Press Releases

Press Releases
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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.

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.

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