Saturday, May 9, 2009

Spring Blossom Arts Festival, Brown County, Indiana

The Brown County "Spring Blossom Arts Festival" -- May 8 through May 10, 2009 -- featured handcrafted pottery, stained glass, metal work, paintings, "name art," bottle-art, painted furniture, gourd dolls, gourd birds, baskets, clocks, jewelry, wood bowls, and more! Definitely something for everyone! And many of the artists provided demonstrations of their crafts.

If you didn't make it to the Arts Festival on Saturday, hopefully you can enjoy the Festival on Sunday -- and celebrate Mother's Day in Nashville, Indiana, at the same time!

Here's a picture of some of the artists' booths, plus an artist creating personalized "name art."

Friday, May 8, 2009

Nashville Store Hours in Brown County

We hear from many people who want to know the store hours in Brown County and Nashville, Indiana.

From Spring through Fall, most stores are open daily from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. Some shops open at 11 a.m. and close around 5 p.m. But, like most stores here, they often stay open later, when many visitors are in town.

If there's a special shop you're wanting to visit, you might call ahead to check their hours for the day you'll be in town. (If you can't locate their phone number, just e-mail us, and we'll find it for you.)

Restaurants in Nashville and Brown County usually stay open through the evening hours. Some of the restaurants serve breakfast and lunch, while others serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, such as the Artists Colony Inn and the Hobnob Corner Restaurant. Some stay open until 9 or 10 p.m., such as the Holy Cow Steakhouse & Grill and the Harvest Moon Pizzeria.

Coffee shops, such as Common Grounds, Daily Grind, and Muddy Boots, open around 8 a.m. Some of these serve pastries, espresso drinks, and teas, as well as coffee. Others serve breakfast and lunch, too. And some stay open until 8 or 9 p.m., while providing live music for your listening pleasure.

As with the stores, you might want to call your favorite restaurant, cafe, or coffee shop to check their hours. Again, if you need help finding a local number, simply e-mail us at We're always happy to help!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Spring Blossom Parade, Nashville, Indiana

Brown County's Spring Blossom Parade entertained hundreds along the streets of Nashville on Saturday, May 2. Bands, musicians, pioneers, antique vehicles, floats, horses, the Shriners, and more thrilled the crowds!

The shops and restaurants enjoyed the large crowds, as well. It was a perfectly beautiful Spring day for a Spring Blossom Parade!

For more photos of Nashville and Brown County, visit

Friday, May 1, 2009

Nashville, Indiana, Shops and Studios

The shops and studios of Nashville, Indiana, in the heart of beautiful Brown County, are once again welcoming visitors from near and far.

Storefronts are cheery, flags and ornaments are waving in the breezes, and redbuds, dogwoods, pansies, and petunias paint lovely colors throughout the charming streets.

On today's trip through Nashville, we saw displays of Brown County arts and crafts, pottery, spinning pinwheels, glassware, garden decor, antiques, leaf spirits, quilts, wind chimes, handcrafted novelties, vintage wares, paintings -- plus a log jail, an antique tractor, a horse-drawn carriage, and a mining company!

Families wearing smiles were perched on benches throughout the town, enjoying ice cream cones, sandwiches, cool drinks, and the lovely views.

Yes, Nashville is once again in full bloom! Visit our site,, and remember to e-mail us with any questions you might have. We can help locate that special item you saw in Nashville, connect you with shops and studios, or provide information on local restaurants, store hours, or parking information!

Happy browsing and shopping!