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It’s finally here.

the season we’ve all been waiting for… festival season!

The 2022 festival lineup is here and looking GOOD if we do say so ourselves. Brown County is hitting all the stops with festivals suited for all ages and interest groups this year with a little something for everyone.

A seasoned Brown County festival-goer may recognize many of the annual gatherings on this list, but take note of the handful of events that are in year one and two of their soon to be “tradition” status, like Bill Monroe’s Indiana Cajun/Zydeco Crawfish Festival and ChamberFest Brown County.

Mark your calendar and save these dates, because the first event on this list is just weeks away!

Spring Festivals

37th Annual Wildflower Foray

Dates: April 22 – 24
Location: T.C. Steele State Historic Site, Brown County State Park, Stone Head Nature Preserve, & more
Experience hikes, nature and flowers during this 3-day co-operative event throughout Brown County.

Brown County earth day spring festival

Dates: Saturday, April 23
Location: Brown County YMCA
Celebrate Earth Day with a community event from Brown County Food and Farm Council featuring demonstrations, exhibitors, door prizes, and activities for children and adults.

18th Annual Indiana Wine Fair

Date: Saturday, May 7
Story Inn
Sample and savor complementary one-ounce pours of the state’s finest wines. Enjoy wine, music, and food, along with a handful of local breweries, distilleries, local artists, games and food trucks. 21+

Morel Mushroom Festival

Date: Saturday, May 7
Brown County State Park
Come out to the park for an exciting day celebrating the beloved morels, with a morel mushroom sale and naturalist talks and programs focused on those amazing fungi!

Summer… a.k.a Festival Season!

Indiana Cajun/Zydeco Crawfish Festival

Dates: May 20 – 21
Bill Monroe’s Music Park & Campground
A 2-day festival featuring a live crawfish boil, live music, dance lessons, second line, crawfish races, crawfish eating contests, and a gumbo cook-off. 

Americana Bean Jamboree

Dates: June 2 – June 4
Bill Monroe’s Music Park & Campground
A diverse blend of musical genres including roots, rock, blues, upbeat bluegrass, country and folk, from new award-winning performers along with some of the Bean’s favorite bands.

Whiskey Chaser Running Fest

Dates: Saturday, June 11
Hard Truth Hills
Participants in this 100% trail running event will traverse the rugged grounds of the Hard Truth forest and should expect to meet some hard truths throughout the race.

Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Festival

Dates: June 10 – 18
Bill Monroe’s Music Park & Campground
Enjoy 9 days of bluegrass music, jams throughout the campground and on stage, workshops and the traditional free Bean Dinner. 

10th Annual BucCornEar Festival

Dates: Saturday, June 18
Jackson Township Fire Department
Free event for families to celebrate pirates and fire prevention with popcorn, games, prizes, and fun!

Hard Truth Fest

Dates: Saturday, July 2
Hard Truth Hills
Gather your friends at Hard Truth Hills for an all-day outdoor live music lineup on the terrae with Big Woods food items, Quaff ON craft beers and Hard Truth spirits. More details to come soon!

Hippy Hill Fest

Dates: July 28 – 30
Bill Monroe’s Music Park & Campground
3 days of music from the 1960s, where it moved towards an electric, psychedelic version of rock, reflecting the off-beat, psychedelic characteristics of the counterculture itself.

11th Annual Fingerstyle Guitar Festival

Dates: July 29 – 30
Brown County Playhouse
Up to 40 of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world compete for prize guitars and a chance to perform at the Saturday Evening Concert.

Brown County Community Bike Fest

Dates: Saturday, August 27
Brown County Barn Burner / Brown County Bikes
A community-wide event with fun programs and activities focused on encouraging more people to get on bikes. Suitable for all ages and skill levels.

ChamberFest Brown County

Dates: August 14 – 20
Various locations throughout Brown County
A festival of interdisciplinary events featuring contrasting styles of music and world-class performers, hosted by RiverSong Music.

Southern Indiana Blues Festival

Dates: August 25 – 27
Bill Monroe’s Music Park & Campground
Prepare for continuous live blues music, jam sessions and amazing workshops from your favorite artists.

Fall & Winter Festivals

Annual Art Colony Weekend

Dates: September 9 – 11
Brown County Art Guild and T.C. Steele State Historic Site
Experience a weekend of events celebrating the rich history and continuing artistic presence of Brown County, along with Saturday’s Great Outdoor Art Contest.

Uncle Pen Fest

Dates: September 21 – 24
Bill Monroe’s Music Park & Campground
4 days of different styles of bluegrass music, workshops, jams and a gathering of friends and campers.


Dates: Saturday, September 24
Big Woods Pizza
Join the Big woods Pizza Co. crew in downtown Nashville for this annual 21+ “Rally in the Alley” with Quaff ON craft beer, Hard Truth spirits and live music all evening.

Brown County Epic

Dates: October 7 – 9
Brown County State Park
Experience the best mountain biking in the Midwest at the Big Woods Brown County Epic Mountain Bike Festival with tons of flowing single track during prime Autumn Season.

Brown County ChristKindl market

Dates: December 2 – 4
Coachlight Square, 211 South Van Buren Street, Nashville, IN 47448
A traditional European holiday market filled with artisan gifts, live entertainment and Christmas spirit. 

So, which festivals will We be seeing you at this 2022 season?!

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