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Cozy Rainy Day Bliss in Brown County

Cozy Rainy Day Bliss in Brown County

Welcome to Brown County, where even the rain brings a sense of tranquility and rejuvenation. As a local resident, I've come to cherish the simple pleasures that this quaint town has to offer, especially on a rainy Saturday morning like today. As the gentle rain taps...

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How to Choose Your Wedding Date in Brown County

How to Choose Your Wedding Date in Brown County

Congratulations, you’re engaged!  What an exciting time! We also know wedding planning can be overwhelming, so where do you start? By choosing your wedding date in Brown County, Indiana! It’s typically the first big decision you need to make before you can start...

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Safety is Our Priority While Fear is Not!

Safety is Our Priority While Fear is Not!

What is an Eclipse? A total solar eclipse occurs when the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun form a straight line, resulting in the Moon completely blocking the Sun and casting a shadow on the Earth. The next total solar eclipse with a path of totality to cross Indiana will...

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Brown County, Indiana: Inspiration Is in the Trees

Brown County, Indiana: Inspiration Is in the Trees

In our modern lives, an escape to nature can inspire any person.And for an artist, an escape to nature can inspire them to create. As an artist who lives just a little over an hour’s drive away in Indianapolis, Brown County offers me and my family an escape to nature...

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Hello, Brown County Summer Concert Season!

Hello, Brown County Summer Concert Season!

When you think about Indiana’s ultimate summer concert destination, one place comes to mind: Brown County. We’ve all been there: Our favorite band is on stage. The energy is electric. The crowd is roaring. The sun is shining, and the beer is flowing. It’s the kind of...

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Paddling Tips for Beginners

Paddling Tips for Beginners

Brown County is the perfect spot to start paddling! Whether it’s a kayak or a paddle board we’ve put together a few tips to give beginners the push they need to start paddling to success!   Kayaking for Beginners Tips     1. Make sure you have the right gear Not only...

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7 Elegant Ideas for a Gorgeous Rustic Chic Wedding

7 Elegant Ideas for a Gorgeous Rustic Chic Wedding

Have you downloaded your FREE Wedding Guide yet? It’s the perfect way to explore venues, vendors, and more in Brown County, Indiana! In Part 1 of our 3-part Rustic Chic Wedding Blog Series, we shared 4 reasons why Brown County is the ideal location to say “I do.” And...

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Nancy Noel: Indiana Artist, Pioneer, Superstar

Nancy Noel: Indiana Artist, Pioneer, Superstar

Exhibition and Sale; August 27 - September 25 The Brown County Art Gallery is proud to present a major exhibition of work by Hoosier Legendry Artist Nancy Noel in conjunction with her family. Nancy Noel rose to fame in the 1990s with her compelling paintings featuring...

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ChamberFest Brown County Meet the Artists!

ChamberFest Brown County Meet the Artists!

ChamberFest Brown County is seven days of classical music concerts and events held in various venues in Nashville, Indiana from August 14-20, 2022. Below are some of the artists on this years roster! David Belkovski, Harpsichord Born in Skopje, Macedonia, David...

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New Businesses Alert!

New Businesses Alert!

Brown County, Indiana is home to hundreds of unique businesses. From shopping, to lodging, to restaurants, and adventure there is something for everyone! Here you'll find a few new businesses we are welcoming to Brown County. Sora Binti Boutique Sora Binti is a small...

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The Most Important Meal of the Day Just got Better

The Most Important Meal of the Day Just got Better

You know what they say… breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Lucky for us, Brown County isn’t short on places to satisfy your morning cravings and help get your day started on the right foot! First, we have some exciting updates to a Brown County breakfast...

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After a day of paddling head to town for some R&R

After a day of paddling head to town for some R&R

So… you’ve taken advantage of paddling in Brown County. Now what? Luckily Brown County is not just known for the beautiful scenery but also for its great food scene, craft drinks, and shops! Read below for an overview of what you can find in Brown County after a day...

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Brown County’s 2022 Festival Lineup

Brown County’s 2022 Festival Lineup

  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...

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Kid-Approved Brown County Fun

Kid-Approved Brown County Fun

With our endless outdoor adventure, always busy event calendar, treat-filled downtown Village, and our cozy cabins and inns, Brown County is a great place to spend some time with the kiddos! And, we’re most likely only a short drive away from you! Check out these fun,...

