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Aspen Ruggerfest


The 47th annual test of brawny men (and women) in short shorts, Aspen Ruggerfest, is taking place this year from September 18-21. Hosted by Aspen’s own Gentlemen of Aspen team, Ruggerfest is a world-class rugby tournament with more than 40 teams from all over the US, South America and Europe. Five divisions of play will be highlighted during the event and the matches are guaranteed to be rough, tough and dirty – just the way these athletes like it! Details can be found by emailing

14th Annual Stirling Cup Weekend

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The 14th Annual Stirling Cup All Star Weekend takes place from September 26-28. Weekend events include a rousing hockey game between the Avalanche and Red Wings alumni on September 27 and the Stirling Cup Golf Classic at the Aspen Golf Course on September 28. The Stirling Cup is held in memory of Aspen resident Stirling Cooper, and is a fundraiser for Aspen Junior Hockey. For details, visit or call 970-920-7081.

Aspen Festival Piano Sale


If you've been considering the purchase of a piano, this weekend you can browse the ongoing Aspen Festival Piano Sale at the Benedict Music Tent. Sponsored by Schmitt Music, the sale includes more than 150 Steinway & Sons and Boston pianos that were used during the recently completed season of the Aspen Music Festival and School. A portion of the proceeds of the sale, which runs through tomorrow, August 24, will benefit the Music Festival. For details, email or call (303) 947-1543.

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