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How to use our Calendar

Here you will find a range of events and walks provided by Exmoor National Park Authority and other organisations. Each organisation is responsible for their own listings, ring the contact telephone numbers provided if you require additional information. (If you are the organiser of a local event and would like to submit it to appear in the calendar click here)

Use the tick boxes to filter the type of events you are interested in or leave the boxes blank to see all events. Tick as many boxes as you like, but please note you will only see events that meet all the categories you have ticked. For example if you are looking for an event that is both "free" and "great for families" and where "dogs are welcome" - then you need to tick all those boxes and then press "update calendar". The more boxes you select - the more events will be filtered out of the calendar to only leave those that meet your search criteria. You can view a week or a month at a time. Click on individual entries in the calendar for more information about the event.

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Exmoor Photography Adventure

Friday 1st July 2022 1207

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 6 hours
Description: A small-group photography adventure exploring Exmoor sprinkled with local knowledge and photography know-how from a qualified local photographer.
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Porlock Marsh Guided Walk

Friday 1st July 2022 1210

Location: Porlock Village Hall
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a guided walk leader on a 2 hour walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and surrounding area. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Dogs on short leads allowed. Booking recommended. Walks leave from outside Porlock Village Hall at 10:30am. Parking available at the hall (payment via an honesty box). Donations welcome to CareMoor for Exmoor, helping support nature and heritage conservation, and access projects.
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nightjar evening forest ramble

Friday 1st July 2022 1208

Location: nutcombe bottom
Duration: 2 hours
Description: See the tallest tree in England on a forest walk, see nightjars and other creatures of the night. Walk the tall trees trail and then out onto heathland to see Exmoor’s wildlife come out at dusk….a magical experience! Meet at Nutcombe Bottom, near Dunster, for welcome drinks and an introduction to this fascinating migrant bird and the folklore around it. June , July and August only for nightjars. £ 30 per person, £15 for under 16 years, or minimum charge of £95 for a bespoke evening. Please wear good walking boots or shoes and bring a torch. Sorry, no Dogs on this one! Booking essential on 01643 831759
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Exmoor Photography Workshop

Saturday 2nd July 2022 1208

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Small group Exmoor photography workshop, helping you improve your image capturing from a local award-winning qualified photographer and trainer.
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Allerford Open Gardens

Saturday 2nd July 2022 11:00 am

Location: Allerford & Selworthy Community Hall
Duration: 1 day and 6 hours
Description: Gardens open 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday Come and enjoy the flora and fauna in Allerford Refreshments available at the Hall
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Exmoor Photography Workshop

Saturday 2nd July 2022 1201

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Description: small group photography workshop, helping you capture better images with your camera or smartphone, hosted by a local award-winning qualified photographer and trainer in the heart of the Exmoor national park.
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Church Fete

Saturday 2nd July 2022 02:00 pm

Location: The Rectory Garden, Off Parsons Street, Porlock
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Summer fete fun for all the family. Refreshments available. Entrance 50p. For further information please visit our website.
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Exmoor Photowalk

Saturday 2nd July 2022 1206

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey exploring Exmoor sprinkled with local knowledge and photography know-how from a qualified local photographer.
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Exmoor Photography Adventure

Sunday 3rd July 2022 1209

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 8 hours
Description: A day-long small-group photography adventure exploring Exmoor sprinkled with local knowledge and photography know-how from a qualified local photographer.
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Exmoor Photowalk

Sunday 3rd July 2022 1210

Location: Exmoor National Park
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A journey exploring Exmoor National Park with our camera or smartphone sprinkled with photography know-how from a qualified photographer and trainer. Please remember to BOOK your place as places are limited. The meeting point will be emailed upon us confirming your place.
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Glorious Gardens, Doverhay Lodge, Porlock

