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Nearby Notes: Festivals, events and more

Festivals and Expos through Aug. 1

North Carolina

Jacksonville, July 24-25. Polynesian Festival. Details: www.onslowcountync.gov/Parks (download poster).

Waynesville, through July 26. Folkmoot USA. Details: www.folkmootusa.org.

Maggie Valley, July 24-25. WNC Barbecue Festival. Details: www.wncbbqfestival.org.

Wilmington, July 24-26. Cape Fear Blues Festival. Details: www.capefearblues.org.

Robbins, July 30-Aug. 1. Robbins Farmers Day. Details: www.robbinsfarmersday.com.

South Carolina

Orangeburg, July 24-26. Carolina Bike Fest. Details: www.carolinabikefest.com.

Beaufort, through July 26. Beaufort Water Festival. Details: www.bftwaterfestival.com.

Camera clinic at Grandfather Mountain

Amateur and pro photographers can register for the Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic, Aug. 15-16 at the famous attraction. At the two-day seminar, photojournalists will offer presentations and opportunities for participants to improve their skills. Admission – $50 – includes park admission and a buffet dinner Aug. 15 (a Saturday). Basic campsites are available in the Grandfather Mountain Woods Walk picnic area for participants. Details/registration: www.grandfather.com/events/grandfather-mountain-camera-clinic.

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