Festivals and Expos through Aug. 1
Jacksonville, July 24-25. Polynesian Festival. Details: www.onslowcountync.gov/Parks (download poster).
Waynesville, through July 26. Folkmoot USA. Details: www.folkmootusa.org.
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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.
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.