Nearby Notes: Festivals, events and more

Festivals and Expos through Aug. 1

North Carolina

Jacksonville, July 24-25. Polynesian Festival. Details: (download poster).

Waynesville, through July 26. Folkmoot USA. Details:

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

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

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

South Carolina

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

Beaufort, through July 26. Beaufort Water Festival. Details:

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: