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Hoosier Hops and Harvest Festival, Sept. 10, 2016

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The historic Story Inn in Brown County, Indiana.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Aubrey Sitzman
Brown County CVB

NASHVILLE, Ind., (September 2, 2016) – Local lagers, regional refreshments, area ales…there will be no shortage of spirits at the 7th annual Hoosier Hops & Harvest Festival on September 10, 2016.

Presented by the Story Inn, this event is a beer-lovers dream come true. Featuring libations from several craft and micro-breweries, Hoosier Hops & Harvest is an all-out attempt to wean the Hoosier palate from tried-and-true factory beers.

Taking place at the historic Story Inn, participating microbreweries will serve up samples of their best stouts, ales, pilsners, porters, and more. The Story Inn’s rural setting provides the perfect atmosphere for guests not only to soak up their suds, but also Brown County’s rustic beauty.

Live music and local food will complement unique regional brews, making Hoosier Hops & Harvest a one-of-a-kind experience unlike any other beer fest around.

Gates will open and the beer will begin to flow at 1 p.m. Two-ounce samples will be doled out by participating breweries until 6 p.m. Beer also will be available for purchase by the glass.

Live music also will be ongoing throughout the event, with performances by the Flatland Harmony Experiment and the Indiana Boys. Flatland Harmony Experiment, a three piece vocally-driven string band from Indianapolis, will take the stage at 1 p.m., dazzling fest-goers with their unique sound.

The Flatland Harmony Experiment will be followed by the Indiana Boys at 3:30 p.m. Kick back and relax to the acoustic instrumentation of these local musicians, who have mastered a blend of both Americana and bluegrass to create an innovative style that is all their own.

Tickets for Hoosier Hops & Harvest are $30 and may be purchased online through September 9 or at the gate. The cost for designated drivers is $10. Only adults 21 and over will be admitted to the festival; no outside food or drinks are allowed.

Great regional beers, live music, local food…what’s not to love! Savor the flavor at the 7th annual Hoosier Hops & Harvest, September 10, and experience a Brown County brew bash like none other.

For more information on Hoosier Hops & Harvest and to purchase tickets, please visit www.hoosierhopsandharvest.com or call 812-988-2273.

Bean Blossom Biker Fest, Sept. 6-11, 2016

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Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground, Bean Blossom, Indiana. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2009, all rights reserved.

By Aubrey Sitzman
Brown County CVB

NASHVILLE, Ind., (September 2, 2016) – Brown County’s rolling hills, scenic switchback roads, and smooth riding have long been a draw for motorcyclists.

One of the Midwest’s top destinations for bikers, Brown County provides the perfect atmosphere for two wheel exploring and experiencing the “freedom of the ride” at its best. From peaceful winding roads in the countryside to the quaint Village of Nashville, open roads await in Brown County, a true rider’s retreat.

This September Brown County welcomes all bikers, as the Bean Blossom BikerFest returns for a 14th year, September 6-11, 2016. Presented by Scootermania Productions, Inc., not only is BikerFest a great opportunity to test out the local terrain, it is also six full days of fun motorcycle mania.

Taking place at the historic Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom, this festival is far from ordinary. Nationally known as the largest bike event in the Midwest, BikerFest will feature daily live entertainment, a scavenger hunt ride, hilarious field events and Redneck Olympics, a beer garden with full bar, games and contests, on-site camping, and more. The festival will even include an Easyriders judged bike show, along with its famous Hoosier Honey’s Contest.

With plenty of things to do and bikes to admire, no wonder BikerFest has become a favorite among motorcycle patrons everywhere. Kicking off Tuesday, September 6, festivities will continue throughout late Saturday night into Sunday morning. Festival-goers can expect performances by a stellar line-up of musicians to complement ongoing games, such as corn hole, hillbilly golf, and other exciting field events.

Summertime, the Black and White Blues Band, Silverado, The Flying Toasters, Dr. Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio, Bionic Monks, Eliminator – the original ZZ Top tribute band, and The Farrell Webber Band are all slated to perform.

Additionally, the Ridge Runners Juke Joint will open daily beginning at 10 a.m., providing “music, fun, and friendship” for bikers. Offering a full service bar, games and activities, and daily karaoke, Ridge Runners is the go-to spot for a good time. Each day at Ridge Runners, a DJ also will spin tunes beginning at midnight for the late-night crowd.

Tickets for the Bean Blossom BikerFest range from $30 for Saturday single-day admission to $60 for full festival access. Tickets can be purchased online at ballsbiker.com/tickets.

Only adults 18 and over will be admitted to the festival, which will take place rain or shine. Ticket prices also include primitive tent camping on-site. Additional camping options are available through Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground.

From music and contests to a bike show and scavenger ride, the 14th annual Bean Blossom BikerFest is your ticket to biker bliss. Explore Brown County’s beautiful open roads and experience the largest bike event in the Midwest, September 6-11.

For more information on the Bean Blossom BikerFest, including tickets and a complete schedule of events, please visit ballsbiker.com or call 812-988-9151.