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Event Date

August 21, 2021 2:00 pm - September 24, 2021 2:00 pm

Location

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Admission

Free

The Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival is a four-day plein air painting event. It takes place in the beautiful mountainous area surrounding the
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/IMG_1443 (1).jpgPlein Air Wet Paint SalePlein Air Wet Paint Sale2021-08-21 14:00:002021-09-24 14:00:00Blowing Rock Art & History MuseumBlowing Rock Art & History MuseumThe Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival is a four-day plein air painting event. It takes place in the beautiful mountainous area surrounding the town of Blowing Rock in western North Carolina. Its aim is to bring painters together from around the world to paint outside in the fresh air while getting to know each other and sharing their work. After four days of painting "en plein air", painters were invited to display their completed work at the "Wet Paint" Art Show and Sale starting August 21st and continuing until September 24th. The sale is located on the second floor of the Blowing Rock Art and History Musemum.
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Event Date

September 18, 2021 12:00 pm - October 30, 2021 12:00 pm

Location

1332 NC Highway 16 Jefferson, NC 28640

Admission

$10 (under 3 free)

Ashe County Corn Maze Music at the Maze 2021 Live music every Saturday from 12-2pm! Check out the picture for band details per weekend. Other
$10 (under 3 free)https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Ashe County Corn Maze Music at the Maze 2021.jpgAshe County Corn Maze Music at the MazeAshe County Corn Maze Music at the Maze2021-09-18 12:00:002021-10-30 12:00:001332 NC Highway 16 Jefferson, NC 286401332 NC Highway 16 Jefferson, NC 28640Ashe County Corn Maze Music at the Maze 2021 Live music every Saturday from 12-2pm! Check out the picture for band details per weekend. Other activities include: Pumpkin Cannon(shoots up to 600 ft!) Large Pumpkin Lot with multiple varieties of pumpkins Face Painting 4 Acre Corn Maze You-Pick Pumpkins/Gourds Live Music every Saturday Pumpkin Bowling Tractor Hay Ride Frisbee Putt Putt Corn Hole Inflatables Pipe Slide Hay Bale Maze/Stack Football, Soccer, Volleyball Marshmallow Roast Concession including Drinks and Snacks along with other food vendors
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Event Date

September 19, 2021 10:00 am

Location

Wilkes Community College

Admission

Yes

MerleFest 2021 Wilkesboro NC Sept 16-20 MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, serves as an annual homecoming
Yeshttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/merlefest2014.jpgMerleFest 2021MerleFest 20212021-09-19 10:00:002021-09-20 10:00:00Wilkes Community CollegeWilkes Community CollegeMerleFest 2021 Wilkesboro NC Sept 16-20 MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, serves as an annual homecoming for musicians and music fans. Held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of American music legend Doc Watson. MerleFest is a celebration of ‘traditional plus’ music, a unique mix of music based on the traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, blues, rock and many other styles. The festival hosts numerous artists, performing on 13 stages during the course of the four-day event. The annual event has become the primary fundraiser for the WCC Foundation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.
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Event Date

September 19, 2021 3:00 pm

Location

Appalachian Theatre, Downtown Boone NC

Admission

$6-$10

Princess Bride Appalachian Theatre Boone NC September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day - the only holiday that encourages people
$6-$10https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/The Princess Bride Appalachian Theatre Boone NC.jpgPrincess Bride Appalachian Theatre Boone NCPrincess Bride Appalachian Theatre Boone NC2021-09-19 15:00:002021-09-19 15:00:00Appalachian Theatre, Downtown Boone NCAppalachian Theatre, Downtown Boone NCPrincess Bride Appalachian Theatre Boone NC September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day - the only holiday that encourages people to babble like buccaneers for the sheer, anarchic fun of it. It’s been celebrated by millions of people on all seven continents and even on the International Space Station! The theatre will be screening the best pirate film ever so let’s celebrate with the Dred Pirate Roberts, practice our pirate jargon, and don your dashing pirate garb. ARRRRG! About The Princess Bride: While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love. This Rob Reiner classic delivers a charmingly quirky and hilarious film that regularly appears on “best of” lists ever since the film first screened in 1987.
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Event Date

September 19, 2021 5:00 pm

Location

Admission

Free!

