Press Releases

Press Releases
Brown County always has new and exciting things happening. This section includes recent press releases that will keep you up-to-date on news worthy activities, events, businesses,etc. Keep up with us daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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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.

37th Annual Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition and Sale Headlines Busy Month for the Arts in Brown County

June 4, 2015

As one of America’s original artists’ colonies, Brown County is rich in art history, a heritage that it continues to honor to this day. From art galleries and eclectic boutiques to painting competitions and workshops, the arts are alive and in full swing this June.

49th Annual Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival Slated for June 13-20

June 2, 2015

Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, the world’s oldest, continuous running bluegrass festival, will return to Brown County for a 49th year, June 13-20. For eight straight days, over 70 bands will take the stage showcasing some of the best in bluegrass.

Celebrating Life, Music and a Legend at the John Hartford Memorial Festival, May 28-30

May 15, 2015

Back for a fifth year, the John Hartford Memorial Festival will bring together both musicians and music lovers to celebrate the life, music and legacy of the late John Hartford. Taking place May 28-30 at the historic Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom, Ind., this three-day, family-friendly festival will feature over 40 performers on three stages, around the clock campground jamming, a songwriting contest, and an Old Time Fiddle contest.

Savor the Local Flavor at the 8th Annual Taste of Brown County, May 16

May 1, 2015

Bring the entire family to the Village of Nashville for the 8th Annual Taste of Brown County on May 16. From noon to 5 p.m., local restaurants, confectioners, and vendors will serve up samples of specialty dishes and sweets that can only be found in Brown County. The event also will feature plenty of kids’ activities, live music, a family-friendly beer and wine garden, as well as hourly giveaways and prizes. Savor the local flavor and treat your taste buds to a day of food, fun, and entertainment at the Taste of Brown County.

Nashville, Indiana Named Among Top 20 Best Small Towns in America By Smithsonian Magazine

April 27, 2015

Nashville, Indiana has been nationally recognized as one of America’s best small towns, securing a spot on Smithsonian Magazine’s “20 Best Small Towns 2015” list. The magazine published its ever-popular list on April 16, with Indiana’s very own Nashville making the cut.

Brown County Welcomes Spring with a Weekend of Festivals and Fun, April 23-26

April 6, 2015

Not only will spring be in full bloom in Brown County April 23-26, but so will the fun. During the last weekend in April, Brown County will host the 13th Annual Indiana Wine Fair, the 3rd Annual Morel & Music Festival, and the 30th Annual Wildflower Foray, kicking off its festival season.

Bridal Tour Highlights Brown County's Top Wedding Venues and Vendors

February 27, 2015

Destination Brown County invites all brides to experience Brown County’s top wedding venues at the Brown County Bridal Tour on Sunday, March 8. From 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., brides will be able to check out local venues and meet with vendors, getting a real feel for their future Brown County weddings. Not your typical bridal show, brides will have the unique opportunity to actually visit popular Brown County, Ind. wedding venues, as well as get the inside scoop on less known hidden gems.

Maple Madness in Brown County as 2015 National Maple Syrup Festival Nears

February 27, 2015

Overtaken by maple madness, Brown County, Ind. gears up for the 2015 National Maple Syrup Festival, March 5-8. With less than a week until festivities kick off, something sweet is definitely happening in Brown County. From live sugaring demonstrations and historical reenactments to a culinary competition, pancake breakfast, and much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this year’s National Maple Syrup Festival.

Maple is on the Menu at the 2015 National Maple Syrup Festival, March 5-8

February 19, 2015

From maple glazed pork tenderloin to apple maple bacon fritters, maple is definitely on the menu at the 2015 National Maple Syrup Festival. On March 5-8, some of Brown County’s finest restaurants will be serving special maple-infused dishes to highlight the variety of foods that can be enhanced with pure maple syrup as an ingredient.

Art in Action at the 2015 National Maple Syrup Festival, March 7-8

February 11, 2015

Artists from across the state of Indiana will showcase their talent for all to see during a live paint out as part of the 2015 National Maple Syrup Festival. On March 7-8, some of Indiana’s best artists will flock to Brown County to capture the festivities on canvas.

Maple Mavens Mike Farrell and Christine Tailer Headline 2015 National Maple Syrup Festival Dinner Series, March 5-6

February 4, 2015

Mike Farrell and Christine Tailer, arguably two of the most fascinating speakers in the maple sugar world today, will headline a dinner series offered as part of the National Maple Syrup Festival in Brown County, Ind.

Dutch Oven Diva Dishes Out Maple Favorites at the 2015 National Maple Syrup Festival

January 29, 2015

As part of the 2015 National Maple Syrup Festival being held in Brown County, Ind., campfire cooking extraordinaire Lesley Tennessen, better known as the Dutch Oven Diva, will prepare sweet and savory maple-based food creations in the Brown County State Park on March 7 and 8.

Brown County Hosts 2015 National Maple Syrup Festival, March 5-8

January 23, 2015

Brown County, Ind. is proud to announce it will host the 5th National Maple Syrup Festival, which will be held March 5-8, 2015. This year the National Maple Syrup Festival, which launched in 2010 in Medora, Indiana, is relocating to Brown County.

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