Fourth Annual Taste of Brown County Features Fun and Fare from Locally-Owned Businesses
NASHVILLE, IN (April 21, 2011) – During the last weekend in April, the quaint, historic Village of Nashville in the heart of Brown County will offer even more excitement than usual, with the delicious food and live entertainment of the 4th Annual Taste of Brown County. Local restaurants, snack shops, coffee cafes and wineries will offer a variety of specialty dishes on Friday, April 29 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 from 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. The Taste is sponsored by Hotel Nashville, Brown County IGA, First Financial Bank, Our Brown County, Eden Outfitters, and the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Live entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday with Bloomington, Indiana’s The Steven Thomas Band providing rock music. Local favorite The White Lightning Boys will round out the evening’s entertainment with their all-string Bluegrass tunes from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, Leon Chance & Last Chance Band will play country music from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Singer and songwriter Jenn Cristy will wow listeners will her old school rock n’ roll style with contemporary flair from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
“Year-round, Brown County offers a unique sensory experience found nowhere else,” said Jane Ellis, Executive Director of the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The Taste of Brown County allows visitors to sample the culinary artistry of our local restaurateurs, while enjoying free entertainment from local and regional musicians, perusing the art and goods of our local artisans and businesses, and celebrating the beauty and adventure of the spring season.”
New to this year’s festival is special recognition for several of the businesses who participate in the Taste of Brown County. The restaurant with the best decorated booth/business will receive the Sampler’s Silver Platter award, judged and chosen by “The Sampler,” an anonymous writer and restaurant critic for Our Brown County. “The Sampler” will also determine the recipient of the Sampler’s Choice Award. Taste of Brown County attendees will get to participate in the judging fun by voting for their favorite restaurant to win the Most Likely to Come Back for Seconds Award.
Also new this year is the Server Competition, which takes place on Saturday afternoon. Nashville restaurants will take on each other in a three person relay race involving setting, serving and then breaking down a table in the fastest time.
Tasting tickets are $1.00 for one ticket, or $10 for 12 tickets, and can be purchased at the Brown County Visitors Center (10 North Van Buren Street, Nashville, IN 47448) or in Coachlight Square (222 South Van Buren Street). Event programs will also be available at these locations. Musical entertainment is free of charge.
Businesses taking part in the Taste of Brown County include: Artists Colony Inn and Restaurant, Big Woods Brewing Company, Brown County Winery, C&D Catering, Candy Dish, Inc, Carmel Corn Cottage, Chateau Thomas Winery, Common Grounds Coffee Bar, Harvest Moon Pizzeria, Harvest Preserve, Hob Nob Corner Restaurant, Holy Cow! Steakhouse and Grill, Ice Cream Cottage, Jack and Jill Nut Shop, Kiss the Cook, Mike’s Dance Barn, Millers Ice Cream House, Muddy Boots Café, Nashville Candy Store, Nashville Fudge Kitchen, Old-Fashioned Bakery, Salt Creek Golf Retreat, “The Original” Soup to Nuts, The Candy Emporium, The Seasons Lodge, and Trolly’s Hot Dogs and BBQ.
For more information about Brown County events, tourist attractions and lodging accommodations, please visit the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau website at www.browncounty.com