Events Calendar

Events Calendar

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17th Annual Reindeer Romp

2016 December 3

Grab your shoes and participate in the 17th Annual Reindeer Romp, an 8K run or a 5K run/walk, at the Brown County State Park. Everyone is welcome to run or walk in the event - the more the merrier! Bring your family and friends, grab your reindeer antlers and participate in this fun event for a great cause! Pre-register online or register the day of the race.

TIME: 1 p.m.
ADMISSION: $20 - $25
WHERE: Brown County State Park
PLACE: Brown County YMCA

B3 Gallery Presents "Everyday Magic"

2016 November 11-30
     December 1-31

B3 Gallery presents Everyday Magic, a show featuring the mixed-media sculptures, fairy doors, and paintings of local artist Mark Schmidt! The show will run from November 10 through December 31. An artist's reception will be held on Saturday, November 12 from 4-8 p.m. Mark Schmidt studied painting and illustration at IU and Herron School of Art. In Everyday Magic he works to combine fantasy and story in a unique collection of new work he calls Fairy Winkle.

TIME: Regular business hours
WHERE: 61 W. Main St., Nashville, IN (Second floor of Village Green Building)
PLACE: B3 Gallery

Believe: A Brown County Christmas

2016 November 25-27
     December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18

Enjoy a special live holiday music revue - all new for 2016! Wonderful voices, colorful costumes, special effects lighting, and all your favorite holiday classics! Presented by Golden Ticket Productions. Children 10 and under are free with a paid adult. Beer and wine sold in the auditorium. There also will be an exclusive low-priced preview on Black Friday.

TIME: Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m.
ADMISSION: $20.50 / $19.50 (Black Friday Preview $14.50 / $13.50)
WHERE: Brown County Playhouse

Breakfast With Santa

2016 December 3, 4

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with Santa! Enjoy the Brown County Inn's hearty breakfast buffet while the kids visit with good ol' Saint Nick. Drawings for gifts,a hot chocolate bar, and more! Adults $10.75; children 5-11 $6; children under 5 are free.

TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
ADMISSION: Adults $10.75; children 5-11 $6; children under 5 are free
WHERE: Brown County Inn
PLACE: Brown County Inn

Brown County Photo Club Exhibit

2016 December 2-31
2017 January 1-31
     February 1-28

Members of The Brown County Photography Club will be featured artists at a special exhibition at the Chateau Thomas Winery in Nashville from Friday, December 2 through Tuesday, February 28. The exhibit will be changed during this time period, so stop in more than once! Both framed and matted photographs will be offered for sale. The show will feature a variety of photographic styles from established and emerging artists!

TIME: Regular business hours
WHERE: Chateau Thomas Winery (225 South Van Buren Street, Coachlight Square)

December Events at the Nature Center

2016 December 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 18, 24, 29-31

Come to the Nature Center in the Brown County State Park for leisure walks, workshops, and more!

TIME: Varies, see schedule
WHERE: Brown County State Park (Nature Center & other locations)
PLACE: Brown County State Park

Farm-to-Fifth Tours at Bear Wallow Distillery

2016 August 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
     September 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
     October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
     November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
     December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 31

Head to Bear Wallow Distillery for a Farm-to-Fifth Tour! Tours are offered daily at the top of each hour. See the process used to handcraft Bear Wallow whiskey from local grains. Cooking, fermentation and distillation, as well as oak barrel storage and finally bottling! The tour includes a sample flight of whiskeys too!

TIME: Tours start at the top of each hour (Saturday from 11am-6pm & Sunday from 12pm-5pm)
ADMISSION: $6 per person; children under 12 are free
WHERE: Bear Wallow Distillery
PLACE: Bear Wallow Distillery

Global Fat Bike Day

2016 December 3

A holiday that brings the fat-community together like never's Global Fat Bike Day! This is one event that's purely grass-roots, community-based, no sponsors, and no worries. Bring your own fat tire / mountain bike or rent one and come ride!

