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October 12, 2016
It has begun! Brown County’s famous foliage has started to change. Shades of yellow and orange can be seen lining the roads, including in the Brown County State Park. Fall’s colorful display also can be seen dotting the edges of the hillsides and sprinkled throughout Brown County’s stunning vistas. With peak weeks for the leaves on the horizon, each day brings more and more color.
October 5, 2016
Typically known for its beautiful fall foliage, Brown County has been gaining notoriety lately for its world-class mountain biking trails as well. Combining the best of both worlds, the Brown County Epic Mountain Bike Festival not only will showcase Brown County’s exceptional trail systems, but also will provide the perfect opportunity for admiring its colorful scenery. On October 7-9, bikers, spectators, enthusiasts, and everyone in between will be able to experience Brown County’s famous autumn season and some of the best mountain biking in the Midwest during the Brown County Epic Festival.
September 29, 2016
The Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be receiving the Google Street View Trekker beginning on October 3 just in time to capture Brown County’s famous fall foliage. For the month of October, the Brown County CVB in partnership with Google will acquire footage of the county through a series of hikes made by volunteers. From well-known trails and historic hot spots to some of Brown County’s more hidden gems, the Trekker will document it all.
September 15, 2016
It is that time of year again. With the first official day of fall right around the corner, the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce that its ever popular Leaf Cam is officially up and running! After much anticipation, the Leaf Cam has been carefully placed to provide a stunning view for visitors.
September 12, 2016
Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival returns to Brown County for a 42nd year, September 21-24. Taking place at the “home of bluegrass music” itself, this festival will feature four full days of entertainment, including over 40 bands, music and instrument workshops, around the clock jam sessions, camping, food, and the induction of Butch Robbins into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame.
September 2, 2016
Steeped in rich art heritage, Brown County has and always will be a haven for artists. Drawn to the area’s breathtaking vistas, lush scenery, and interesting characters, artists migrated to the region nearly a century ago to establish their own art colony, one of the first of its kind in the Midwest. Remnants from the early colony can still be seen today throughout the county, manifested by the over many working artists who still call the area home. This September, Brown County will pay special tribute to its historic roots during the Brown County Art Colony Weekend. September 9-11 art will come to life through several unique events, including live plein air painting demonstrations, the 28th Annual Great Outdoor Art Contest, a Village Art Walk, opportunities to interact with local artists, music, and more.
September 2, 2016
Local lagers, regional refreshments, area ales...there will be no shortage of spirits at the 7th annual Hoosier Hops & Harvest on September 10. Presented by the Story Inn, this event is a beer-lovers dream come true. Featuring libations from several craft and micro-breweries, Hoosier Hops & Harvest is an all-out attempt to wean the Hoosier palate from tried-and-true factory beers.
September 2, 2016
Brown County’s rolling hills, scenic switchback roads, and smooth riding have long been a draw for motorcyclists. One of the Midwest’s top destinations for bikers, Brown County provides the perfect atmosphere for two wheel exploring and experiencing the “freedom of the ride” at its best. From peaceful winding roads in the countryside to the quaint Village of Nashville, open roads await in Brown County, a true rider’s retreat. This September Brown County welcomes all bikers, as the Bean Blossom BikerFest returns for a 14th year, September 6-11. Presented by Scootermania Productions, Inc., not only is BikerFest a great opportunity to test out the local terrain, it is also six full days of fun motorcycle mania.
August 22, 2016
Whether it is at a local restaurant or one of its many music fests, Brown County is big on live music. And now there is a new venue in town offering its own unique spin on live entertainment. The Indiana RedBarn Jamboree is up and running, hosting one-of-a-kind concerts nearly three nights each week.
August 15, 2016
Brown County welcomes the best in blues this August! The 18th annual Bean Blossom Blues Fest, also known as the biggest jam fest in the Midwest, is back again, August 25-27 at the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground. The one and only Bean Blossom Blues Fest will feature performances by well-known blues musicians, as well as around-the-clock jam sessions, all in a laid-back atmosphere perfect for blues fans and musicians alike.
August 2, 2016
With nearly 30 miles of trails in the Brown County State Park and over 150 miles of trails within a half-hour of the county, mountain biking in Brown County may still be one of the best kept secrets in the U.S. Thanks to its many accolades and awards, Brown County is quickly becoming one of the top mountain biking destinations not only in the Midwest, but nationally and internationally as well.
July 20, 2016
Some of the country’s finest fingerstyle guitar players will return to Brown County at the end of this month for the fifth annual Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival. From a world-class competition and concert to guitar workshops led by the pros, July 29-31 are sure to be three days of pickin’ perfection.
July 13, 2016
Bringing together local and regional breweries, homebrewers, and beer connoisseurs, along with Hoosier artists and musicians, GnawBrew Beer, Art and Music Festival returns to Brown County for a seventh year, July 22-23. More than your typical beer fest, this exciting event is actually three festivals rolled into one. A celebration of Indiana’s finest beer, art, and music, GnawBrew is a one-of-a-kind experience worth checking out.
June 11, 2016
In a nod to its rich art history, Brown County will host a two-day film festival featuring art and artists, June 17-18. The second annual Arts Village Cinefest not only will celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial, but also will highlight Brown County’s heritage through the art of film.
June 3, 2016
On June 11-18, the Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival will celebrate a milestone—50 years of being the oldest, continuous running bluegrass festival in the world. Taking place at the beautiful Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground in Brown County, this prime music event will feature eight straight days of some of the best in bluegrass.
May 24, 2016
The John Hartford Memorial Festival returns to Brown County for a sixth year on June 1-4. In one short week, the historic Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground will ring with sounds of the nation’s finest Newgrass in celebration of the life, music, and legacy of the late, great John Hartford
May 19, 2016
Brown County’s live music scene is booming. From pickin’ at the Village pavilion to outdoor gazebo parties, Brown County has plenty of listening opportunities for any and all music lovers. With summer right around the corner, Brown County has been ramping up its live entertainment and fine tuning its musical offerings.
May 9, 2016
One of the toughest trail runs around is slated for Saturday, May 14 in Brown County. Dances With Dirt Gnaw Bone will lead daring runners on several courses across the hilly Hoosier landscape in what is sure to be the race of a lifetime.
April 19, 2016
On April 30, one of Indiana’s oldest and largest wine events will be held in Brown County. An afternoon of wine, music, food and fun, the Indiana Wine Fair returns to the Story Inn for a 14th year in a row.
February 17, 2016
Maple mania has officially struck Brown County as the National Maple Syrup Festival is fast approaching! The fun, sticky, and oh so sweet Festival returns to Brown County for a second year, March 5-6.