Sunday 3rd July 2022 12:00 pm

Location: Doverhay Lodge, 12 Hawkcombe View, Porlock
Duration: 6 hours
Description: Front drive with grasses, cistis, lavenders and heathers. Back garden wraps around the house with pergola and water feature, vegetable garden, cordon fruit trees, greenhouse and gazebo. Oak door leads to a secret garden with newly planted fruit trees, birch copse, large wildflower area with bee hives and wildlife pond.
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Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

Sunday 3rd July 2022 1203

Location: Wellhayes Vineyard
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: The visit to Wellhayes Vineyard, includes a talk by the owner along with a tour of the winery and the vineyard as well as a glass of the award-winning 2018 Wellhayes Sparkling Wine and samples of the Wellhayes luxury handmade chocolates together with a traditional Devon cream tea. Stout footwear is recommended. Well-behaved accompanied children are welcome for whom cream tea is available at an additional cost. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome, although we ask that they don't come into the winery. It is usually fine for the owners to stay with them and listen from the door. All facilities are wheelchair-accessible.
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Explore Exmoor with your smartphone or camera

Monday 4th July 2022 1210

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 2 hours
Description: A photo walk is a great way to explore our Exmoor National Park, whether with a smartphone or a camera. You don't need to aspire to become a photographer to appreciate beautiful Exmoor. Photowalks are from two hours long. You'll see stunning landscapes beautiful seascapes and if you're lucky our diverse wildlife.
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Murder & Mystery at Wheal Eliza

Wednesday 6th July 2022 10:30 am

Location: Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath
Duration: 2 hours
Description: On this short walk along the River Barle, in addition to the history of the Knights’ family, you will hear of mining in this part of Exmoor and the tragic murder and mystery at Wheal Eliza. One or two short climbs but overall an easy walk (approximately two and half miles) along the valley. Return to Simonsbath for optional pub lunch (subject to Covid restrictions) or bring a picnic.
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Dunster Outback Guided Walk

Wednesday 6th July 2022 1211

Location: TA24 6SE
Duration: 2 hours
Description: This 4 mile circular walk through the ages, from the outskirts of Dunster village up to Bats Castle, with amazing scenery of moorland, coast and woodland. Walk starts from Dunster National Park Centre. Suitable footwear and a moderate level of fitness essential. Dogs on short leads allowed. Booking recommended. Donations welcome to CareMoor for Exmoor, helping support nature and heritage conservation, and access projects.
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Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

Wednesday 6th July 2022 1203

Location: Wellhayes Vineyard
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: The visit to Wellhayes Vineyard, includes a talk by the owner along with a tour of the winery and the vineyard as well as a glass of the award-winning 2018 Wellhayes Sparkling Wine and samples of the Wellhayes luxury handmade chocolates together with a traditional Devon cream tea. Stout footwear is recommended. Well-behaved accompanied children are welcome for whom cream tea is available at an additional cost. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome, although we ask that they don't come into the winery. It is usually fine for the owners to stay with them and listen from the door. All facilities are wheelchair-accessible.
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Lynmouth Flood Guided Walk

Thursday 7th July 2022 1202

Location: Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a guided walk leader on a Flood Walk around Lynmouth to hear all about the Great Flood of 1952 and how it changed the village. Walk starts at 2pm from the Lynmouth National Park Centre, Lynmouth Pavilion. Dogs on short leads allowed. Booking recommended. Donations welcome to CareMoor for Exmoor, helping support nature and heritage conservation, and access projects
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Dark Skies Discovery Hub at Exford - Indoor Planetarium Presentation with Food & Optional Night Walk

