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Whether it’s been a couple of months since your last visit or more like a few years, there’s always something new and exciting happening in Brown County! Between a handful of new shops and entertainment hot spots to fresh overnight accommodations and places to eat, there are some newcomers on the Nashville scene that are definitely worth checking out.

Here’s the inside scoop on Brown County’s recent additions:

Chocolate Moose
Since 1933, the Chocolate Moose has been serving up frozen favorites in Bloomington and now it’s made its debut in Brown County! Cup, cone, shake, or stir-in, you’re sure to love their scrumptious homemade ice cream. Enjoy classic vanilla or strawberry with all your favorite sauces and toppings or try something a little different like sweet cinnamon, lemon custard, or grasshopper (the perfect mint/oreo combo). Regardless of which kind you choose, you can’t go wrong with the Moose! They even have vegan ice cream options too!

Aside from their oh-so-sweet treats, the Chocolate Moose also offers sandwiches and Brown County coffee. Dig in to their tasty BBQ pulled pork sandwich or their gooey hot ham and cheese. If you choose not to wash down your meal with a shake, grab some coffee instead. Brown County coffee is the best (or so we think at least)! No matter what you’re needing…a jolt of energy, a sugary surprise, or a quick meal, the Chocolate Moose has got you covered!
Store Information:
278 South Van Buren Street, Nashville, Indiana 47448
812.200.3101 /
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Indiana RedBarn Jamboree
If you’re looking for a night of fun, look no further than the Indiana RedBarn Jamboree, Brown County’s newest music venue! Offering its own unique spin on live entertainment, the RedBarn is 100% original, delighting its guests with top-notch performers and a down-home, rustic charm that you just won’t find anywhere else. Hosting one-of-a-kind concerts nearly three nights each week, the Indiana RedBarn is a hit, with a full schedule of performances lined-up through the fall.

Not your typical concert venue, you’ll be so close to the musicians you could reach out and touch them…or at least have a chat. Plus, all of the seats face the stage so all eyes and ears are on the main event. You’re even allowed to bring your own beverages (alcohol included) and camping onsite is an option too!  Giving off a laid-back vibe while still offering high-quality shows, no wonder the Indiana RedBarn Jamboree is our new favorite entertainment hot spot!
Venue Information:
71 Parkview Road, Nashville, IN, 47448
812.340.5761 /
Thursday: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
*see Facebook page for complete schedule of performances

Salt Creek Winery – Tasting Room & Loft
Treat your taste buds to the wonderful world of wine at the Salt Creek Winery tasting room located in the heart of the Village! From all the classics like mouthwatering Merlot and refreshing Riesling to more unconventional fruit flavors such as Red Raspberry, Blueberry, and Red Currant, you’re guaranteed to love Salt Creek Winery’s world-class wine selection. Stop in for a tasting and enjoy Salt Creek’s scrumptious spirits. Using the finest ingredients, these quality wines are minimally processed for the best and most natural fruit flavor you’ll find. Be sure to ask about their award winners while you’re there!

Salt Creek Winery also has a rental loft where you can stay overnight right above the tasting room! A cozy place to rest your head, the loft is in a prime spot to enjoy all that downtown has to offer. Within walking distance of everything, the loft sleeps up to four and is the perfect place to stay and play. Plus, let’s face it…Salt Creek’s delicious wines are only a sip and a step away!
Tasting Room/Loft Information:
26 North Honeysuckle Lane, Nashville, IN, 47448
812.525.0863 /
Thursday-Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*loft rental available all days; based on occupancy

The Old Barn
Known for its beautiful wooded scenery and rustic atmosphere, Brown County is home to many hidden gems waiting to be discovered. The Old Barn is one of them! A new venue that’s perfect for celebrating a wedding or private party, The Old Barn is nestled off the backroads, secluded and magical. Built in the late 1800’s, The Old Barn has been recently restored, transforming it into a unique and charming venue that is ideal for really any special event. Its traditional barn appeal, spacious interior, and abounding outdoor space is sure to lure you in!

The Big Easy Log Cabin also is located on the property. Cozy, private, and newly renovated, this four bedroom cabin is a great place to escape and relax. Book The Old Barn and stay at the Big Easy…it’s a win-win situation! The Old Barn even has a wedding package to help brides make sure their big day goes off without a hitch.
A hidden treasure and true taste of Brown County, keep The Old Barn in mind when your next special event is coming up!
Venue Information:
316 Hoover Road, Nashville, IN, 47448
*Tours by appointment only