Press Releases

Press Releases
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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.

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.

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