Green Park Inn Music on the Veranda Enjoy live music on the covered veranda of the historic Green Park Inn on Sunday afternoons.
Free!https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/musicontheverandagreenparkinn.jpgGreen Park Inn Music on the VerandaGreen Park Inn Music on the Veranda2021-09-19 17:00:002021-10-24 17:00:00Green Park Inn Music on the Veranda Enjoy live music on the covered veranda of the historic Green Park Inn on Sunday afternoons.
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Event Date

September 20, 2021 10:00 am

Location

Wilkes Community College

Admission

Yes

MerleFest 2021 Wilkesboro NC Sept 16-20 MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, serves as an annual homecoming
Yeshttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/merlefest2014.jpgMerleFest 2021MerleFest 20212021-09-20 10:00:002021-09-20 10:00:00Wilkes Community CollegeWilkes Community CollegeMerleFest 2021 Wilkesboro NC Sept 16-20 MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, serves as an annual homecoming for musicians and music fans. Held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of American music legend Doc Watson. MerleFest is a celebration of ‘traditional plus’ music, a unique mix of music based on the traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, blues, rock and many other styles. The festival hosts numerous artists, performing on 13 stages during the course of the four-day event. The annual event has become the primary fundraiser for the WCC Foundation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.
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Event Date

September 21, 2021 10:00 am - September 26, 2021 10:00 am

Location

Moses Cone Manor, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock

Admission

Free

Moses Cone Manor Demonstration- Raku Pottery Demo Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock Lynn Jenkins will be demonstrating throwing pots on a
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Moses Cone Manor Demonstration- Raku Pottery Demonstration.jpgMoses Cone Manor Demonstration- Raku Pottery DemoMoses Cone Manor Demonstration- Raku Pottery Demo2021-09-21 10:00:002021-09-26 10:00:00Moses Cone Manor, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing RockMoses Cone Manor, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing RockMoses Cone Manor Demonstration- Raku Pottery Demo Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock Lynn Jenkins will be demonstrating throwing pots on a wheel and explaining her raku firing techniques. This demonstration will be held on the front porch of the the Moses Cone Manor from 10am-4pm. Visitors are encouraged to watch and ask questions while the demonstrators work and talk about their creative process! Call ahead in the event of changes (828) 295-2049, or check our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/shcgmosescone for updates.
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Event Date

September 21, 2021 3:30 pm

Location

Yadkin Valley Marketplace, Downtown North Wilkesboro

Admission

Free

Offering locally grown produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, canned goods, crafts and handmade items.
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Wilkesboro Farmers Market.jpgWilkesboro Farmers MarketWilkesboro Farmers Market2021-09-21 15:30:002021-09-28 15:30:00Yadkin Valley Marketplace, Downtown North Wilkesboro Yadkin Valley Marketplace, Downtown North Wilkesboro Offering locally grown produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, canned goods, crafts and handmade items.
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Event Date

September 21, 2021 4:00 pm

Location

126 Poplar Grove Connector, Boone

Admission

Free

King Street Market is Boone's newest weekday farmer's market, offering fresh produce, eggs, meats, goat cheese, baked goods and value added foods
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/farmersmarket.jpgKing Street MarketKing Street Market2021-09-21 16:00:002021-10-26 16:00:00126 Poplar Grove Connector, Boone126 Poplar Grove Connector, BooneKing Street Market is Boone's newest weekday farmer's market, offering fresh produce, eggs, meats, goat cheese, baked goods and value added foods from local farms, many of which, you won't see anywhere else in Watauga county. Local artists include scroll art and baskets, photography, tye dye, and organic skincare. There's music, special events, and food trucks too! King Street Market is at 126 Poplar Grove Connector, just past Galileo's off King Street in downtown Boone.
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Event Date

