Hungry? Come to Madisonville and satisfy your cravings for fine dining or casual fare.
Outdoor adventures – and a lifetime of memories – begin here.
Savor the flavors of Madisonville, from traditional southern dining to international cuisine.
Convenient location as well as a variety of facilities make Madisonville the perfect city for your next convention, expo, or event.
Discover a variety of activities for all ages in Madisonville and Hopkins County. Ready. Aim. Fun!
Treat your clients to state-of-the-art meeting facilities set in scenic locations.
Stay where southern hospitality mingles with sophisticated charm.
The perfect vacation in Madisonville starts with the perfect accommodations.
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Senior Bingo Luncheon

AUG 31

11 am to 2 pm
Where: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd., Dawson Springs, KY 42408
Meet up with friends, eat, and play bingo. Participants must be 50 years old or older, to play bingo. The lunch buffet begins at 11 am and costs $8.50 plus gratuity. Bingo starts at 12:30 pm and is free! Groups of 10 or more need to contact the dining room for advanced seating at 270-797-3421

First Day Hike


7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd, Dawson Springs, KY 42408
Hikers will meet begin a 3.25 mile hike on the park’s Lake Trail. Wear proper clothing and bring your own water, snacks, and hiking stick. This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 5. Leashed dogs are welcome on the hike. Hiking sticks are available for purchase in the park’s gift shop. The hike is free and will last approximately two hours. To register for the hike contact the park naturalist at or 1-800-325-1711.

Tradewater River Fitness Challenge


8 am to 4 pm
Where: Tradewater Station, Dawson Springs, KY 42408
Tradewater River Fitness Challenge includes a 4K run, 2 mile canoeing/kayaking and 16.5 mile bike ride. Registration will take place between 6:30 and 8 am with a mandatory pre-race safety meeting at 8:45 am. The men's event will begin at 8 am and the women's at 9:10. For information, visit or Facebook @ Tradewater River Fitness Challenge. 270-871-9475 All proceeds benefit Knights of Columbus.

Beach Party

SEP 3 - SEP 4

10 am to 6 pm
Where: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd., Dawson Springs, KY 42408
Lots of fun family friendly activities will be held at the beach all day long. Tie-dye t-shirts, music provided by local DJ, sidewalk chalk art contest, and beach volleyball tournament. Hot dogs and snow cones will be available for cash purchase at the beach shelter. 270-797-3421

Auto Racing


7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Western Kentucky Speedway, 1245 Happy Ln, Madisonville, KY 42431, USA
$500 TO Win Cruiser! Regular Racing UMP Mods, UMP Minis, Rusty Bolt, Pure Stock, Super Street, and Bomber. JR Race Fan Power Wheel Racing! Gates Open 4:00; Draw Closes 6:30; Racing 7:00. Pits- $35, Kids 10 & under $10. Grandstands- $12, kids 8 & under- FREE!
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Welcome to Madisonville

Madisonville and Hopkins County are home to Kentucky’s largest variety of outdoor recreation activities, including scenic trails, tranquil lakes, rolling grasslands and dense forests. Madisonville offers a variety of delectable dining, a state-of-the-art fine arts theatre and gallery, and a wide selection of comfortable and hospitable accommodations.

The fun extends beyond Madisonville. Dawson Springs offers a rich cultural history as an 1800s spa town and is the front door to the natural beauty of Pennyrile State Forest and Lake Beshear. Hanson is home to Kentucky’s smallest historic district, offering a wonderfully restored downtown that is a must-see stop for artisan crafts and antiques.

Experience the adventure of Madisonville! Ready. Aim. Fun.