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Let’s Talk Lodging: Family Friendly Favorites

Let’s Talk Lodging: Family Friendly Favorites

  Planning a vacation for the whole family to enjoy is exciting, but can be a bit daunting with so many accommodations to choose from! To help in the search of finding the right place to stay, we’ve narrowed down some top picks for family friendly lodging spots in...

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Exotic Indiana: Mountain Biking Guest Blog

Exotic Indiana: Mountain Biking Guest Blog

We love it when people visit Brown County and enjoy it so much they decide to write about it! Check out this guest blog post on Brown County mountain biking from author & adventure traveler, Laura Holmes.     Guest blog post & photography by Laura Holmes, July...

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Fall Getaway Guide

Fall Getaway Guide

The Inside Scoop on Brown County's Favorite Season If you're like us, you can't wait for fall! Colorful leaves, cool air, apple cider, bonfires, pumpkin everything...there's no better place to enjoy all these things and so much more than in Brown County! After all,...

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Cheers to Patio Season!

Cheers to Patio Season!

Patio season is officially upon us! We can't get enough of this warmer weather. With the sunshine, fresh air, and blooming flowers, it's high time to hit the patio! Whether you're digging into a full-blown meal, sharing some appetizers, or simply kicking back with a...

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Family Friendly Places to Stay in Brown County

Family Friendly Places to Stay in Brown County

  Planning a vacation for the whole family to enjoy is exciting, but can be a bit daunting with so many accommodations to choose from! To help in the search of finding the right place to stay, we've narrowed down some top picks for family friendly lodging spots in...

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Hiking in the Hills: Top Kid-Friendly Hikes

Hiking in the Hills: Top Kid-Friendly Hikes

Lace up those hiking boots and hit the trails…it’s time to go on a trek in Brown County! With the largest state park in Indiana, a state forest, part of a national forest, and several nature preserves, your hiking options are endless! So how do you decide where to go?...

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Hiking in the Hills: Long & Difficult Hikes

Hiking in the Hills: Long & Difficult Hikes

It’s time for another Hiking in the Hills post! This go-round we’re talking some of Brown County’s toughest hikes. And by tough, we mean either decently long in length or those earning a “rugged” trail rating (a.k.a. hilly, rooty, rocky terrain). From the steep cliffs...

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Hiking in the Hills: Instagram-Worthy Hikes

Hiking in the Hills: Instagram-Worthy Hikes

A picture is worth a thousand words…or in this case, a thousand steps! From the streets of the downtown Village to vast vistas in the State Park, Brown County is a pretty picturesque place. So, get that phone ready and get in on the action! Here’s a list of our top...

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Celebrate Mom the Brown County Way!

Celebrate Mom the Brown County Way!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! What are you doing this year to show your mom how special she is? With shopping, art, outdoor adventure, live music, good food, great drinks, and so much more, here are just a few Brown County ways to make this Mother's Day one...

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Spring Break Season in Brown County!

Spring Break Season in Brown County!

The long-awaited Spring season is finally here, and odds are that we can all agree on one thing: It's time for a break! If you're considering last-minute Spring Break plans, Brown County, Indiana is the perfect family-friendly Midwest destination offering a little...

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Brown County State Park Added to National Register

Brown County State Park Added to National Register

Guest Blog from Indiana DNR Press Release Brown County State Park’s recent addition to the National Register of Historic Places makes it the state’s largest historic district. Listing as a historic district recognizes an area that has a high degree of historical...

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McCabe’s Irish Whiskey

McCabe’s Irish Whiskey

“It’s a delightful Irish whiskey that I’m sure will please people. It’s a nod to my Irish roots and my love for the Irish-American story. I think my dad, Tom McCabe, would like it if he was still around — he’d certainly be pleased to have our family’s name on it.”

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The Fall Flavors of Brown County

The Fall Flavors of Brown County

Fall may not only be Brown County’s prettiest season…but our tastiest too! From apple cider slushies and pumpkin spice fudge to caramel pecan apple butter and toasted marshmallow popcorn, our delicious fall flavors are sure to hit the spot. After all, no trip to Brown...

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Scenic Fall Drives

Scenic Fall Drives

If you're looking for a change of pace this fall and want to get in some prime leaf peeping (and a little off the beaten path adventure), check out these scenic drives! That's right, here are some great ways to enjoy Brown County's bold colors, while bypassing the...