TIME: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
WHERE: eXplore Brown County (2620 Valley Branch Rd., Nashville, IN)
PLACE: Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat

Holiday at the Farm

2016 November 26, 27
     December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18

Holiday at the Farm is a great time to make memories! Come and take a lighted wagon ride. Enjoy the holiday treat house and holiday workshop while you're at it. Visit with the barn friends and be sure to have your letters ready for the special North Pole mailbox. It's the perfect place to visit with Santa and share your wish list. Happy Holidays to all!

TIME: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
WHERE: Shireman Homestead (7060 W 200 N, Columbus, IN)
PLACE: Shireman Homestead

Holiday Light Parade & Toy Drive

2016 December 3

The Holiday Light Parade offers a variety of unique and brightly lit floats traveling through the Village of Nashville. Make plans to enjoy an evening of parade fun! Hot chocolate and cookies will also be offered at various sites throughout the Village. Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy to the Light Parade. Donation sites will be located throughout the Village or you can give your toy to a float representative in the parade! Donated toys will be dropped off to the local Salvation Army for distribution to Brown County families in need.

TIME: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Village of Nashville

Quaff N’ Brew Beer School

2016 December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
2017 January 7, 14, 21, 28
     February 4, 11, 18, 25
     March 4, 11, 18, 25
     April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
     May 6, 13, 20, 27
     June 3, 10, 17, 24
     July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
     August 5, 12, 19, 26
     September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
     October 7, 14, 21, 28
     November 4, 11, 18, 25
     December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Do you love beer? Ever wonder how beer is made? Want to learn the difference between porter and stout or lager and ale? Big Woods offers an exciting class designed to teach you all about the world of beer.

TIME: 10 a.m.
ADMISSION: $5; $10 to add a pint glass
WHERE: Big Woods Village
PLACE: Big Woods Brewing Company

Santa's Zip N' Sip at eXplore Brown County

2016 December 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-23

Ho Ho Ho, Santa is at eXplore Brown County to zip with your family and find out if you've been good! Santa will share the beauty of the winter landscape in the Brown County hardwood forest. Perhaps you will even catch a few snowflakes as you soar 90 feet in the air across the frozen lake. Take photos with Santa, sit on his lap, and tell him what you are dreaming of for the holidays. Santa will end the tour with a cup of hot cocoa in Harvest Hall. Don't forget the marshmallows! HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!

TIME: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed Tuesdays)
ADMISSION: Varies; see website for details
WHERE: eXplore Brown County (2620 Valley Branch Rd., Nashville, IN)
PLACE: Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat


2016 December 3

Children are invited this Christmas to follow a map to over 25 local Brown County merchants to gather treats, ornaments, toys and more to stuff their Christmas stocking provided by the Brown County Community Foundation. Only 300 tickets will be sold for this annual event. Ticket holders receive a commemorative Christmas stocking and a map to the participating merchant locations. Tickets sell out quickly to this festive and fun event. Get yours today!

TIME: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
ADMISSION: $20 includes commemorative Christmas stocking (presale online); $25 day of event
WHERE: Downtown Nashville

The Nature of Art: Painted Parks

2016 December 3-31
2017 January 1-31

A Bicentennial event that celebrates Indiana's state parks. Art Association artist Rick Wilson spent several years painting Indiana's grand state parks creating a body of 70 works. The exhibit has been traveling Indiana and will visit the Brown County Art Gallery for a two month stay. The paintings are for sale and will be available to their owners in March when the tour ends. Opening reception is Saturday, December 3 from 3-5 p.m. Reception will include wine, cheese, and music. Exhibit is open and free to the public.

TIME: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Brown County Art Gallery
PLACE: Brown County Art Gallery

The Polar Express - Movie at the Playhouse

2016 December 3

Animated holiday classic movie! A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

TIME: 1 p.m.
ADMISSION: $6 / $5
WHERE: Brown County Playhouse
PLACE: Brown County Playhouse
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