Beggar’s Night

Beggar’s Night will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Find jokes to share with people you visit here, and don’t forget to visit the Library during your trip around town.

Be sure to turn on your porch light if you are handing out candy. Happy Halloween!

MAC Office Hours

The new Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC) office is located at 124 S. State Street in Madrid. The MAC office will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or by appointment. Mary Swalla Holmes at to set up an appointment. Call 515-681-5525 for more information.

High Trestle Trail Bridge Lights Public Forum

Due to the high volume of interest from the public, The Boone County Conservation Board will hold a public forum on Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM to address issues with the High Trestle Trail and Grant’s Woods. If you have comments, suggestions or questions regarding these areas, please attend this meeting. The October 5 Public Forum is in place of the public comment period originally announced for the regularly scheduled Boone County Conservation Board meeting on October 9, 2017; there will not be a public comment period on October 9. The forum will be held at the Swede Point Park shelter house. The address is 1601 322nd Lane, Madrid, IA 50156.

You may also submit written comments to: Boone County Conservation Board, 610 H Avenue, Ogden, IA 50212 or by email at

High Trestle Trail Bridge–New Light Schedule

The High Trestle Trail Bridge lights will be turned off at 10:30 pm beginning Monday, September 25, 2017. These special hours are being implemented in an effort to reduce noise along the rural areas near homes and the bridge, including the Grant Woods parking lot along QF Lane. Normal winter hours, with lights ending at 9pm, will begin November 1.

Other options for reducing noise are being considered for next year; an ideal solution would be for trail users to make an effort to be quieter while using the trail during night-time hours. Thick summer vegetation hides the homes and makes it difficult for trail users to be aware of where their choices may affect others.

Frey’s Pumpkin Patch Opens for 2017

Frey’s Pumpkin Patch is now open for the 2017 season!

Monday-Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.
Weekends: 9 am to 5:30 pm

Indian corn, gourds and pumpkins are available for sale. Located 1.5 miles south of Madrid along Hwy 17.

Open Burn from Sept. 6 to Nov. 12

Burning is allowed during daylight hours in Madrid from September 6 until November 12, 2017.

Filling Station Ice Cream Fall Hours

The Filling Station is staying open past Labor Day! Stop by for your favorite ice cream on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 9pm. Keep up with the Filling Station on Facebook.

Madrid VFW Coat Drive

The Madrid VFW Coat Drive is now open! We are accepting coats to be donated to our veterans at the VA. Every year the demand for coats exceeds the availability and we would like to ask our great community and followers to please assist us in taking care of our Veterans in need.

We will be accepting coats now through October 10, 2017. We will have a box located downstairs to collect these.

2017 Labor Day Schedule is Ready!

The schedule for the 2017 Madrid Labor Day Celebration is available on the Labor Day page: Did you know the inflatables are free? Other popular events include the car show, parade, fireworks, live entertainment, beer tent and more. Check it out!

Be sure to stay up to date with Labor Day events with The Madrid Yearly Labor Day Celebration Facebook page.

Share your Water Tower Design Ideas

How would you decorate the water tower? The City of Madrid would like to hear your ideas as it prepares to update the water tower so send your thoughts to