Events Calendar
for the Middle Mississippi River Valley
   
The Middle Mississippi River Valley is home to hundreds of special events throughout the year. Unique festivals, country fairs, historical reenactments, nature activities, ands artists exhibitions are just some of the events that await visitors to the region. At any given time there is always something going on. The listings below are just a sampling of the events that are scheduled for this month and the next. Links are provided below the listings to the more comprehensive regional calendar pages. 




 
SAVE THE DATE
  August 5 - August 6, 2016
Biannual Art Event
TRI-STATE MODERN QUILT GUILD BIANNUAL QUILT SHOW

Keokuk, IA
$$$$
   
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Art groups up and down the Middle Mississippi River Valley host a variety of festivals and special events that showcase that great art and artists that call the region home. Events range from monthly one night exhibits, juried events, fairs in small town communities, arts and crafts fairs, festivals that contain an artists component and more. View the Art Events and Festivals Calendar.
FEATURED ART EXHIBIT
  Through August 6, 2016
Art Exhibits
ALL IN THE FAMILY & MONOCHROMATIC
  VENUE: HANNIBAL ARTS COUNCIL

Hannibal, M)
FREE

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The Middle Mississippi River Valley is home to a number of venues that are the home to ongoing exhibits that change periodically. The venues range from small galleries operated by local artists to more larger museums maintained by universities and communities. View the Ongoing Art Exhibits Calendar.
FEATURED EVENT OR EXHIBIT
  Through July 16, 2017
History Exhibit
ROUTE 66: MAIN STREET THROUGH ST. LOUIS
 
VENUE: MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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The Middle Mississippi River Valley is home to a number of venues that are the home to ongoing events that that last for a period of time. The venues range from the institutions at Forest Park in St. Louis including the Zoo, Science Center, and History Museum. Other events include nature outings and corn mazes. View the Ongoing Exhibits and Events Calendar.
    July 24 - July 31, 2016
Annual County Fair
MONROE COUNTY FAIR

Waterloo, IL
$$$$
   
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  July 26 - July 30, 2016
Annual Community Festival
JACKSON HOMECOMERS FESTIVAL

Jackson, MO
FREE
   
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    July 26 - July 30, 2016
Annual County Fair
ST. CHARLES COUNTY FAIR
Wentzville, MO
$$$$
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  July 26 - July 30, 2016
Annual County Fair
PIKE COUNTY FAIR
Bowling Green, MO
$$$$

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    July 26 - July 31, 2016
Annual County Fair
MADISON COUNTY FAIR

Highland, IL
FREE
   
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  July 27 - July 31, 2016
Annual County Fair
CLARK COUNTY FAIR

Kahoka, MO
$$$$
   
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    July 27 - August 2, 2016
Annual County Fair
ADAMS COUNTY FAIR

Mendon, IL
$$$$
   
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  Friday, July 29, 2016
Annual Special Event
KID'CATION SCAVENGER HUNT

Hartford, IL
$$$$
   
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    July 29 - July 30, 2016
Annual Community Festival
SMITHTON HOMECOMING

Smithton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday July 30, 2016
Nature Activity
MONARCHS: KING OF BUTTERFLIES!
West Alton, MO
FREE
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    July 30 - July 31, 2016
Annual Historical  Event
FAUST VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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  July 30 - July 31, 2016
Annual Church Picnic
ST. BARBARA'S CHURCH PICNIC

Batchtown, IL
FREE
   
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  August 1 - August 6, 2016
Annual County Fair
HICKMAN COUNTY FAIR

Clinton, KY
$$$$
   
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  Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Special Event
AMTRAK TRAIN DAY

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    August 4 - August 7, 2016
Annual Historical Event
RIFLES, RAPTORS & RE-ENACTORS

Fort Madison, IA
$$$$
   
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    Friday, August 5, 2015
Monthly Special Event
FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Friday, August 5, 2016
Special Event
FOOD TRUCK FRENZY
O’Fallon, MO
FREE & $$$$
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    August 5 - August 6, 2016
Annual Community Festival
COBDEN PEACH FESTIVAL

Cobden, IL
FREE
  
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  August 5 - August 7, 2016
Annual Church Picnic
SEMINARY PICNIC

Perryville, MO
FREE & $$$$
   
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    August 5 - August 7, 2016
Annual Special Event
WESTERN ILLINOIS THRESHERS

Hamilton, IL
$$$$
   
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    August 5 - August 7, 2016
Annual Community Festival
MASCOUTAH HOMECOMING UND AUGUSTFEST

Mascoutah, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, August 6, 2016
Monthly Special Activity
COMMUNITY BAKING DAY

Frohna, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday August 6, 2016
Annual History Event
ARCHEOLOGY DAY

Collinsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, August 6, 2016
Special Event
EAGLE MEET AND GREET & RAPTOR AWARENESS PROGRAM

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, August 6, 2016
Monthly Special Activity
WILDFLOWER AND PLANT WALK

Kampsville, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, August 6, 2016
Annual Special Event
DYER COUNTY DUCKFEST

Dyersburg, TN
FREE
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    Saturday, August 6, 2016
Annual Church Picnic
ZOAR UCC CHURCH PICNIC

New Hanover (Columbia), IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, August 6, 2016
Annual Special Event
CHARTER OAK SCHOOLHOUSE CORN FEST

Schuline, IL
FREE
   
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    August 6 - August 7, 2016
Annual Church Picnic
ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH PICNIC

Meppen, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, August 7, 2016
Annual Bicycle Ride
FAHRRAD TOUR UND AUGUSTFEST BICYCLE RIDE

Mascoutah, IL
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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    Sunday, August 7, 2016
Annual Festival
PEACH FESTIVAL

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Annual History Event
STATEHOOD DAY

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    August 10 - August 13, 2016
Annual Special Event
SIKESTON BOOTHEEL RODEO

Sikeston, MO
$$$$
   
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    Thursday, August 11, 2016
Monthly Special Event
CHEROKEE NIGHTS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    Thursday, August 11, 2016
Monthly Special Event
FEAST IN THE PARK

Chesterfield, MO
FREE & $$$$
   
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    August 11 - August 13, 2016
Annual County Fair
CARLISLE COUNTY FAIR

Bardwell, KY
$$$$
   
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  August 11 - August 14, 2016
Annual Community Festival
SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

West Point, IA
FREE
   
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    Friday, August 12, 2016
Monthly Special Event
FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    August 12 - August 13, 2016
Annual Community Festival
CHAFFEE GERMAN DAYS

Chaffee, MO
FREE
   
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    August 12 - August 13, 2016
Annual Community Festival
BAYLIS HIGHPOINT GLORY DAYS FESTIVAL

Baylis, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, August 13, 2016
Annual Special Event
WINGS OVER HALLS AIR SHOW

Halls, TN
$$$$
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  Saturday, August 13, 2016
Annual Car Show
CLASSIC CRUISERS CAR SHOW

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, August 13, 2016
Nature Activity
MONARCH BUTTERFLY PROGRAM

Calhoun County, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, August 13, 2016
Monthly Event
WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
$$$$
   
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    August 13 - August 14, 2016
Annual Special Event
BEAR CREEK RENDEZVOUS
Hannibal, MO
FREE
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    August 13 - August 14, 2016
Annual Church Picnic
ST. MARY'S CHURCH PICNIC

Brussels, IL
FREE
   
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  Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Special Event
FOOD TRUCKS IN THE PARK

St. Charles, MO
FREE & $$$$
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    Thursday, August 18, 2016
Monthly Special Event
DOWNTOWN DIVA NIGHT

Belleville, IL
$$$$
   
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  Thursday, August 18, 2016
Monthly Special Event
ALIVE AFTER FIVE

Jonesboro, AR
FREE
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    Thursday, August 18, 2016
Monthly Astronomy Event
ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  Thursday, August 18, 2016
Monthly Special Event
TWILIGHT THURSDAYS

Hartford, IL
$$$$
   
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    Friday, August 19, 2016
Monthly Special Event
EMERSON FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MAGIC HOUSE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    August 19 - August 20, 2016
Annual Community Festival
COLUMBIA DAZE

Columbia, IL
FREE
   
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    August 19 - August 21, 2016
Annual Community Festival
ST. LOUIS WORLD'S FARE HERITAGE FESTIVAL AND GAMES

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    August 19 - August 21, 2016
Annual Community Festival
HULL TOWN PICNIC

Hull, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    August 19 - August 27, 2016
Annual County Fair
UNION COUNTY FAIR

Anna, IL
FREE & $$$$
  
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  Saturday, August 20, 2016
Annual Special Event
ROCK THE HOPS

Alton, IL
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, August 20, 2016
Annual Special Activity
BULL-RIDING BONANZA

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, August 20, 2016
Annual Special Event
BLESSING OF THE FLEET

Portage des Sioux, MO & Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    Saturday, August 20, 2016
Annual Community Festival
VIN FIZ FESTIVAL

Nebo, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, August 20, 2016
Annual Special Event
RIVERVIEW GAMES

Fort Madison, IA
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday, August 20, 2016
Annual Special Event
BIG BUCKLE BASH

Fort Madison, IA
$$$$
   
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    August 20 - August 21, 2016
Annual Community Event
ST. MARY'S CHURCH PICNIC

Fieldon, IL
FREE
   
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    August 20 - August 21, 2016
Monthly Special Event
BELLEVILLE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET

