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Grandfather Mountain Photography Weekend

August 14 - August 15

Free

Take your photography skills to the next level — 5,280 feet above sea level, to be exact — at the Grandfather Mountain Photography Weekend.

Due to COVID-19 and ongoing renovation to the Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum, the nonprofit nature park’s annual Nature Photography Weekend and Camera Clinic have been combined into one event for 2021, taking place the weekend of Aug. 14-15.

Participants will be able to participate in a series of field courses presented by professional photographers, including Tommy White and Vinny Colucci, while photographing spectacular scenery and native animals before and after regular business hours, meaning opportunities for sunrise and sunset photography will also be offered. The annual Nature Photography Weekend photo contest will also return.

Participants are invited to camp for free at the Woods Walk Picnic Area or MacRae Meadows during the weekend, taking advantage of one of the few opportunities to stay overnight inside the park.

Online registration for the Grandfather Mountain Photography Weekend begins at 9 a.m. Monday, July 5. Admission costs $100 and covers three-day admission to the park, entry to all field courses, camping and optional participation in the photo contest.

Family members and guests of participants may visit the mountain at a discounted rate during the weekend if registered in advance.

Details are subject to change. For more information, please email frank@grandfather.com.

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