Press Releases

Press Releases
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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.

Brown County Hosts 2015 Winter Wellness Weekend

January 6, 2015

Don't let the winter blues get you down. Instead of being stuck indoors with nothing to do this winter, make plans to participate in Brown County's Winter Wellness Weekend, January 16-18. Shake off that cabin fever and enjoy the beauty and fun of winter in Brown County.

T.C. Steele State Historic Site to Receive GEMmy Award

November 7, 2014

The T.C. Steele State Historic Site will be honored by the Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA) with their GEMmy Award in an informal ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. in the Large Studio at the Historic Site. This is the 28th attraction to receive the special honor, which is awarded to an attraction that provides an exceptional experience.

Celebrate the Holiday Season in Brown County

November 4, 2014

Christmas is a magical time of year, especially in Brown County. From strolling carolers and Santa sightings to a holiday light parade, Christmas is a time to enjoy and celebrate with those who mean the most, as well as a time to give back to those in need. This year, give the gift of togetherness, make lasting memories, and celebrate the holiday season in Brown County.

Brown County Art Gallery Foundation Hosts Family Treasures Sale

November 3, 2014

The Brown County Art Gallery Foundation will host its annual Family Treasures Sale on November 15. The sale, which opens for preview on November 12 features over 40 works of art by early Indiana artists. The paintings have been consigned for sale from as far away as Madison, Wisconsin to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Others come from right here in Nashville. Most have been held in private collections for many years and are now being offered for sale to benefit the Gallery and its expansion plan.

Brown County Hosts 5th Annual Create It With Gingerbread Log Cabin Competition

October 27, 2014

Looking for an opportunity to combine your culinary and artistic skills in a fun way that is guaranteed to get you in the mood for the upcoming holiday season? Look no further than the 5th annual Create it with Gingerbread Log Cabin Competition.

Haunted Attractions in Brown County Guaranteed to Please this Halloween

October 10, 2014

With Halloween right around the corner, what better way to spend the weekend than checking out nearby haunted attractions. While Brown County may be known for its fall leaves, the area also has several haunted trails, activities, and attractions that are definitely worth exploring.

Famous Foliage and Fall Attractions Make Brown County Top Travel Destination

October 7, 2014

Check out Nashville’s “new leaves” and experience new ways to see the leaves throughout Brown County this fall season.

Back Roads of Brown County Fall Tour

September 18, 2014

A FREE Event!!! Back Roads of Brown County Fall Tour October 1-31, most studios open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily demonstrations, light refreshments, guest artists

T.C. Steele to host Great Outdoor Art Contest & Local Tastings

September 4, 2014

T.C. Steele State Historic Site to celebrate 26 years of creativity in Brown County. "In celebration of the birthday of Historic Site namesake Theodore Clement Steele, the Great Outdoors Art Contest & Local Tastings integrates history, art and nature as people come together to watch and support artists while enjoying various crafts and tastings provided by vendors," said State Historic Site Manager Andrea DeTarnowsky. "This event gives artists and visitors a unique insight into T.C. Steele's art and method of painting, en plein air , or out-of-doors. The event has been lauded the 'granddaddy' of Indiana PaintOuts by the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association."

Brown County Epic

August 1, 2014

Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) announces a new Mountain Bike Festival (Oct. 10-12, 2014), called the Brown County Epic, in place of the Brown County Breakdown. The Brown County Epic will be a mountain bike festival and Epic Ride (up to 100 miles) within Brown County State Park and Yellowwood State Forest. The festival will include camping Fri-Sat night at the start/finish area, music, beer, food, games, great prize raffles, product and bike demos on Saturday, and an Epic Ride in the woods on Sunday, with 100, 75, 50, and 25-mile routes, with no repeating loops.

Special Art Exhibit at Ferrer Gallery

June 19, 2014

Ferrer Gallery in Nashville, Indiana will host a special exhibit of abstract paintings by Frank Glover of Brown County the entire month of July.

eXplore Brown County - 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

June 18, 2014

It’s A Big Deal….2014 Certificate of Excellence eXplore Brown County Adventure Center at Valley Branch Retreat 2014 WINNER OF THE TripAdvisor CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE Voted the #1 Activity in Brown County by over 350 TripAdvisor Reviewers, once again, eXplore Brown County Adventure Center in Nashville IN. has been awarded Trip Advisor’s AWARD OF EXCELLENCE. With 350 Excellent reviews.

Soaring, Public Art with Social Impact

June 12, 2014

The Nashville Arts and Entertainment Commission has partnered with Elder Heart, a Veteran’s Organization that does community and private projects to raise awareness for the 22 veteran suicides that occur every day, to build an 18 foot leaf sculpture.

Town of Nashville - Sculpture RFP

April 9, 2014

The Nashville Arts and Entertainment Commission has released a Request for Proposal seeking a sculpture that will have a strong visual impact and identify Nashville as a community that embraces the arts. The sculpture will be placed on a 4' x 4' concrete pad by the town parking lot at the corner of Pat Reilly Drive and Jefferson Street at the south edge of the Village. The site is open and can accommodate a structure 10-foot tall or larger.

Back Roads of Brown County Spring Tour

March 21, 2014

Brown County, Indiana is a place where art, nature and adventure live in harmony. Visitors can find dozens of working studios nestled in the woods along the picturesque roads where artists and craftspeople of all types live and work.

During the week of May 9-18 more than 13 sites with 17 artists open their studios to the public. Visitors can watch artists create & demonstrate their work and take home a handcrafted piece of Brown County. Some studios even offer opportunities for visitors to try the process themselves, and offer classes throughout the year.

Brown County Playhouse Announces New Co-Artistic Directors

March 17, 2014

Brown County Playhouse Management, Inc. President Kathy Anderson has made an historic announcement that Brown County native Ian McCabe and Nora Leahy of Two Pigs Productions have been contracted to be the Playhouse's first Co-Artistic Directors, beginning in August...

A Strange New Song Puts Murder on Our Minds

January 23, 2014

NASHVILLE, Ind. - Murder is on the menu again for T.C. Steele State Historic Site as they play host to another Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 8 and 15 at 6:30 p.m. This event will take place in the Large Studio of the State Historic Site, located 4220 T.C. Steele Road .

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