Press Releases

Press Releases
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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.

Brown County's Leaf Cam Now Available Online

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.

Legendary Bluegrass Bash Slated for September 21-24 in Brown County

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.

Brown County Art Colony Weekend Pays Tribute to Area's Unique Art Heritage, September 9-11

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.

Celebrating Craft Brews in Brown County at Hoosier Hops & Harvest, September 10

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.

Motorcycles, Music and More at the 14th Annual Bean Blossom BikerFest, September 6-11

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.

Brown County's Newest Music Venue is a Hit

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.

The Best in Blues are Back at the 18th Annual Bean Blossom Blues Fest, August 25-27

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.

Experience Brown County's Top-Notch Mountain Biking Trails During Fun August Events

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.

Pickin' and Playin' at the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival, July 29-31

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.

Summer Sippin' at the GnawBrew Beer, Art and Music Festival, July 22-23

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.

Discover the Art of Film During Brown County's Arts Village Cinefest, June 17-18

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.

Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival Celebrates 50th Anniversary, June 11-18

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.

John Hartford Memorial Festival Jams Its Way Back to Brown County, June 1-4

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

Brown County Welcomes Summer With Booming Live Music Scene

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.

Dances With Dirt Extreme Trail Run Comes to Brown County This Weekend

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.

Brown County Hosts 14th Annual Indiana Wine Fair, April 30

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.

2016 National Maple Syrup Festival Coming to Brown County, March 5-6

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.

Escape this January to Brown County's Winter in the Woods, January 15-17

January 8, 2016

Winter doesn't necessarily mean that you have to stay inside. Instead, shake off that cabin fever in beautiful Brown County during Winter in the Woods, January 15-17. Enjoy several activities both indoors and outside that are sure to lift your spirits and beat those winter blues.

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