Foxfire Park Fall
Fine Arts Festival
October 19–20 and October 26–28, 2012
A new fine arts festival will take place in Nashville during Brown County’s two busiest weekends, October 19–20, and October 26–28. The venue is Foxfire Park, a two-acre property situated at the major intersection of Brown County’s state highways 46 and 135. The lot has been family-owned for the past 40 years and is currently being used for parking. Within walking distance of all of the village’s shops and restaurants, this location has prime visibility from visitors coming into town from the east, west, and north directions.
This chunk of land is the biggest open space within the downtown Nashville area that could be used for events. The owners agree that having an arts festival would fit with the town’s heritage of being the “Art Colony of the Midwest” and would be a logical step in creating a market setting for other events like community garage sales, auctions, or food and music festivals.
The plans for this year’s Foxfire Park Fall Fine Arts Festival is to start with about 50 to 60 artists on that third weekend in October, and 40 to 50 artists on the following weekend. The market will offer a selection from local and regional artists: pottery, photography, woodworking, glass work, metal work, and other media. Hopes are to expand in future years to a capacity of 185 booths.
Andrew Tilton, the event coordinator for the arts festival, is using several websites and listing services to attract artists in addition to personal invitations and flyers. Artists will be juried into the show. The official deadline for applications will have passed by the time this article is published, but Andrew expects the deadline to be extended into the middle of September to accommodate late entries. Any artist that is interested can contact Andrew at (812) 720-1141, through e-mail at
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This year’s festival will include a beer and wine garden area hosted by Big Woods Brewery, and barbeque from the same folks that make the famous Gnaw Bone tenderloins. Local area bands will provide acoustic music during the event.
Admission for the festival is $3.00 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 to 6 p.m.
For more information visit the website