Press Releases

Press Releases
Brown County always has new and exciting things happening. This section includes recent press releases that will keep you up-to-date on news worthy activities, events, businesses,etc. Keep up with us daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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Experience Holiday Magic in Brown County

November 17, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season in Brown County, where holiday cheer comes naturally. With plenty of fun and festive holiday events, unique shopping, and quaint old-fashioned charm, Christmas in the Village of Nashville is a magical experience that should not be missed!

Brown County Hilly Half Marathon Set to Take Place November 11

November 3, 2017

On your mark...get set, go! The 2nd annual Brown County YMCA Hilly Half is slated for Saturday, November 11 in the breathtaking Brown County State Park. Participants will test their endurance while enjoying the stunning Brown County scenery as they take on the hills in the State Park.

Mountain Biking Festival Showcases Fall in Brown County, October 6-8

September 28, 2017

It’s fall in Brown County, which means bright colors and beautiful foliage. There’s no better time to get out and hit the trails…Brown County’s world-class mountain biking trails that is. 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 6-8, 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.

Brown County's Leaf Cam Now Available Online

September 19, 2017

It’s back! With the first official day of fall later this week, the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce that its ever-popular Leaf Cam is officially up and running!

Back Again, Brown County Hosts Big Four-Day Bluegrass Bash, September 20-23

September 12, 2017

Still going strong after more than four decades, Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival returns to Brown County, September 20-23. The legendary bluegrass bash is back for a 43rd year, featuring four full days of entertainment. Taking place at the “home of bluegrass music” itself, over 30 bands will take the stage, delivering show-stopping performances. The fest also will include vocal, music, and instrument workshops, around-the-clock jam sessions, camping, food, and the induction of Tony Rice into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame.

Experience the One, the Only Gnawbrew Beer, Art, and Music Festival, September 15-16

September 7, 2017

GnawBrew Beer, Art and Music Festival returns to Brown County for an eighth year on September 15-16, bringing together local and regional breweries, homebrewers, and beer connoisseurs, along with Hoosier artists and musicians. A celebration of Indiana’s finest beer, art, and music, GnawBrew is actually three festivals rolled into one. More than your typical beer fest, GnawBrew is a one-of-a-kind Brown County experience worth checking out!

Get Lost in the Wonderful World of Art During Brown County Art Colony Weekend, September 8-10

August 30, 2017

Dubbed the “Art Colony of the Midwest,” Brown County has deep artistic roots, stretching all the way back to the late 1800s! A long-standing haven for the arts, it is still living up to the title today. This September, Brown County will pay special tribute to its historic past during its Art Colony Weekend, September 8-10. Brought to you by the Brown County Art Guild in conjunction with T.C. Steele State Historic Site, Art Colony Weekend will be a fun-filled weekend celebrating the rich artistic history and exciting future of Brown County.

Saturday Sampling at Hoosier Hops & Harvest - August 26 in Brown County

August 11, 2017

Get ready for a Saturday of sampling at the 8th annual Hoosier Hops & Harvest on August 26. From local lagers and regional refreshments to area ales and so much more, there will be no shortage of spirits in Brown County! Presented by the Story Inn, Hoosier Hops & Harvest is a beer lover’s dream come true, featuring libations from several craft and micro-breweries all served up for your enjoyment.

Big Lineup, Big Fun at the 19th Annual Bean Blossom Blues Fest, August 24-26

August 10, 2017

Brown County welcomes the best in blues this August! The 19th annual Bean Blossom Blues Fest, is back again, bringing big names on the blues scene and plenty of jamming to the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground, August 24-26. Not your typical music festival, the “Bean,” as it is so lovingly referred to, is a legendary blues bash!

Pickin' Perfection at the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival, July 28-30

July 21, 2017

Some of the country’s finest fingerstyle guitar players will return to Brown County at the end of this month for the sixth annual Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival. From a world-class competition and concert to guitar workshops led by the pros, July 28-30 are sure to be three days of pickin’ perfection.

Brown County Proposes New Performing Arts Center to be Built

June 22, 2017

The Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) in partnership with the Brown County Convention and Visitors Commission (CVC) have announced a detailed plan for a brand new 2,000-seat indoor music venue to be built in Brown County.

51st Annual Bill Monroe's Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival Slated for June 10-17

June 5, 2017

Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, the world’s oldest, continuous running bluegrass festival, will return to Brown County for a 51st year, June 10-17. Taking place at the beautiful Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground, this prime music event will feature eight straight days of some of the best in bluegrass.

John Hartford Memorial Festival Back in Brown County, May 31 - June 3

May 19, 2017

The John Hartford Memorial Festival jams its way back to Brown County for a seventh year, May 31 – June 3. At the end of the month, 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.

15th Annual Indiana Wine Fair to Be Held May 13 in Brown County

May 3, 2017

On May 13, 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 15th year in a row.

Escape This January to Brown County's Winter in the Woods, January 13-15

January 3, 2017

Whether it’s a brisk hike or jog in Indiana’s largest state park, yoga followed by a tasty craft beer, trying your hand at cocktail creating, or simply relaxing by the fire in a cozy cabin, life is better in the woods! Unwind from the holidays and get ready for a happy and prosperous new year during Brown County’s Winter in the Woods, January 13-15.

Experience the Magic of the Holidays in Brown County

November 21, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season in Brown County, where holiday cheer comes naturally. With plenty of fun and festive holiday events, unique shopping, and quaint old-fashioned charm, Christmas in the Village of Nashville is a magical experience that should not be missed. This year, make Brown County a new holiday tradition and create memories to last a lifetime.

First-Ever Brown County YMCA Hilly Half Marathon Set to Take Place This Weekend

November 8, 2016

On your mark...get set, go! The inaugural Brown County YMCA Hilly Half is slated for this Saturday, November 12 in the breathtaking Brown County State Park. Participants will test their endurance while enjoying the stunning Brown County scenery as they take on the hills in the State Park.

Brown County's Famous Foliage Showing Some Color

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.

Hit the Trails, See the Leaves at the Brown County Epic Mountain Bike Festival, October 7-9

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.

Google Street View Trekker Will Capture Beautiful Brown County Views This October

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.

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