Nearby Notes: Festivals, events and more

Festivals and Expos through July 16

North Carolina

Asheville, July 16-19. Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands. Details: (click “Shops & Fairs”.

Waynesville, July 16-26. Folkmoot USA. Details:

Fair Bluff, July 17-19. N.C. Watermelon Festival. Details:

Spruce Pine, July 17-18. Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival. Details:

China Grove, July 18. Farmers Day Festival. Details:

Kings Mountain, July 18. Beach Blast. Details:

South Carolina

Bluffton, July 16-17. May River Shrimp Festival. Details:

Beaufort, July 17-26. Beaufort Water Festival. Details:

Pageland, July 17-18. Pageland Watermelon Festival. Details:

Columbia, July 18. Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival. Details:

Art, antiques show coming up in Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum’s annual Art and Antiques Show will be July 31-Aug. 2. Items available for purchase includes American and European paintings, antique clocks and music boxes, period furniture, vintage linens, maps, estate jewelry, silver, equestrian and sporting pieces, rugs and porcelain. Admission: $10. Details/tickets:

John Bordsen