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Bevington HouseCourthouse SquareCutler-Donahoe Bridge

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Madison County Iowa Courthouse

The 2018 King Midget Jamboree - August 9 - 12, 2018 Winterset, Iowa

We are excited to get you some information about the 2018 King Midget Jamboree being held in Winterset, Iowa. The host hotel is the Cobblestone Inn & Suites Winterset, 1304 North 4th Ave, Winterset, Iowa 50273. To make reservations call  515-462-4889 and tell them you are with the King Midget Car Club. The rate is $85/night.  There isn’t an elevator in this hotel, but the hotel staff will help you to your room with your luggage if you need help.  There is a limited number of first floor rooms.  Please do not request a first floor room if you do not NEED it, as we have some members that would benefit from being on the first floor.

If anyone is interested in camping, please get in touch with me and I can get that information to you.

Now, on to the fun stuff. Winterset is located in Madison County.  Madison County is the Covered Bridge Capital of Iowa, with the largest group of covered bridges that exist in one area in the western half of the Mississippi Valley. Madison County originally had 19 covered bridges, but just 6 remain today. We will take a bus tour of the bridges. As most of them are on gravel roads.  The tour lasts approximately 2 hours.  We will also take a walking tour around the Historic Courthouse Square District, where you will learn about the history of Winterset and where some things took place in the movie “The Bridges of Madison County” that starred Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep.

We will spend some time at the Winterset City Park, which includes the Cutler-Donahoe Bridge and the Clark Tower.

We are still ironing out some plans but will have that information shortly. We are very excited to be hosting the Jamboree again in 2018 and look forward to seeing all of you in August.

Please feel free to email me at with any questions.


Previous years Jamboree locations and photos:

1991 -Westport, Indiana
1992 - Athens, Ohio
1993 -Athens, Ohio
1994 - Kettering, Ohio
1995 - Alliance, Ohio
1996 - Athens, Ohio
1997 - Manitowoc, Wisconsin
1998 - Richmond, Indiana
1999 - Athens, Ohio
2000 - Westport, Indiana
2001 - Mansfield, Ohio
2002 -
St Charles, Missouri
2003 - Springfield, Ohio
2004 - Bristol, Tennessee
2005 - Norwalk, Ohio
2006 - Athens, Ohio
2007 - Holland Michigan
2008 - Coshocton, Ohio
2009 - Concord, North Carolina
2010 - Delavan, Wisconsin
2011 - Oklahoma City, OKlahoma
2012 - Hermitage, PA
2013 - DeMoines, IA
2014 - Teays Valley, WI
2015 - Warsaw, IN
2016 - Athens, OH
2017 - Old Saybrook, CT

For photographs of some our previous Jamborees, please click the link for the year above. If you have photos you would like to share, please contact Nicholas Barbour at