The thrill of seeing one's favorite musicians in concert often alleviates the stress of modern life and the sweaty delirium from contracting beatlemania. Enjoy an aural antidote with today's Groupon: for $21, you get a Sunday ticket to Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) on October 23 in Black Mountain (up to a $42 value). Children ages 9 and younger receive free admission.
At LEAF, wayfarers share scenic autumnal views of Lake Eden and Mount Mitchell while exploring outdoor arts events, concerts, and activities. More than 50 area artisans sell their handcrafted wares as patrons unwind at a yoga workshop or accelerate heart rates at a salsa-dancing session. Cheer on bow-wielding tunesmiths in the fiddle contest, or visit the instrument petting zoo and imagine which instrument would be easiest to teach a pet for next year’s contest. Visitors can cast off for aquatic adventures in a canoe or revel in live musical performances. Fight famishment with selections of delicious local fare and craft brews (available for an additional fee) at booths throughout the festival. Parking is available for $5.