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Mysterious Hills Winter Hike Series

Mysterious Hills Winter Hike Series

8 Hikes, 4 Months, 1 Fun-Filled Winter Got a case of cabin fever? Beat it with some outdoor fun in Brown County. Pile on the layers and hit the hills to break up the boringness of winter this year. Feel the brisk air in your lungs. Hear the crunch of snow under your...

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Brown County Holiday Gift Guide

Brown County Holiday Gift Guide

With over 150 shops, boutiques, restaurants, wineries, confectioners, art co-ops, and more, Brown County is the perfect place to conquer your Christmas shopping! Not only will you score one-of-a-kind items that you won’t find anywhere else, but you’ll also avoid the...

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Brown County’s Holly Jolly Holiday Season is Here!

Brown County’s Holly Jolly Holiday Season is Here!

It’s that time…the holly jolly holiday season is upon us! Magical, memorable, and oh-so-festive, there’s nothing quite like the holidays in Brown County. After all, around here holiday cheer comes naturally. With plenty of fun holiday events, unique shopping, and...

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Brown County Alley Shops: More Than Meets the Eye

Brown County Alley Shops: More Than Meets the Eye

Typically, it's not very nice to tell someone to "get lost" ...but, we're doing it anyways! That's right, it's high time you ditch the map and simply get lost in Brown County. After all, it's when you least expect it that you find something great! This time, we're not...

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Best Mountain Biking in the Midwest…and Beyond!

Best Mountain Biking in the Midwest…and Beyond!

Calling all mountain bikers! Whether you're a seasoned veteran to the sport or just starting out, it's high time you come shred with us. Why? Because biking in Brown County is simply the best! When you think of mountain biking, you may not think of the...

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What’s New in Nashville!

What’s New in Nashville!

FINDS Funky Resale FINDS Funky Resale Filled with vintage, upcycled, repurposed, and handmade items, you won’t find anything new in this store…only gently loved and genuinely unique goods to fit your life! With the help of local artisans, FINDS features pieces you...

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Father’s Day in Brown County

Father’s Day in Brown County

Brown County isn't just for the ladies! Treat Dad this Father's Day and plan a visit to Brown County. We've gathered up some fun Father's Day activities, gift ideas, and eateries for Dad's special day! Do Something Together! Take a hike! Or a bike ride. Or a paddle....

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Dog-Friendly Brown County

Dog-Friendly Brown County

Whether you've got yourself a spunky little pupper or a good ol' doggo, Brown County is a great place to bring your four-legged friend! With plenty of sidewalks for strolling, trails for discovering, treats for eating, and pets from friendly strangers, a visit to...

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March Just Got a Whole Lot Sweeter…Maple Syrup Style

March Just Got a Whole Lot Sweeter…Maple Syrup Style

Maple mania has struck in Brown County again! Instead of March Madness, we celebrate a little something called Maple Madness around here. That’s right…we’re talking about sticky, sweet, and oh-so-delicious maple syrup! Why is maple syrup important to Brown County?...

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New Eats, New Suites at the Cornerstone Inn

New Eats, New Suites at the Cornerstone Inn

Pan seared salmon with dill cream sauce, ooey gooey vegetable grilled cheese sandwich, savory bacon and egg cheddar cheese burger, fancy frittatas and waffles…sounds pretty delicious, doesn’t it? You can get all these mouthwatering meals and more at Emma’s Cafe, Brown...

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Celebrate All Things Art During Art Colony Weekend!

Celebrate All Things Art During Art Colony Weekend!

Did you know that Brown County is one of America’s original art colonies? Did you know it’s also home to one of the oldest art galleries in the nation? That’s right, around here art is more than just something to admire, it’s a way of life…and it always has been!...

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Discover Brown County’s Newest Gems

Discover Brown County’s Newest Gems

There’s no better time to visit Brown County than now! Besides our beautiful autumn leaves and festive fall fun, Brown County’s buzzing with exciting new things. New shops, new places to eat, new activities, new cool spots to see, and more! Since the last time you’ve...

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Fall To-Do List

Fall To-Do List

October is here! Hopefully you’re planning a trip to Brown County this month. After all, it doesn’t get much more “fall” than a visit to one of the brightest, boldest, leafiest places around! Besides admiring Brown County’s famous fall foliage, there are plenty of...

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The Seasons Lodge: A Complete Brown County Retreat

The Seasons Lodge: A Complete Brown County Retreat

There’s no doubt about it…The Seasons Lodge has a lot going on! Besides being one of the largest lodging properties in Brown County, Seasons has everything you need for a memorable stay all in one location! Add in their special dinners, buffets, overnight packages,...

