Events in Madisonville

When it comes to events in Madisonville, the undisputed highlight of the entire year is the celebration of everyone’s favorite fungus: the Texas Mushroom Festival.

But that’s just one of many delightful town happenings that occur in Madisonville throughout the year.

From family-friendly holiday activities to exciting power sport races, most months have at least one special event that’s worth checking out. So before you plan your trip, use these suggestions as a guide to the best times to be in Madisonville.


Lonestar 5000 Coon Hunt
Head to the town of Iola, midway between Huntsville and Bryan/College Station, for a true Texas tradition: the Lonestar 5000 Coon Hunt. This weekend-long hunting event is held in the beautiful and varied landscape of East Texas, with cash prizes being awarded for the winners.
Iola, TX 77861


Madison County Fair
The week-long Madison County Fair brings cowboy fun to Madisonville with an extensive livestock show, art competition, a family and consumer science show, and a Cowboy’s Professional Rodeo Association rodeo.
Madison County Fairgrounds
712 Industrial Park Lane
Madisonville, TX 77864


Tour de’ Madison Bike Ride Festival
East Central Texas’ stunning landscapes and winding roads create the ideal backdrop for a remarkable bike ride. What better way to experience it than by riding in the Tour de’ Madison Bike Ride Festival? Choose from three routes ranging from beginner to advanced, and pedal your way through the picturesque countryside. Refreshment stops will be available along the way to keep you hydrated and energized. The ride ends in downtown Madisonville, the setting for a celebration that includes live entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, and more fun. Proceeds from the race benefit the Marion Anderson Park.
Downtown Madisonville
Madisonville, TX 77864


Annual Celebration of the Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen's Association
The annual festivities of this storied local club include live music, a barbecue cook-off, a kids’ cook-off, and an art auction supporting scholarships for Madisonville students.
Cattlemen’s Pavilion
800 North May Street
Madisonville, TX 77864


Texas H2O PWC Racing
A new entrant to the Madisonville events calendar, Texas H2O’s personal watercraft racing series comes to Lake Madison, bringing 30 racing pros to battle it out for the top spot.
Lake Madison
1215 East Collard
Madisonville, TX 77864


July 4th Celebration
Lake Madison is the place to be on Independence Day, with splash pad fun, food from local vendors, live entertainment, and fireworks over the water after sundown. 
Lake Madison
1215 East Collard
Madisonville, TX 77864


Madisonville Noon Lion's Club Annual Hunting & Gun Show
On the third weekend of August, head to the Truman Kimbro Convention Center to browse the latest and greatest hunting gear ahead of the upcoming season.
111 West Trinity Street
Madisonville, TX 77864


National Night Out
Enjoy free food, door prizes, face-painting, and live entertainment coinciding with the national evening of community building.
Lake Madison
1215 East Collard
Madisonville, TX 77864

Texas Mushroom Festival
This all-day celebration is what makes Madisonville the Mushroom Capital of Texas. Check out a car show, grape stomp and wine tastings, biergarten, offerings from Madisonville’s Monterey Mushrooms, kids’ activities, and more.
Downtown Square
Madisonville, TX 77864


“Night Time” Christmas Parade
The first Saturday in December, ring in the holiday season with lighted floats, shopping, music, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa.
Downtown Square
Madisonville, TX 77864

Pathway of Light
A cast and crew of more than 250 local volunteers dramatizes the life of Christ in captivating outdoor scenes in this beloved Christmas-time event.
300 South Elm Street
Madisonville, TX 77864

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