Belleville, IL
FREE
   
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    Sunday, August 21, 2016
Annual Special Event
KIRCHWEIHFEST

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    August 22 - August 27, 2016
Annual County Fair
OBION COUNTY FAIR

Union City, TN
$$$$
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  Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Nature Activity
GUIDED PRAIRIE WALKS

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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    August 18 - August 20, 2016
Annual Community Festival
WATERMELON FESTIVAL

Montrose, IA
FREE
   
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  August 23 - August 27, 2016
Annual County Fair
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY FAIR

Blytheville, AR
FREE
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    Friday, August 26, 2016
Monthly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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    August 26 - August 27, 2016
Annual Community Festival
WATERLOO HOMECOMING

Waterloo, IL
FREE
   
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    August 26 - August 28, 2016
Annual Community Festival
ST. PAUL'S KIRCHENFEST

Highland, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, August 27, 2016
Annual Community Festival
A DAY IN OZ FESTIVAL
Clarksville, MO
FREE
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    Saturday, August 27, 2016
Annual Special Event
LOUIS BOLDUC DAY

Sainte Genevieve, MO
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, August 27, 2016
Annual Special Event
RACE FOR THE RIVERS FESTIVAL

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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  Saturday August 27, 2016
Nature Activity
POLLINATOR PARTY
West Alton, MO
FREE
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    Saturday, August 27, 2016
Annual Special Event
KIDS BLOCK PARTY & TOUCH-A-TRUCK

St. Charles, MO
FREE
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    Saturday, August 27, 2016
Annual Special Event
ALTON FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

Alton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Saturday, August 27, 2016
Local Fishing Tournament
CABELA’S KING KAT TOURNAMENT TRAIL

Quincy, IL
$$$$ & FREE
   
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  August 27 - August 28, 2016
Annual Special Event
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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    August 27 - August 28, 2016
Annual Festival
ANNUAL OLDEN DAYS FESTIVAL

Dow, IL
FREE
   
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    August 27 - August 28, 2016
Annual Church Picnic
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PARISH PICNIC

Michael, IL
FREE
   
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  August 27 - August 28, 2016
Annual Church Picnic
ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH PICNIC

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    August 27 - August 28, 2018
Annual Community Festival
PERRY PIONEER DAYS

Perry, IL
FREE
   
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    August 27 - August 28, 2016
Monthly Event
GRAFTON RIVERSIDE FLEA MARKET

Grafton, IL
FREE
   
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    August 27 - August 28, 2016
Annual Historical Event
THORNHILL OPEN HOUSE

Chesterfield, MO
FREE
   
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    Sunday, August 28, 2016
Special Event
CAJUN BEER GARDEN

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, Grafton, IL
FREE & $$$$
   
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FEATURED ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE GREAT RIVER ROAD
Fort de Chartres
State Historic Site
Mississippi
River Ferries
Lewis and Clark
State Historic Site
U.S. Grant
National Historic Site
     

The Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway - Regional calendar pages for the Illinois Counties of Madison, Jersey, and Calhoun.

French Colonial Country - Regional calendar pages for the Illinois Counties of Madison, Jersey, and Calhoun and the Missouri Counties of Ste. Genevieve and Jefferson.

Gateway to the West - Regional calendar pages for St. Louis and St. Louis County.

Meeting the Missouri River - Calendar pages for St. Charles County, Missouri.

Missouri's Lincoln Hills - Regional calendar pages for the Missouri Counties of Lincoln, Pike, Ralls and Marion.

Tri-State Area - Regional calendar pages for the Illinois Counties of Pike, Adams, and Hancock, Lee County, Iowa, and the Missouri Counties of Lewis and Clark.

Meeting the Ohio River - Regional calendar pages for the Missouri Counties of Perry, Cape Girardeau, Scott and Mississippi, and the Illinois Counties of Jackson, Union, and Alexander, and the Kentucky Counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman.

The Upper Delta Region - Regional calendar pages for the Missouri Counties of New Madrid, Pemiscot and Dunklin, and the Arkansas Counties of Clay, Greene, Craighead, Poinsett, Cross, Mississippi and Crittenden, and the Tennessee Counties of Lake, Obion, Dyer, Lauderdale, and Tipton.

 
  Regional Guides
to the Middle Mississippi River Valley
 
       
  Meeting of the Great Rivers
National Scenic Byway
Ste. Genevieve &
French Colonial Country
Gateway to the West
St. Louis & St. Louis County
        
 
   Meeting the Missouri
Historic St. Charles County
The Lincoln Hills Region
Northeast Missouri
   
 
  The Tri-States Area
Iowa, Illinois & Missouri
The Mississippi River
Meets the Ohio River
   
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