Spring in Brown County 2010
Arts, Nature, Adventure

Brown County celebrates spring with events and activities by the artisans, musicians, and Mother Nature.

The Spring Blossom Passport promotion begins March 19 and continues through Mother’s Day, May 9. The free passport offers the chance to win gift certificates from participating businesses and a grand prize of $500 cash, and a Brown County weekend. Each time a purchase is made the passport is stamped in the amount of the purchase. There is no limit to the number of passports that can be completed and turned in, increasing the chances of winning. Passports are available online at <www.springinbrowncounty.com>, in the Visitors Center at Main and Van Buren Streets in Nashville, and at participating businesses (including lodging properties).
The annual Artful Dining Gala opens the spring season of events on Saturday, March 20 at Salt Creek Golf Retreat. On Sunday, March 21, Mother’s Cupboard’s annual Soup Bowl benefit at the Seasons offers restaurants the opportunity to make gourmet soups served in handmade pottery bowls. Admission and live auction help to raise funds for a great cause.

The Taste of Brown County, Story’s Indiana Wine Fair and the Wildflower Foray at T.C. Steele State Historic Site provides fun during the fourth weekend in April. Brown County’s finest restaurants, candy stores, and snack shops offer samples of their specialty dishes Friday and Saturday. Free shuttle buses run from the Indiana Wine Fair to the Village of Nashville on Saturday. The Wildflower Foray, held all weekend, focuses on wildflower census in a variety of settings. Hikes vary in length and difficulty. Advance tickets for the Wine Fair and Taste can be purchased at the Visitors Center.

May 1, join in the annual Spring Blossom Parade as floats, bands, and organizations make their way through town. Stop by the Traditional Arts Center to watch the annual Shearing of the Alpacas, or learn how to hunt, cook and savor the unique delicacies of the morel mushrooms at the Morel Mushroom Festival at Brown County State Park.
Treat Mom to a special weekend in Brown County. Mother’s Day weekend celebrates the historical Art Colony of the Midwest during the 3rd Annual Spring Blossom Arts Festival. Over 65 Brown County and regional artists will proudly display their talent and various works of art throughout the Village of Nashville. Spend the day Saturday at T.C. Steele’s historic site Garden Gala and Plant Sale. There will be workshops, demonstrations, food, plants, and other garden items for sale.

Complete details about all Spring events, activities, and happenings in Brown County can be found by visiting <www.springinbrowncounty.com> or calling the Visitors Center at (800) 753-3255.