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Celebrating 21 Years! LEAF Festival, featuring Carnival of Wonder
October 20-23, 2016
Music, art, and culture has the power to inspire our minds, enliven our hearts, and awaken our souls. In this powerful time of transformation, may we never forget the importance of living our creative dreams and sharing what we love with the world. For the 43rd LEAF Festival, we dare you to come experience the magic, the mystery, and the magnificence of a Carnival of Wonder! Be prepared for sights that astound, performances that ignite your imagination, and a family adventure that you will remember – forever.
Tap into Tryon and Ompah pah your way through downtown Tryon to the Depot Plaza and enjoy local brews and German foods while listening to local folk bands play a variety of music. The 5th year of this annual event is sponsored by the Tryon Downtown Development Association and offers fun, games food, an oyster roast, and a photo booth! Tickets are $35 presale and $40 at the door. Non-drinkers pay a $10 entry fee. Purchase tickets online or at La’Boutielle in downtown Tryon. 21+ event only. No kids, dogs, or guns. For tickets and info go to www.tryonbeerfest.com
Join us for the Nature Center’s annual holiday celebration! There will be festive crafts, games and of course, wild encounters.
The festival runs from 10AM – 4 PM. Regular admission rates apply. Friends members get in free.
Pine cone feeders
Free temporary tattoos
Special animal enrichment programs
Photos with Santa