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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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.