Thursday 7th July 2022 1207

Location: Exford Bridge Tea Rooms
Duration: 3 hours
Description: In collaboration with Exmoor National Park we have got together with Bruce and Claire at the Exford Bridge Tearooms so we can cater for larger groups, stargazing parties and corporate events. Every Tuesday night at 7.00pm summer, (6.00pm start in winter), we will be open for an indoor planetarium presentation with delicious food and a “No question is a silly question” sociable chat session. The indoor event is followed by an optional shortish walk out into the dark sky reserve to try out tablet and phone apps and to watch the stars come out, depending on the time of year. This is suitable for all ages, individuals and small groups, and a good option if you are less keen on walking, or the weather is not good! Otherwise please make contact and we can chat about any sort of starry event that you can dream up! We have 3 telescopes, a laser pointer for constellations, binoculars and loads of information about local stargazing. Endless enthusiasm plus the tearooms are fully licenced and happy to cater for your “Do”, from cream teas through barbecues to a “just desserts” evening. Once the evenings draw in we can head out for a spot of stargazing or a night hike as well. Enquiries to : info@wildaboutexmoor.com
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The Dulverton Artisan Food, Drink & Craft Fair

Saturday 9th July 2022

Location: Exmoor Lawns, Dulverton
Duration: N/A
Description: An exciting new event to be held on the Exmoor Lawns, Dulverton alongside the River Barle – celebrating the many artisan producers located across Exmoor.
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Stogumber Gardens Open

Saturday 9th July 2022 10:30 am

Location: Stogumber Village Hall
Duration: 1 day and 7 hours
Description: Every year since 1982 several gardens in this beautiful village have been open on a weekend in early summer to raise money for charity. In the last 5 years nearly £40,000 has been raised. This year the event will be held on Saturday 9 July and Sunday 10 July from 10.30 to 5.30pm, in aid of St Mary's Church, the Children's Hospice South West and Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Refreshments will be available both days in the Village Hall and there will be plants for sale. The entrance fee is £8 for all weekend. Dedicated free car park near the village hall.
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Walking Book Club: Drift

Saturday 9th July 2022 02:00 pm

Location: Seven Fables Dulverton
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Join our Walking Book Club in the woods of Dulverton to discuss Drift, the English debut novel by award winning welsh author Caryl Lewis. Nefyn has always been an enigma, even to her brother Joseph with whom she lives in a small cottage above a blustery cove.Hamza is a Syrian mapmaker, incarcerated in a military base a few miles up the coast. A violent storm will bring these two lost souls together - but other forces will soon try to tear them apart... Moving between the wild Welsh coast and war-torn Syria, Drift is a hypnotic tale of lost identity, the quest for home and the wondrous resilience of the human spirit. Please note a level of walking fitness is required, do wear suitable footwear and dress appropriately as we walk in all weathers. ​ Happy sociable dogs welcome!
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Corvus Consort

Saturday 9th July 2022 07:30 pm

Location: Wellhayes Vineyard
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Formerly the New Oxford Consort who performed at Wellhayes in September 2019, the Corvus Consort changed their name in July 2020, with the release of two videos, produced remotely during the first Coronavirus lockdown. The singers are drawn from a pool of young professionals in the early stages of their singing careers, directed by their founder Freddie Crowley. With key objectives of musical versatility and innovative programming, the Corvus Ensemble perform in a wide variety of genres and styles, ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. The programme will be announced shortly.
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Exmoor Photography Workshop

Sunday 10th July 2022 1209

Location: Exmoor
Duration: 8 hours
Description: Small group day-long photography workshop from the heart of the Exmoor National Park. Hosted by a local award-winning qualified photographer and trainer.
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Open Farm Day

Sunday 10th July 2022 11:00 am

Location: Horner Farm
Duration: N/A
Description: Join us on the Farm for our annual open farm day. Learn about the farm animals and how we farm ensuring we are restoring nature to the farm. There will be a mix of timed activities of farm walks, outdoor activities and meet the animals sessions. Food and Drink will be available on the Day No Dogs due to farm animals. The event is free but booking is required due to number limits in place.
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From Downton Abbey to Dulverton Station

Tuesday 12th July 2022 03:00 pm

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Learn of the fascinating connection between the infamous Downton Abbey and Dulverton Station. A talk by local historian John Atkins. Polite dogs welcome - tea and home made cakes included in the entry price.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 13th July 2022 1211

Location: Dunster National Park Centre
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description: Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre, led by local walk leader, lasting around 1.5hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am. Booking recommended. Donations welcome to CareMoor for Exmoor, helping support nature and heritage conservation and access projects.
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Town Tour of Dulverton

