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

AUG 28

8 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: The Crowded House, 26 West Center Street, Madisonville
Live music featuring Beat Daddys will take place at the Green Dragon Tavern inside of The Crowded House.

Pam's Dance Barn

AUG 29

7 pm to 10 pm
Where: 35 Cedar Lane, Madisonville, KY
Dance the night away and enjoy the live music of the Benny Pryor Band at Pam's Dance Barn. Admission: $6 per person. For more information, call 270-836-4649.

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. We plan to continue with guided hikes on the first of every month in 2015. 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.

End of Summer Beach Blast


10 am to 6 pm
Where: Public Beach at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd, Dawson Springs, KY 42408
Celebrate Summer's End at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park’s newly refurbished beach. Lots of fun family friendly activities will be held at the beach all day long. Hot dogs and snow cones will be available for purchase. This program is co-sponsored by the Friend’s of Pennyrile.
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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.