget that you can golf, canoe, swim, bike, go horseback riding, and play tennis in the area. At the Inn, you can play boccie ball, croquet, badminton, horseshoes, ride our bikes, or just swing in the hammock!

Location! Location! Location!

Have a hankering to explore? Got the time to really tour? Brady Inn is the perfect place to stay while you explore the Antebellum Trail, the Historic Heartland,  Treasures Along I-20 Trail, and Georgia's Lake Country. Of course, you have to experience Madison's breathtaking beauty and history first! You'll need several days to do it all and we'll help plan your itinerary.

FARMeander is a map-based tour guide to farms and farm-related activities in Morgan, Newton, and Walton Counties and includes tours, pick-our-own,  markets and festivals.  706-342-9252  www.mmcgeorgia.org   (April 12-13, 2014)

Take a look on YouTube at what Madison Georgia is all about!

 Budget Travel Online Magazine announced their Top 16 Most Beautiful Villages in the WORLD…and Madison, Georgia made the LIST!

Although we take great care to insure accurate information, events and dates are subject to change. Use the key below for organization names, links, and phone numbers:

CVB - Madison Visitor Center/Chamber 706-342-4454

HLC - Hard Labor Creek State Park  706-557-3001

MAG - Madison Artist Guild 706-752-0137

MCAAM - Morgan County African American Museum 706-342-9191

MMC - Madison Morgan Conservancy 706-342-9252

MMCC-Madison-Morgan Cultural Center 706-342-4743

MMOFA - Madison Museum of Fine Art 706-485-4530

MMS - Madison Mainstreet: City Website  706-342-1251 x 208

STMA-Steffen Thomas Museum of Art 706-342-7557

Recent articles: Arts Alive in Madison: Augusta Magazine; Antebellum Trail: Madison

Weekly Happenings: 

Schedule a tour in a horse drawn carriage at North Georgia Tours! Call Melissa and Charlie Horse at 706-340-4357. Your tour encompasses the real history and true Southern culture of a bygone era.

Thursday Nights: Amici Italian Cafe provides a mean game of Trivia and great hot wings -- not to mention their super pizza! 706-342-0000.



 Madison  Chophouse Grille offers great choices and daily specials. A local favorite. Full bar. 706-342-9009.


Fridays & Saturdays, Perk Avenue offers up-and-coming talent as well as seasoned performers such as John Berry & Randall Bramlett. Make reservations for dinner and stay for the show or a cover and enjoy libations and entertainment.   706-342-2562


Try Town 220 Restaurant Check for special music events throughout the year.  706-752-1445. Check Atlanta TV CBS review of Town 220 and The Caboose in Rutledge! Full bar.


 Ricardo's Kouzzina has an eclectic menu with Greek and Mediterranean dishes; the restaurant anchors anchor the west side of Town Park.  Full bar. 706-342-0729


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August 30: MMCC: Recapitulations: Drawings & Sculptures of Susan Cofer


   1  HLC: Full Moon Wagon Ride.   8:30 - 9:30 PM. Enjoy a wagon ride in Hard Labor Creek State Park under the full moon. Meet at the beach. $5 per person plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

  7   Rutledge Gazebo Free Concert. Justin Kennedy Band.  8 - 10PM

  8   Super Bubble 5K Sweat for Charity Fun Run/Walk to raise awareness for individuals living with paralysis. 706-752-2237. We will reimburse you for your registration ($10) with proof that you participated! 

13 & 14: HLC: Perseids "Shooting Star" Party. On the beach at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Bring a blanket & snacks and lay out on the sand to view the Perseid Meteor Shower from 10 PM to 3 AM! Background acoustic music provided. $5 + $5 parking. Preregistration required.