Thursday 14th July 2022 1203

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Why not join us for a Guided walk around Dulverton? Learn of Dulverton’s history and visit some of its special and unique places. Cost £5.00 per person. Polite dogs welcome. Meet outside Dulverton Heritage Centre at 3pm.
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Talks at the Pavilion (Exmoor Hill Farming Network)

Thursday 14th July 2022 06:30 pm

Location: National Park Centre, the Esplinade, Lynmouth
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Katherine Williams and Chris Eveleigh, of the Exmoor Hill Farming Network, come to the National Park Centre to talk to us about the experiences, benefits and challenges of hill farming on Exmoor. What makes Exmoor special for them and how does farming here differ from lowland farming? Tea and coffee available and the Centre will be open to browse.
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Discover Bossington Guided Walk

Friday 15th July 2022 1210

Location: National Trust car park Bossington
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join a guided walk leader on a 2 hour walk to discover the beauty of Bossington. Learn about its history and the natural beauty of the landscape that surrounds it. . Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Dogs on short leads allowed. Booking recommended. Donations welcome to CareMoor for Exmoor, helping support nature and heritage conservation, and access projects. Walk starts at 10:30am in the National Trust car park in Bossington
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Hawkcombe Butterfly Walk

Friday 15th July 2022 01:00 pm

Location: Car-park on south of A39, 400m west of cattle grid at top of Porlock Hill. Grid Ref: SS 861 460
Duration: 2 hours
Description: This walk with ENPA Woodland Officer, Graham McVittie, will look at some of the coppice management work in this National Nature Reserve to help the recovery of the heath fritillary butterfly (aka the Woodman’s Follower), though sight of the butterfly is entirely weather dependent. We will also follow a circular route through the woods to see other butterflies including the silver washed fritillary (hopefully). Dogs must be kept on leads.
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Bella The Shetland Pony Well Being Walks (4 person) Saturday 16th July 2022

Saturday 16th July 2022 02:15 pm

Location: Brompton Regis
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: A well being walk with Bella the Shetland Pony is the perfect way for children, teenagers and grown -ups to enjoy the stunning Exmoor Countryside. Spend time walking with our beautiful if sometime mischievous pony, experiencing the well being benefits of exercise and interaction with Bella and the countryside environment. You can: Meet Bella ( and the sheep if you want to) Learn safety points Groom Bella and put on her bridle Have a gentle stroll with Bella in our meadow or around the local bridleway and lanes with our staff. Arrival Time - 14:15 For 4 people 30 minutes duration for additional time please contact us ( for 45 minute duration add £15). Also available on request Half day or longer walks with a bring your own picnic, or we can organise around our local pub for a lunch or a booked evening meal. Please give us a call if you would like to arrange this experience. This activity is fully covered by Public Liability Insurance. Please ask if you require to see the risk assessment.
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Summer Jazz break with the Riviera Ramblers

Monday 18th July 2022 12:21 pm

Location: Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster,
Duration: 3 days
Description: A residential 3 night Dinner Bed and Breakfast break with fantastic entertainment each evening from West Country band John Shillito’s Riviera Ramblers who play classic jazz and swing. A different programme of great music each evening after dinner until late. Residential package from £400.00 per person.
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Exmoor ponies on Molland - A traditional but unrecognised herd

Tuesday 19th July 2022 02:00 pm

Location: Molland Moor Gate (between Molland and Anstey Commons). Grid Ref: SS 835 298
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: A walk to see and hear about Molland’s Exmoor pony herd; unregistered but quality by any standard. We may drive on to a different start point, depending on where the ponies are. The walk will be over rough moorland.
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Forest Bathing and Basket Weaving