September 23, 2021 10:00 am

Location

Beech Mountain

Admission

Free

Join the Beech Mountain Buckeye Recreation staff on a Guided Hike on one of the many trails on Beech Mountain. *DATES FOR 2021 HIKES* 5/27,
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Beech Mountain Guided Hike.jpgBeech Mountain Guided HikeBeech Mountain Guided Hike2021-09-23 10:00:002021-09-30 10:00:00Beech MountainBeech MountainJoin the Beech Mountain Buckeye Recreation staff on a Guided Hike on one of the many trails on Beech Mountain. *DATES FOR 2021 HIKES* 5/27, 6/10, 6/24, 7/08, 7/22, 8/05, 8/19, 9/02, 9/16, 9/30
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Event Date

September 23, 2021 7:30 pm

Location

The Jones House

Admission

Free

Jones House Jams Old-Time Jam Downtown Boone NC Please note the new time: Thursday from 7-10 PM. These events are free and open to the public.
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/JonesHouseWinterIndoorConcerts.JPGJones House JamsJones House Jams2021-09-23 19:30:002021-11-18 19:30:00The Jones HouseThe Jones HouseJones House Jams Old-Time Jam Downtown Boone NC Please note the new time: Thursday from 7-10 PM. These events are free and open to the public. Guests are invited to bring an acoustic instrument to participate in the jams or listen and observe the fiddle tunes and folk songs in a close-up and casual environment. Each week, various musicians from the local community, as well as visitors, gather throughout the Jones House. After catching up and choosing a key, the music begins until the "last call for tunes" comes around 9:45.
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Event Date

September 24, 2021 7:45 am

Location

Beech Mountain Town Hall

Admission

Free

September Birding Hike Beech Mountain NC Join the Beech Mountain Parks and Rec staff for a guided birding hike every Friday in September 2021!
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/birding beech mountain nc.jpgSeptember Birding Hike Beech Mountain NCSeptember Birding Hike Beech Mountain NC2021-09-24 07:45:002021-09-24 07:45:00Beech Mountain Town HallBeech Mountain Town HallSeptember Birding Hike Beech Mountain NC Join the Beech Mountain Parks and Rec staff for a guided birding hike every Friday in September 2021! Park in the parking lot across from the Beech Mountain Visitor Center.
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Event Date

September 24, 2021 5:00 pm

Location

Call Family Distillery, Wilkesboro NC

Admission

Yes

Prohibition Hot Rod & Moonshine Festival Wilkesboro NC Hot Rods, Rat Rods and Trucks 1987 or older. Prohibition is a Hot Rod and Moonshine
Yeshttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Prohibition Hot Rod & Moonshine Festival.jpgProhibition Hot Rod & Moonshine FestivalProhibition Hot Rod & Moonshine Festival2021-09-24 17:00:002021-09-25 17:00:00Call Family Distillery, Wilkesboro NCCall Family Distillery, Wilkesboro NCProhibition Hot Rod & Moonshine Festival Wilkesboro NC Hot Rods, Rat Rods and Trucks 1987 or older. Prohibition is a Hot Rod and Moonshine Festival celebrating the history of moonshine, hot rods, and the history they have together. From running moonshine in hot rods, to creating the largest racing sport in the US. Hot rods and moonshine have always gone together. Featuring a car show open to all types of vehicles 1987 and older. Featuring Live Music, Vendors, Food, as well as Moonshine tastings and Spirits Competition. This is a festival you do not want to miss!
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Event Date

September 24, 2021 7:30 pm - October 3, 2021 7:30 pm

Location

Ensemble Stage, Banner Elk NC

Admission

Yes

Slow Food, Ensemble Stage, Banner Elk NC 2021 If you’ve never understood the concept of the term, "hangry," you’ll get it after
Yeshttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Slow Food Ensemble Stage.jpgSlow FoodSlow Food2021-09-24 19:30:002021-10-03 19:30:00Ensemble Stage, Banner Elk NCEnsemble Stage, Banner Elk NCSlow Food, Ensemble Stage, Banner Elk NC 2021 If you’ve never understood the concept of the term, "hangry," you’ll get it after seeing this delightfully fun, romp of a show. A vacationing couple decides to splurge and celebrate their anniversary at a Greek restaurant in Palm Springs. To make sure their meal is worth it they decide to not eat anything all day until they get to the restaurant. And, when a somewhat mis-focused, intrusive waiter insinuates his way into their meal and their lives it becomes a tasty recipe for mayhem.
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Event Date