13   Rutledge Gazebo Free Concert. Sweet Harmony. 8 - 10 PM

15   MAG: MAGDRAG 7 PM Madison Artists Guild

21   Rutledge Gazebo Free Concert. Julie Holmes. 8 -10 PM

21  Perk Avenue: Richard Cranium Concert 8 - 11 pm

22   MMCC: Recapitulation: Drawings and Sculptures of Susan Cofer. Free talk at 2 PM. 

22   Festival of Friends: Morgan Memorial Hospital Fundraiser

22  Perk Avenue: Beer Bottle Rockets 8-11 pm

28  Rutledge Gazebo Free Concert. Curtis Jones. 8 - 10 PM

28  HLC: Full Moon Kayak Tour. 8:30-10:00 PM. Tour Lake Rutledge and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Register in advance. Meet at the beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

29  HLC: Full Moon Kayak Tour. 8:30-10:00 PM. Tour Lake Rutledge and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Register in advance. Meet at the beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.


4   MAG: 1st Friday Event - Art & Poetry by Eli Meyer  5-7 pm

4   Rutledge Gazebo Free Concert. Ron Kimble.  8 - 10 PM

5   UGA vs ULM Warhawks

12   STMA: Houndton Abbey. Fall Fundraiser. Features a Westminster dog show, entertainment, & Downton Abbey Tea. 4 PM - 7 PM.

15  MMCC: Georgia's Other "Native Son" President: FR in Georgia Olli Lecture 2:30 - 3:45 PM

19   MCAAM: 2nd Annual Living Legacy Gala.  6-10 PM 706-342-9191

19   UGA vs S.C. Gamecocks

26   UGA vs Southern Jaguars

26   Open Art Day: Free Tour of 5 Madison Art Museums ~ Madison Art Guild, Madison Morgan Cultural Center, Madison Museum of Art, Morgan County African American Museum, Steffen Thomas Museum of Art


UGA vs Alabama Crimson Tide

7   MMCC: Civil War Medical Myths - OLLI Lecture. 2:30 - 3:45 PM

10   MMS: Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival. 11 - 4 PM Town Park

10   Firefighters Fall 5K & 10 K. 706-342-1256

17   UGA vs Missouri Tigers

19   Spin for Kids Benefit Bicycle Ride for Camp Twin Lakes 706-557-9070

23  Abraham Lincoln Brigade & the Spanish Civil War - OLLI Lecture. 2:30 - 3:45 PM

24   Spooky Fall Fest in Downtown Rutledge

31  Trick or Trot. 8:30 AM Fun Run/ 9:00 AM 5K. Rutledge. 706-474-2290

31   Bostwick Cotton Gin Run. 8:00 AM


1   MMCC:  WWII: The Homefront. 2 PM Discussion of impact of WWII on the homefront in Morgan County and South. 

7   Bostwick Cotton Gin Festival 9:00 AM on. Parade features antique tractors to modern combines, horses, floats and more. Tour a working cotton gin (seen in Footloose): cotton is brought in from the fields, cleaned, and formed into bales headed to the mills. Music, great food, and arts & crafts.

 7   UGA vs Kentucky Wildcats

8   Henry Walton Chapter DAR. 3:00 PM. Madison Historic Cemetery. Marking of graves of two Revolutionary War patriots: William Pearman & Thomas Norris.

12   Dancing with Madison's Stars. 7 PM. Benefits Boys & Girls Club

18   MMCC: Singer/Songwriter Benefit Concert. Time TBD

21   UGA vs Georgia Southern Eagles

20-22   Christmas in the Country. Downtown Rutledge.

21-Dec 19.  Jack's Creek Farm - cut your own tree!


 1-19  Jack's Creek Farm. Cut Your Own Christmas Tree. 706-342-4454

2   MMCC: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert. 8:00 PM One of the signature events of the holiday season ~ don't miss it!

3-5   Town & Country Holiday Tour of Homes. Three distinctive tours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Daytime & Candlelight Itineraries. Stay at the Inn and pick up your tickets there! PS You can stay on Wednesday and tour Thursday!

  6   MMCC: Community Holiday Concert 3:00 PM.  This special concert exemplifies the best of small town living. Supports the Caring Place Food Pantry.

12   Holiday Parade - Madison Downtown

12   Caroling by Candlelight 5 - 7 PM Town Park