Upcoming Events

Beer & Wine Dinners, Festivals, & More.

National Maple Syrup Festival @ Story Inn
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
National Maple Syrup Festival @ Story Inn | Nashville | Indiana | United States

Come out and join us for the National Maple Syrup Festival March 2nd & 3rd at the Story Inn Bed & Breakfast. We will be featuring Native American, early French American and modern day sugaring demonstrations, Indiana artisans, local beer, wine & maple, food & spirits sampling, LIVE local music, food trucks, and more!

ONE ticket gets you in BOTH days! Adults are $10 and CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE FREE!!

Chris Cakes & Burton’s Maple Wood Farm will be hosting an Pancake Buffet on Saturday & Sunday from 10-2. A ticket will get you all you can eat pancakes, 100% pure maple syrup, sausage, coffee, hot chocolate, hot caramel apple cider and orange tang. Tickets will ONLY be sold day-of. Children 11 & younger – $6, Everyone 12 & older – $12.

Please join us after the festival for a 4 course Maple Dinner at 6pm in the restaurant. Every course will be served with an locally made adult beverage from Bear Wallow, 450 North, & Quaff ON! Tickets are $65/person and sold separately.

We are offering a 20% discount on our overnight accommodations for anyone joining us at the dinner. Please call Story at 812-988-2273 to reserve your room.

4 Course Maple Inspired Dinner @ Story Inn
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4 Course Maple Inspired Dinner @ Story Inn

Join us for a four-course maple inspired dinner after our National Maple Syrup Festival on Saturday, March 2nd! Four courses will be skillfully paired with local brews and spirits.

Reservations are $65 per person and include all 4 courses and paired beverages.

We are offering anyone who attends this event a 20% DISCOUNT off their overnight stay in one of our rooms! You have to call the front desk to receive this discount.

Call 812-988-2273 for room reservations. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

Village Idiot Crowning @ Story Inn Tavern
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Village Idiot Crowning @ Story Inn Tavern

We will crown our new idiot on March 31st. Come hang out with us all day and cast your ballet before 6pm. We will announce our new Village Idiot in the tavern at 7pm!!

The new idiot, and some past Story Village Idiots, will be there sharing stories and lots of laughs. We can’t wait to have a great time with everyone and celebrate!


Who would you like to see crowned as the 2019 Story Inn Village Idiot? Tell us who and why!

“VILLAGE IDIOT” is March 31st! Limited time to cast your ballot!

The town of Story does not have a mayor, town counsel, or any other form of government. But democracy is alive and well in this southern Indiana hamlet. For as far back as people can remember, “Village Elders” a/k/a tavern regulars have conferred on April 1 of each year to elect a “Village Idiot”. “It’s a tribute to the fermentation process” says Rick Hofstetter, co-owner of the Story Inn, the town’s only employer.

There are few requirements to stand for election. One must, at some point, have been a customer or employee of the Story Inn, and to have done something very stupid. One does not need to be a “natural born idiot”. Anyone who has been a customer is qualified to vote, and in true Chicago fashion, one many vote early, and often.
Customers many submit ballots to the bartender, or you may submit your ballot HERE.

Past “Idiot” nominees have included the following:
• A Story bartender who set her own hair on fire as she was attempting to tame her coiffure with hairspray. (The unfortunate incident did not persuade her to give up smoking.)
• A Story patron who took the blame for her Great Dane’s flatulence, so that her husband wouldn’t make it sleep outside.
• A tavern regular who somehow managed to run over her own foot with her own truck.
• A Story employee who, while learning to hunt with a bow and arrow, brought down his own Chevy Cavalier.
• A bar patron (with an engineering degree from Purdue, no less) who filled a kiddie pool on the wood deck behind his house. The weight of the water (8.3 lbs./gallon x 1000) caused the deck to separate from his house and collapse into a heap of twisted lumber.
• A Story Inn server who attempted to verify the authenticity of a Story Inn gift certificate by repeatedly calling the Story Inn from the Story Inn’s front desk. She could not understand why the other line kept ringing when she called out.
• A wine dinner guest who drank the dump bucket on a bet from his wife.
• A bar patron who mistakenly took his dog’s mange medicine; his wife claims it fixed a weak patch on his beard.
• A newly married couple who stepped out of their cottage to cool off after a dip in the hot tub. When they discovered that the door had locked behind them, she sent her husband to the front desk to get a new key, at the peak of the dinner rush, clad only in a bath towel.
• A frequent guest who proved herself worthy of her blond hair by embarking on a cross-country road trip, leaving her sandwiches on the roof of the car.
• A musician who hit a cow on his way to perform at the Story Inn. (The cow was unharmed. However, his Honda Civic needed a new side mirror.)

Help us to locate a suitable new candidate! The winner will receive a $100 bar tab, as well as bragging rights!

2019 Indiana Wine Fair @ Story Inn
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2019 Indiana Wine Fair @ Story Inn

The 17th Annual Indiana Wine Fair will take place on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 1-7pm!

Who: Indiana wineries, distilleries, breweries, food trucks, and local artists

What: Doling out one-ounce pours to an appreciative public, and selling specialty wines, spirits, and brews by the glass and bottle (bottles for carry-out only). This is a great opportunity to build your wine cellar! There will also be local food trucks and great live music. The Story Inn’s venerable restaurant and tavern will be open all day.

Admission: All guests must be 21+ years old with a valid ID.

This event is rain or shine, and tickets are non-refundable.

Parking is free and carpooling is recommended. We offer a free shuttle located at Eagle Park in Nashville to pick up guests and take them to IWF and back.

Please visit our official event website for more information about parking, what to bring, FAQs, participating wineries, etc

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