September 25, 2021 7:30 am

Location

Yadkin Valley Marketplace, Downtown North Wilkesboro

Admission

Free

Wilkesboro Farmers Market 2021 Offering locally grown produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, canned goods, crafts and handmade items.
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Wilkesboro Farmers Market 2021.jpgWilkesboro Farmers Market 2021Wilkesboro Farmers Market 20212021-09-25 07:30:002021-09-25 07:30:00Yadkin Valley Marketplace, Downtown North Wilkesboro Yadkin Valley Marketplace, Downtown North Wilkesboro Wilkesboro Farmers Market 2021 Offering locally grown produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, canned goods, crafts and handmade items.
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Event Date

September 25, 2021 8:00 am

Location

Horn in the West, Boone NC

Admission

Free

Boone Farmers Market Boone NC 2021 Features a wide array of vendors offering fresh produce, meats, cheeses, breads and pastries, crafts, potted
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/WataugaCountyFarmersMarket.jpgBoone Farmers MarketBoone Farmers Market2021-09-25 08:00:002021-10-30 08:00:00Horn in the West, Boone NCHorn in the West, Boone NCBoone Farmers Market Boone NC 2021 Features a wide array of vendors offering fresh produce, meats, cheeses, breads and pastries, crafts, potted plants, fresh cut flowers and more! Live music, food trucks, and a special kids farmers market in place also.
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Event Date

September 25, 2021 8:00 am

Location

West Jefferson NC

Admission

Free

West Jefferson Farmers Market Ashe County NC 2021 A covered open-air market located on the backstreet in West Jefferson. Fresh, locally grown
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/AsheCountyFarmersMarket.jpgWest Jefferson Farmers MarketWest Jefferson Farmers Market2021-09-25 08:00:002021-10-30 08:00:00West Jefferson NCWest Jefferson NCWest Jefferson Farmers Market Ashe County NC 2021 A covered open-air market located on the backstreet in West Jefferson. Fresh, locally grown produce, nursery plants, homemade baked goods and handmade crafts.
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Event Date

September 25, 2021 9:00 am

Location

Zaloo's Canoes, 3874 NC Hwy 16 S Jefferson, NC 28640

Admission

Free

Zaloos Fall Fest 2021 Local Vendors, Food and Live Music! End of season kayak inventory sale
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/zaloos canoes fall fest.jpgZaloos Fall FestZaloos Fall Fest2021-09-25 09:00:002021-09-25 09:00:00Zaloo's Canoes, 3874 NC Hwy 16 S Jefferson, NC 28640Zaloo's Canoes, 3874 NC Hwy 16 S Jefferson, NC 28640Zaloos Fall Fest 2021 Local Vendors, Food and Live Music! End of season kayak inventory sale
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Event Date

September 25, 2021 9:00 am

Location

Ashe Arts Center

Admission

Ashe County Arts Council's Art on the Mountain 2021 West Jefferson Art on the Mountain blends together local history as well as West Jefferson's
https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/artonthemountainwestjefferson.jpgART on the MountainART on the Mountain2021-09-25 09:00:002021-09-25 09:00:00Ashe Arts CenterAshe Arts CenterAshe County Arts Council's Art on the Mountain 2021 West Jefferson Art on the Mountain blends together local history as well as West Jefferson's flourishing arts district through the work of art. Art on the Mountain is an opportunity for artists of all kinds to showcase their artwork. The fine arts show will be held on the grounds of the Ashe Arts Center at 303 School Avenue in Historic Downtown West Jefferson. Visit for more information.
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Event Date

September 25, 2021 10:00 am - September 26, 2021 10:00 am

Location

Apple Hill Farm

Admission

Free

National Alpaca Farm Days at Apple Hill Farm, Banner Elk Over 1,000 farms will participate across the country to celebrate National Alpaca Farm
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/NationalAlpacaDayAppleHillFarm.jpgNational Alpaca Farm DaysNational Alpaca Farm Days2021-09-25 10:00:002021-09-26 10:00:00Apple Hill FarmApple Hill FarmNational Alpaca Farm Days at Apple Hill Farm, Banner Elk Over 1,000 farms will participate across the country to celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days. Come take a tour of Apple Hill Farm and see this year’s new animals and products. We’ll have tours on the hour every hour from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, and 12pm to 4pm on Sunday. Our special tour rate for this event is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 10, and free for children 3 and under.
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Event Date

