Apache Tactical: The New Kids on the Block

It doesn’t take long for word to travel in Nashville, so when Apache Tactical opened its doors for business it was no time at all before I heard about it at the CVB. When a new business comes to town there’s always a buzz around here…what will they sell, when will they be opened, who owns the place? Rather than jumping on the bandwagon of wonderers, I decided to make my way over to East Main Street and check it out myself.

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Stepping into the Artist’s World on the Back Roads of Brown County

How often do you get a chance to see the inside of an artist’s studio? After all, that’s where the magic is made. We are all so used to seeing an end product and admiring it’s completed design that we often overlook the beauty in how it’s created.

When I heard about the concept of the Back Roads Studio Tour, I was intrigued. It’s not often that you get to step into an artist’s world and see them at work or see where their inspiration may come from, but the Back Roads Studio Tour provides the opportunity to do just that. This unique art experience not only allows for a firsthand look at how the art that this area is famous for is created, but it also is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of the county.

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Getting a “Taste” for the Taste

Exploring The Best Brown County Has To Offer
One Sample At A

This is day two of my two day adventure in Brown County. Read about day one, the Downtown GetDown, here!

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Feeling well-rested and ready for another day of fun, I met up with Brooke at the CVB. Before conquering more scrumptious food samples and entertainment at the Taste, we decided to check out talented local artists on the spring edition of the Back Roads Studio Tours. With nearly 20 participating artists, it was clearly more than we could do in a day, but we took advantage of this unique opportunity to see Brown County’s artists at work in their home studios while we could. While we only managed to check out Rosey Bolte’s The Uncommon Gourd, Cheri and Dallas Platter’s Faerie Hollow Studio, and Bradley Cox’s Cox Creek Mill, it was definitely an experience I will remember. The creative genius and skills that these local artists possess is truly amazing. From jewelry to metalwork, there was something for everyone to enjoy. Plus the Back Roads Studio Tours is a great way to explore the county and discover new places that maybe you never knew existed. I will definitely try to make it to the Fall Studio Tours in October!

After a full morning of art and beautiful scenery, we headed back to the Village to check out the Taste.Bounce House in the Kid Zone It was apparent there was something exciting going on as the streets were teeming with people. We didn’t delay, hitting the pavement with our Taste tickets in hand. Before sampling any tasty treats, I couldn’t help wondering down to the kid zone to check out the petting zoo, bounce house, and inflatable obstacle course. One thing’s for sure, the kids were definitely not bored! Continue reading

Gettin’ Down in the County of Brown

When an opportunity came up to work with the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau, I knew it was too good to pass up. Despite being a current resident of Indianapolis, I grew up in a small town nestled in the hills of Western Kentucky. So for me, every time I visit Brown County, it feels like I’m coming home in a way. Escaping the busy hustle and bustle of the big city for some time in the charming, quaint town of Nashville is always appealing, which is exactly why I jumped on the opportunity to work with the CVB.

There’s never a shortage hearty food, lively entertainment, and one-of-a-kind art in this little town of festivals so I knew I was going to have some exciting times ahead. First up on the agenda…the seventh annual Taste of Brown County. As I learned more about the event, sponsored by none other than the CVB, my excitement grew. Food, drinks, music, art…what was not to love? All of the things that make Brown County and the Village of Nashville unique were going to be combined into one weekend!

Now it’s time to Get Down in Brown County!


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