Directions

Madicon is held at James Madison University’s Festival Conference & Student Center.

festival_front

James Madison University Festival Center
1301 Carrier Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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From I-81 Southbound (Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland)

  • Take I-66 west until it turns into I-81.
  • Take I-81 going south until exit 245.
  • Turn left off exit 245 at the light onto Port Republic Rd.
  • Immediately get into the left turning lane.
  • Make a left onto Forest Hill Rd.
  • At the stop sign, make a left onto Oak Hill Rd.
  • Continuing on Oak Hill, the Convocation Center will
    be on the left followed by the Arboretum on the right.
  • Make a left at the traffic light onto Carrier Drive.
  • The Festival Conference Center is 0.25 mile on the left.

From I-81 Northbound (Southern Virginia)

  • Take I-81 going north until exit 245.
  • Turn right off exit 245 at the light onto Port Republic Rd.
  • Immediately get into the left turning lane.
  • Make a left onto Forest Hill Rd.
  • At the stop sign, make a left onto Oak Hill Rd.
  • Continuing on Oak Hill, the Convocation Center will be on
    the left followed by the Arboretum on the right.
  • Make a left at the traffic light onto Carrier Drive.
  • The Festival Conference Center is 0.25 mile on the left.

From I-64 Westbound (Richmond, Charlottesville)

  • Take I-64 going west until I-81.
  • Take I-81 until exit 245.
  • Turn right off exit 245 at the light onto Port Republic Rd.
  • Immediately get into the left turning lane.
  • Make a left onto Forest Hill Rd.
  • At the stop sign, make a left onto Oak Hill Rd.
  • Continuing on Oak Hill, the Convocation Center will be on
    the left followed by the Arboretum on the right.
  • Make a left at the traffic light onto Carrier Drive.
  • The Festival Conference Center is 0.25 mile on the left.

From Route 33

  • Take University Blvd between Valley Mall and K-Mart
    (left if traveling west, right if traveling east.)
  • Go through three stoplights.
  • Make a right at the JMU entrance onto Carrier Drive.
  • The Festival Conference Center Center is 0.25 mile on the left.

A downloadable/printable map of the University can be obtained at http://www.jmu.edu/map.

Parking for Madicon is located conveniently across the street from the conference center. Guests are permitted to park in sections C12, C11, and D3 as indicated on the map.

Festival Map

Please follow all regulations regarding handicapped and metered parking.
All meters must be paid in order to prevent ticketing from JMU Parking Services.

In addition, please do not park in the dropoff area in front of the Festival Conference Center. This area is for loading and unloading only.

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