Friday, July 12, 2019

Indiana: Brown County SP to celebrate Smokey’s 75th birthday

Brown County State Park will be having a 75th birthday party for Smokey Bear on July 20. Events will be at the state park Nature Center beginning at 10 a.m.

The day will start with a coloring contest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a Tree Trek at 11 a.m., and at noon enjoy a tasty treat by making tree cookie necklaces.

The afternoon will also be full of activities. Smokey Movie Hour with free popcorn will be at 1 p.m., followed by a live raptor show at 2 p.m.

Smokey’s party will be at 3 p.m. Free cake will be served and Woodsy Owl will make an appearance. Smokey Bingo will be at 4 p.m.

To conclude the day, MC Axe and the Fire Crew will perform at 8 p.m.

Park admission during the event is $7 per vehicle for in-state residents and $9 per vehicle for out-of-state residents.

Brown County State Park ( is at 1450 S.R. 46 E in Nashville, 47448.

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Media contact: Patrick Haulter, interpretive naturalist, Brown County State Park, 812-288-5240,