September 25, 2021 12:30 pm - November 30, -0001 12:30 pm

Location

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Admission

$90/BRAHM members; $105/non members

WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:30PM - 4:00PM IDEAL FOR: Ages 14 and up PRICE: $90/BRAHM members; $105/non members ABOUT THE
$90/BRAHM members; $105/non membershttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/broom.pngMaking a Turkey Wing BroomMaking a Turkey Wing Broom2021-09-25 12:30:00-0001-11-30 12:30:00Blowing Rock Art & History MuseumBlowing Rock Art & History MuseumWHEN: Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:30PM - 4:00PM IDEAL FOR: Ages 14 and up PRICE: $90/BRAHM members; $105/non members ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Participants in this session will learn how to make a turkey wing broom. Cull processed hurl, separate the hurl into nine sections, tie sequentially into the shape of a wing, and fasten the handle using broom corn stalks. Included in this session also will be information about the history of broom making, the plant (sorghum vulgare), sources of both broom corn and twine, and other possible types or styles of brooms.
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Event Date

September 25, 2021 2:30 pm

Location

Kidd Brewer Stadium

Admission

Yes

Appstate Mountaineers Football vs Marshall Thundering Herd Home Game- Boone NC
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Event Date

September 25, 2021 4:00 pm

Location

Downtown West Jefferson NC

Admission

Free

Kool Nights and Hot Rods Cruise in West Jefferson Bring a chair and your car for a night of socializing in Downtown West Jefferson!
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Cool Nights and Hot Rods Cruise in West Jefferson.jpgKool Nights and Hot Rods Cruise in West JeffersonKool Nights and Hot Rods Cruise in West Jefferson2021-09-25 16:00:002021-10-30 16:00:00Downtown West Jefferson NCDowntown West Jefferson NCKool Nights and Hot Rods Cruise in West Jefferson Bring a chair and your car for a night of socializing in Downtown West Jefferson!
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Event Date

September 25, 2021 5:00 pm

Location

Call Family Distillery, Wilkesboro NC

Admission

Yes

Prohibition Hot Rod & Moonshine Festival Wilkesboro NC Hot Rods, Rat Rods and Trucks 1987 or older. Prohibition is a Hot Rod and Moonshine
Yeshttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Prohibition Hot Rod & Moonshine Festival.jpgProhibition Hot Rod & Moonshine FestivalProhibition Hot Rod & Moonshine Festival2021-09-25 17:00:002021-09-25 17:00:00Call Family Distillery, Wilkesboro NCCall Family Distillery, Wilkesboro NCProhibition Hot Rod & Moonshine Festival Wilkesboro NC Hot Rods, Rat Rods and Trucks 1987 or older. Prohibition is a Hot Rod and Moonshine Festival celebrating the history of moonshine, hot rods, and the history they have together. From running moonshine in hot rods, to creating the largest racing sport in the US. Hot rods and moonshine have always gone together. Featuring a car show open to all types of vehicles 1987 and older. Featuring Live Music, Vendors, Food, as well as Moonshine tastings and Spirits Competition. This is a festival you do not want to miss!
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Event Date

September 25, 2021 6:00 pm

Location

Grandfather Mountain

Admission

Additional to general admission

Grandfather Mountain Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight As night falls on Grandfather Mountain, guests can enjoy rare after-dark tours,
Additional to general admissionhttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/creatures.jpgCreatures of the Night & Bonfire DelightCreatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight2021-09-25 18:00:002021-09-25 18:00:00Grandfather MountainGrandfather MountainGrandfather Mountain Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight As night falls on Grandfather Mountain, guests can enjoy rare after-dark tours, fireside tales and a chance to meet the park’s nocturnal residents. Registration is required at www.grandfather.com. Limit 25 • $50/ $10 Bridge Club
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