Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with this Groupon.
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- $14 for evening admission for two adults (a $30 value)
- $27 for evening admission for four adults (a $60 value)<p>
On Saturday, May 11, revelers descend on the North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival for an evening of live entertainment. Evening tickets are valid starting at 5 p.m.; click here to view the band schedule. Guests can drink in the musical stylings of Sol Driven Train, the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, and Acoustic Syndicate. Breweries such as Highland Brewing and Noda Brewing stand at the ready with their finest craft brews. This Groupon is for evening festival admission and does not include access to beer tasting.<p>
In the 1780s, blacksmith John Davidson moved from his log cabin, Rural Retreat, into Rural Hill, a majestic plantation-style house he built on his 265 acres of fertile farmland. The land and two houses were passed down through the Davidson family in the ensuing years, but in 1886, the mansion burned down. Then, in 1898, the log cabin also burned down, and the family was forced to live in a log kitchen building.
Visitors can still visit that log kitchen building today (it's the only historical residence remaining on the property) and see how hard life could be in an era without such modern conveniences as easy-squeeze mayo. The property has become, among other things, a field-trip destination, where historical re-enactors teach youngsters how 18th-century people baked, lit their homes, and did other basic tasks.
There's plenty of other reasons to visit, too. The secluded hill plays host to special events throughout the year, such as a fall corn maze and a Scottish festival with Highland games. And visitors can hike through nature on its peaceful 5K trail or entertain wedding guests at the cultural center.