Press Releases

Press Releases
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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.

Experience the Magic of the Holidays in Brown County

November 18, 2015

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.

Hit the Trails, See the Leaves at the Brown County Epic Mountain Bike Festival, October 9-11

September 30, 2015

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 9-11, 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 18, 2015

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 and secured high above one of the area’s magnificent overlooks to provide a stunning view for visitors.

Legendary Bluegrass Bash Slated for September 23-26 in Brown County

September 16, 2015

Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival returns to Brown County for a 41st year, September 23-26. Taking place at the “home of bluegrass music” itself, this festival will feature four full days of entertainment, including over 33 bands, music and instrument workshops, around the clock jam sessions, camping, food, and the induction of Raymond Fairchild into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame on September 26.

Brown County Art Colony Weekend Pays Tribute to Area's Unique Arts Heritage, September 11-13

September 3, 2015

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 180 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.

Celebrating Craft Brews in Brown County at Hoosier Hops & Harvest, September 12

September 1, 2015

Local lagers, regional refreshments, area ales...there will be no shortage of spirits at the 6th annual Hoosier Hops & Harvest on September 12. Presented by the Story Inn and World Class Beverages, 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 & More at the 13th Annual Bean Blossom BikerFest, September 8-12

August 28, 2015

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 13th year, September 8-12. Presented by Scootermania Productions, Inc., not only is BikerFest a great opportunity to test out the local terrain, it is also five full days of fun motorcycle mania.

The National Maple Syrup Festival Presents Building a Healthy Maple Sugaring Business

August 27, 2015

The National Maple Syrup Festival will return for a second year to Brown County after a successful start in 2015. Slated for the first weekend in March of 2016, the festival will bring together maple syrup enthusiasts, hobbyists, and producers from across the state and beyond to celebrate all things maple. Even though the National Maple Syrup Festival is still months away, maple madness has already begun in Brown County. On September 12, festival organizers in conjunction with the Indiana Maple Syrup Association, will present Building a Healthy Maple Sugaring Business, a panel to enlighten maple syrup hobbyists, as well as producers, statewide regarding state health regulations, requirements, and stipulations related to maple sugaring.

ArtsRoad 46 Alive with Upcoming Art Festivals

August 14, 2015

Nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana is Highway 46. Connecting three distinct communities, Bloomington, Nashville, and Columbus, this winding two-lane highway is home to an abundance of arts. Collectively, the 40-mile stretch of scenic highway flowing between these three designated cultural districts is known as ArtsRoad 46. A haven for stunning arts and architecture, vibrant culture, flavorful cuisine, and breathtaking vistas, ArtsRoad 46 offers a wide variety of opportunities to experience art in all its forms and fashions.

Bean Blossom Blues Fest Brings the Best in Blues to Brown County, August 27-29

August 13, 2015

The biggest jam fest in the Midwest comes to Brown County, August 27-29. Back for a 17th year, the Bean Blossom Blues Fest will feature performances by well-known blues musicians, as well as around-the-clock jam sessions. Taking part at the historic Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom, the Bean Blossom Blues Fest provides a one-of-a-kind, laid-back atmosphere that is perfect for blues fans and musicians alike.

Brown County Earns Prestigious Bronze Level Ride Center Designation

August 12, 2015

Brown County recently joined the ranks as one of the top mountain biking destinations in the world. Designated a Bronze Level Ride Center by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), this prestigious award puts Brown County on the road map nationally, as well as internationally, for its superior trail systems and mountain biking opportunities.

Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau Launches New App

July 28, 2015

The Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce it has launched a new app, Discover Brown County. The app is Brown County’s official handheld, mobile guide, providing easy navigation for visitors.

Travel Writers From Across the Country Tour Brown County, August 10

July 28, 2015

On August 10, fifteen prestigious travel journalists and tourism industry representatives from across the country will visit Brown County for the day as part of the 2015 Travel Media Showcase. While the Showcase will be hosted in Bloomington August 11-14, participants will explore nearby areas, including Brown County, prior to the main conference.

Pickin' Perfection at the 4th Annual Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival, July 31-August 2 in Brown County

July 20, 2015

Brown County will welcome some of the country’s finest fingerstyle guitar players for three days of pickin’ perfection, July 31-August 2. Back for a fourth year, the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival not only will feature a world-class competition and concert on Saturday, but also will include a fun Friday tent party and Sunday guitar workshops.

GnawBrew Festival Celebrates Hoosier Brewers, Artists and Musicians, July 25

July 15, 2015

More than your typical beer fest, GnawBrew Beer, Art and Music Festival will bring together local and regional professional breweries, home-brewers and wine makers, beer connoisseurs, along with Hoosier artists and musicians, for a fun-filled day in Brown County on July 25. Back for a sixth year, GnawBrew is the best of all festival worlds, combining beer, art, and music in a unique, country setting you cannot find anywhere else.

Historic Brown County Dolls Land Spot in the Smithsonian

June 15, 2015

Two historic Brown County dolls will be making their debut in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History beginning in July. The two dolls, which will be featured in a permanent exhibit, “American Enterprise,” will showcase Brown County talent and innovation, along with preserving an important part of its history.

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