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Art History 101: Brown County Edition

Art History 101: Brown County Edition

Did you know that Brown County is one of America’s original art colonies? Did you know it’s also home to one of the oldest art galleries in the country? That’s right, around here art is more than just something to admire, it’s a way of life…and it always has been!...

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Hidden Valley Inn: Your Home Away from Home

Hidden Valley Inn: Your Home Away from Home

Whether it’s quick getaway or an extended stay, the Hidden Valley Inn is your home away from home. Welcoming and well-kept, Hidden Valley is beyond comfortable, it’s down-right cozy! Located on the north end of the Village, the Hidden Valley Inn is just a minute’s...

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Salt Creek Golf Retreat: A Superb Spot to Stay and Play

Salt Creek Golf Retreat: A Superb Spot to Stay and Play

It’s not every day that you find a great place to play golf with an even better place to stay the night! Well at Salt Creek Golf Retreat you can do both. With one of Indiana’s best and most unique golf courses as well as comfy condo-style lodging, Salt Creek can’t be...

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Adventurewood Log Cabin: Luxury Lodging at its Finest

Adventurewood Log Cabin: Luxury Lodging at its Finest

Your luxurious retreat awaits at Adventurewood Log Cabin! From its gorgeous wrap around decks and lodge-like feel to its private hot tub, jacuzzi, and two relaxing fireplaces, Adventurewood is a far cry from the “primitive” log cabin you might expect to find. Instead...

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Rawhide Ranch: A Hidden Haven in the Hills

Rawhide Ranch: A Hidden Haven in the Hills

Tucked away off State Road 135 South less than five miles from the Village is a place called Rawhide Ranch. Driving along the twisty State Road, you’d never know that just up the paved driveway, beyond the trees is an over 50-acre haven for relaxation, reconnection,...

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Need Spring Break Plans? Brown County’s the Spot!

Need Spring Break Plans? Brown County’s the Spot!

It’s official, it’s spring! Instead of hitting the beach or spending hours stuck in the car, spend your Spring Break in Brown County this year! That’s right, no matter what direction you’re coming from, we’re only a short drive away. Plus, with endless outdoor...

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Brown County Inn: A Nashville Classic Re-Invented

Brown County Inn: A Nashville Classic Re-Invented

A one stop shop for everything you may want or need, the Brown County Inn has got it all! From newly remodeled rooms and beautiful walkable gardens to a pool, outdoor activities, and full service restaurant, the Brown County Inn is more than just an lodging...

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The Seasons Lodge: A Complete Brown County Retreat

The Seasons Lodge: A Great Spot to Gather Since 1970

Come one, come all, come big, come small…The Seasons Lodge is perfect for any occasion whether it’s a cozy weekend for two, a family get-together, a large group meeting, or even a wedding. After more than four decades of service and countless guests later, The Seasons...

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Q & A with a Magician

Q & A with a Magician

Rich Hill Magic & Fun Emporium may be new in town, but this magician has been working his magic for years Brown County is definitely full of unique shops, unlike those you would find anywhere else. From homemade candy to handcrafted pottery, you can find just...

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Fall in Love with Fall in Brown County

Fall in Love with Fall in Brown County

Fall is a magical time of year in Brown County. The sights, sounds, and smells of the fall season are all around. From the vibrant colors of the leaves to the tantalizing scent of warm apple cider, Brown County is a great place to be during the autumn months. Every...

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Covered Bridges in Brown County

Covered Bridges in Brown County

The Indiana Covered Bridge Loop is 9 different covered bridges spread throughout 6 counties in Central Indiana. Brown County lucky to be home of two of the bridges in this loop. These two covered bridges are both beautiful and full of history. The Ramp Creek Covered...

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Fall To-Do List

Fall Tips from the CVB!

We've hit our busiest and best season of the year - Fall!  We wanted to help you out and give you some tips for the season that we all know and love. Make your reservations early – we can’t tell you how many phone calls we’ve gotten about finding available rooms. This...

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Nashville Fudge Kitchen

Nashville Fudge Kitchen

Friday.  Warm-ish weather.  Big weekend plans.  My mind was anywhere except in the office.  Either its winter and/or working in a fun little town like Nashville, but lately my mind goes right to food/candy/ice cream/goodies.  I thought I'd skip (ok not really skip,...

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