Festivals and Expos through Aug. 7
Maggie Valley, July 31-Aug. 1. Hillbilly Woodstock Festival. Details: www.hillbillywoodstock.com.
Cary, July 31-Aug. 1. Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival. Details: www.beerandbourbon.com/cary/show-info.
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Salisbury, Aug. 1. Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival. Details: www.rowanchamberdragonboat.com.
Scotland Neck, Aug. 5. Crepe Myrtle Festival. Details: www.townofscotlandneck.com.
Myrtle Beach, July 31-Aug. 2. Craftsmen’s Summer Classic Art & Crafts Festival. Details: www.gilmoreshows.com/craftsmens_classics_myrtle_summer.shtml.
Columbia, Aug. 7. Brew at the Zoo. Details: www.riverbanks.org.
Race with racers at mountain resort in Va.
Primland Resort, at Medows of Dan, Va., is known for golf, hunting and its astronomical observatory, but Aug. 23-25 it shifts gears into car racing: Fans can test their skills with two of Europe’s top Le Mans competitors at the mountaintop resort and at nearby Virginia International Raceway. Denmark’s Tom Kristensen, nine-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, will be joined by Switzerland’s Harold Primat, Phoenix Racing podium winner in 2013. They’ll show 20 thrill-seekers how they drive the Audi R8 and Audi R8 LMS; participants will take laps with both drivers. There will be a karting competition and dinner with Kristensen and Primat; lodging, golfing (and/or other resort activities) included. Price: $8,500 per couple. Details: www.primland.com.