Saturday 23rd July 2022 09:30 am

Location: Brompton Regis
Duration: 1 day and 7 hours
Description: Course Run Time - 09:30 - 16:30 July 23rd to 24th July 2022 Numbers are limited to 4 people per course. Accommodation not included. Members of the Riverside Project are eligible to book the Off Grid 2 person Pod at its nightly rate. This weekend we invite you to really step away from the everyday hustle of life and lose yourself in the moment. Experience through all your senses the beauty of this riverside setting using forest bathing techniques to immerse yourself into the creative process. James Dyson is an experienced woodsman and skilled basket maker. He is a warm and humorous soul with a deep understanding of the struggles of being human in these times. He has an infectious enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge and connecting people with the skills of our rural heritage. Emma Capper is the founder of Creative Journeys in Nature. She is a certified ANFT Nature and Forest therapy guide, expressive artist and craftswoman living and working in Devon. Her Wanders for Well-being have their roots in the practice of Shinrin-yoku - Forest bathing. She delights in playfully awakening your imagination and intuition through nature connection invitations, remembering our lost heritage and the wisdoms of our natural home. You can learn more about forest bathing here. Willow basketry is one of our ancient traditional crafts. In modern times basket making has been used as a therapeutic activity connecting you into the land and your body while creating a beautiful and useful item. All materials are included in the price and tools are available for use. Please feel free to bring your own secateurs and pen knife. Refreshments are provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch or you can eat at the local pub, a few minutes walk away. Please note that accommodation is not included in the course fee.
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Hidden Porlock Guided Walk

Tuesday 26th July 2022 10:00 am

Location: Porlock Visitor Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: A 2-hour guided walk around the village. Visit sites of historical interest and explore hidden parts of the village's past. Meet at Porlock Vistor Centre at 10.00 am for 10.15 start. Dogs and children are welcome.
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Hidden Dunster Guided Walk

Wednesday 27th July 2022 1211

Location: Dunster National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre, led by local walk leader, lasting around 2hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am. Booking recommended. Donations welcome to CareMoor for Exmoor, helping support nature and heritage conservation and access projects.
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Porlock’s Coastal Wildlife

Thursday 28th July 2022 10:00 am

Location: National Trust car park in Bossington village. Grid Ref: SS 898 480
Duration: 3 hours
Description: A spectacular circling walk starting in the picturesque village of Bossington, via the dramatic cliffs at Hurlstone Point, continuing around the sweeping shingle ridge and across the ever-changing saltmarsh. The walk will provide many opportunities to discover coastal and marine wildlife, historic landscape features and the dynamic morphology of this nationally important coastline. Some steep paths and rough places underfoot. Refreshments available at Kitnor’s Tearoom, Bossington.
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Rockpooling with Rangers

Friday 29th July 2022 12:00 pm

Location: Opposite Lynmouth National Park Centre
Duration: 2 hours
Description: Join Exmoor National Park Rangers for a Seashore Safari to explore the rockpools of Lynmouth. All ages welcome! We’ll search for crabs, sea snails, fish, chitons and even Nemo’s home – the anemone.
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Grand Book Sale

Saturday 30th July 2022 1210

Location: Dulverton Heritage Centre
Duration: N/A
Description: Masses of preloved books for sale at Dulverton Heritage Centre. Stock changing daily - huge variety - bargain prices!
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Summer Feast

Saturday 30th July 2022 06:30 pm

Location: Horner Farm
Duration: N/A
Description: Our Summer Feast is designed to bring people together to celebrate the incredible food from the British Isles. We focus on in season produce by seeking out suppliers who share our goals of high quality produce with strong environmental focus, farm produce is always a key ingredient in our menus. Our feasts are not just about food, but also about coming together to celebrate the season. A informal talk is featured at the Summer Feast giving you an insight into our farm and Exmoor's surrounding wildlife.
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Porlock Horse Show

Sunday 31st July 2022 10:00 am

Location: West Luccombe Farm, Porlock
Duration: 7 hours and 30 minutes
Description: Local show with Horse showing, jumping, Gymkhana, Exmoor Horse Sheep show, Staghorn show, Dog shows. Bar and refreshments.
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