Brown County Music Celebration


Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.  Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.

Live concert with unique performances paying tribute to Brown County's rich musical heritage. Musicians are local professionals and the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented during the concert. Tickets may be purchased on the playhouse website.

Maple Syrup Festival

2015 National Maple Syrup Festival March 5-8
The National Maple Syrup Festival moves to Brown County, and March 5 – 8 will feature tree tapping, sap boiling, incredible foods and unique drinks using maple syrup as an ingredient.
 TIME: Thursday – Sunday (Times vary for activities & events)

ADMISSION: Varies, see website for more info
WHERE: Various locations in Brown County

PHONE: 812.988.7303


Christmas Town: Live Nativity and Garden of Lights

Be sure to visit the Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky between 5 – 8 p.m. 

on any weekend in December to enjoy the spectacular Christmas Town.

Free live nativity!  Live drama from the Magi!

Dazzling garden of lights! Zip line running over the 3-acre lake ($29)!

Christmas presentation featuring Ken Ham and Buddy Davis!

Tour the museum after 5 p.m. for only $5 on Christmas Town nights.

Warm Glow Christmas Open House

Christmas Open House at Warm Glow Candle Company in Centerville, IN, December 5-7, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

FREE photo with Santa – Live Holiday Music – Fantastic Sales – Book Signings – Local Crafts & Artisans

Gourmet Food Sampling – Wine Tasting

Visit with one of Santa's reindeer on Sunday, December 7th!

Redeem a 25% coupon here.

Brown County Christmas in Nashville Indiana

This year, make the holidays extra special for the entire family, by planning a trip to unique and magical Brown County for the official kick-off weekend for the holidays. Christmas in Brown County features a variety ofHorse Drawn Carraige old-fashioned delights. The quaint Village of Nashville twinkles with holiday lights. Festive songs fill the air from carolers decked out in Victorian costumes. Artisan galleries, craft studios, shops, and boutiques beckon shoppers. Old fashioned candies and homemade treats fill the air. Board the Little Nashville Express Train for a fun and free ride, and discover picturesque photo opportunities throughout town. Don’t forget to visit Santa and his elves at the Brown County Visitors Center Patio!

Lunch with Nature Series: Geology of Monroe Lake

Monday, October 27Fossils-of-once-living-creatures-in-rocks
Lunch with Nature Series: Geology of Monroe Lake at 11 a.m.
FREE, but registration is REQUIRED by  October 23; limited to 12 people.
Register online at
Program location: Paynetown Activity Center
Join us for our monthly Lunch with Nature Series! Bring a sac lunch to enjoy during the main presentation. Afterward there will be a short walk/hike that highlights the topic.
90 minutes
Our topic for October is the geology of Monroe Lake. We’ll “read” the geology story of our area’s past by interpreting the rocks and fossils found here. We’ll finish with a visit to Paynetown’s fossil dig pile.

Craft of the Day @ Lake Monroe Paynetown SRA

Sunday, October 26th-1
Craft of the Day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Program Location: Activity Center
Drop by this afternoon to make today’s featured craft and check out the Activity Center.

Ghostly Gathering at Paynetown SRA

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Bike Back in Time: A Guided Cycling Tour of Monroe Lake’s Cultural History

Start Date:  10/5/2014Old BikeL
Start Time:  10:00 AM
End Date:    10/5/2014
End Time:   4:00 PM
Event Description
Program fee is $20 per person; limited to 15 people, minimum age of 15.
Pre-registration required by October 1. Clickhere to sign up (make sure you include a contact phone number!) .
This tour is designed for people with intermediate to advanced cycling skills. The route is approx. 37 miles and includes frequent hills (average travel speed is expected to be about 13mph).
Participants must bring their own bike (suitable for the hilly terrain and distance), helmet (mandatory!), water, and a sack lunch. There is no SAG vehicle, so make sure you have a way to carry your own water/food.
The route includes bathroom stops and at least one location where you can refill water bottles.
Enjoy a scenic ride around Monroe Lake with stops to explore the area’s cultural history… you’ll learn about some of the families that once lived here, how the land came to be a reservoir, and what remnants still remain of those pre-reservoir days. Total trip length (including all stops) is approx. 6 hours.

Program Location: Meet at Paynetown SRA, in the parking lot behind the Monroe Lake Property Office (which is located right next to State Road 446).
Location Information:  Monroe Lake


Brown County Epic Mountain Bike Festival