Inaugural Spring Blossom Festival, Nashville #Indiana, May 1-2, 2015
By Aubrey Sitzman
On behalf of the Spring Blossom Festival
On May 1-2, 2015, the Brown County Democrat will sponsor the inaugural Spring Blossom Festival in Nashville, Indiana.
This year’s festival will give a nod to the movie trilogy “Back to the Future,” where a Delorean time machine visited the years 1985-1955, 1985-2015, and finally 1985-1885. The Festival will salute all of the years featured in the movies through several events and activities that will be fun for the whole family.
Highlighting the Spring Blossom Festival will be Saturday’s Brown County Lions Club Spring Blossom Parade. An annual event that involves the entire community, the parade will feature a Delorean or two, along with cars from the 1950s, 1980s and from 2015.
To salute 1885, a group of cowboy reenactors also will be in the parade and will perform a “cowboy shoot” in period costumes.
Kicking off the Brown County Democrat’s Spring Blossom Festival on Friday, May 1 will be a showing of the original “Back to the Future” movie at the Brown County Playhouse in downtown Nashville at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 plus a canned food donation, which will be given to local food banks. Costumes are encouraged, with contests and prizes offered. A replica of the courthouse clock from the movie also will be available for photo opportunities.
In addition to the parade, on Saturday, May 2, car shows will be staged around the community, featuring classics and antiques from the 1950s, 1980s and beyond.
The Brown County Rotary Club will sponsor annual kids’ games on Main Street (between Van Buren and Jefferson streets) immediately following the parade and the Brown County Salvation Army will host a kids’ street fair after the parade as well. Participation in the kids’ games and street fair is free.
Saturday evening will feature an open dance at the Season’s Lodge Conference Center beginning at 6 p.m. The theme of the dance will be “Enchantment Under the Sea,” similar to the high school dance that takes place in “Back to the Future.”
Dancers will be able to enjoy music from the 1950s, 1980s and beyond and are encouraged to come in costume. 1950s, 1980s, or cowboy outfits, as well as “Back to the Future” movie characters, are welcome!
Prizes will be presented to various contest winners at the dance and 106.1 The River is scheduled to do a live remote broadcast. Admission to the dance is $5 plus a canned food donation, which will be given to local food banks.
With so many exciting activities and family-friendly events, the inaugural Spring Blossom Festival is guaranteed to be a good time for all.
For more information, contact Larry Hanson with the Brown County Democrat at 317-418-7771 or email email@example.com. To register in the Brown County Lions Club Spring Blossom Parade, go to http://eclubhouse.org/sites/browncounty.