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The Alleghany Highlands knows how to have a good time.

There are events, festivals, sports competitions, art exhibitions and performances happening all year round. We celebrate our beautiful outdoor surroundings with grand events like the annual Fall Foliage Festival. Our competitive nature is on display as we host a triathlon, cycling competition and more. Of course, our thriving artistic, cultural and heritage communities host unique events throughout the year. Bookmark this Events page and check back often or sign up for our e-newsletter to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

When Harry met Sally Screening

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/WhenHarrymetSallyScreening

Sunday, April 26, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

The Highlands Community Bank Film Series When Harry Met Sally (Rated R) Sun, April 26 at 2pm In the John E. Hillert Auditorium at the Historic Masonic Theatre **All Films are Free** About the film: In 1977, college graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends. Ten years later, Harry and Sally meet again at a bookstore, and in the company of their respective best friends, Jess (Bruno Kirby) and Marie (Carrie Fisher), attempt to stay friends without sex becoming an issue between them. We are pleased to present an ongoing series of classic, family and popular films, shown in the beautifully restored John E. Hillert Auditorium.

Date/Hours:
Sunday, April 26, 2020(2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

The MayFaire

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheMayFaire

Saturday, May 2, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
518 Church Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

Brought to you by the people who offer our region’s popular Kriskindlmarkt, Clifton Forge School of the Arts will once again transform its fabulous Mill, garden, and the banks of Smith Creek for The MayFaire, a celebration of Spring and the Arts, to give visitors an opportunity to purchase plants of all kinds (bedding, perennials, hanging, and unique), and quality, handmade gifts by 35+ talented artisans for the home, yard & garden, and Mother’s Day. We will have plants, garden wares, and handmade gifts. Stay tuned for info on the delicious foods we have planned! Look for our Outstanding Raffle and Silent Auctions sure to please all the gardeners and moms. We may even have a visit from Mother Nature... The MayFaire is a fundraiser for Clifton Forge School of the Arts, the community art school of the Alleghany Highlands, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. WE LOOK FORWARD TO A WONDERFUL CELEBRATION OF SPRING, MOTHERS, GARDENS, AND THE ARTS!

Date/Hours:
Saturday, May 2, 2020(9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Email:
cfsota.mayfaire@gmail.com

Downton Abbey

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/DowntonAbbey

Sunday, May 3, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

The Highlands Community Bank Film Series Downton Abbey (Rated PG) Sun., May 3 at 2pm In the John E. Hillert Auditorium at the Historic Masonic Theatre **All Films are Free** We've been expecting you. "How you hate to be wrong. I wouldn't know. I'm not familiar with the sensation." About the film: The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the king and queen of England soon unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue -- leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance. We are pleased to present an ongoing series of classic, family and popular films, shown in the beautifully restored John E. Hillert Auditorium.

Date/Hours:
Sunday, May 3, 2020(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Gran Fondo Alleghany
540-962-2178
Fax: 540-962-2179

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AlleghanyHighlandsCyclingFestivalGranFondo

Saturday, May 9, 2020
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Covington

Alleghany
110 Mall Road
Covington, VA 24426

Virginia's First and Finest Fondo!The Gran Fondo Alleghany will celebrate its 11th edition this May, and our commitment to providing our riders with a premium experience remains steadfast. Visit the beautiful Alleghany Highlands of Virginia to ride in one of the most scenic Gran Fondo's on the east coast! The event rightfully exemplifies it's name "Agony in the Alleghanies" with our Gran Fondo course reaching nearly 10,000 feet of climbing! NEW IN 2020: We have moved the date up of the 2020 Gran Fondo to MAY 9th to avoid the increasingly warm temperatures in July. This event features a Gran Fondo: 103 Miles Media Fondo: 69 MilesMedio Mountain: 64 miles + Hot Springs Mountain Climb Piccolo Fondo: 30 Miles King and Queen of the Mountain races (Hot Springs Mountain) Visit our website for more information!: http://granfondoalleghany.com/

Date/Hours:
Saturday, May 9, 2020(7:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Email:
sknick@ahchamber.com

Member's Choice

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/MembersChoice

Sunday, May 10, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

The Highlands Community Bank Film Series Member's Choice Sun., May 10 at 2pm In the John E. Hillert Auditorium at the Historic Masonic Theatre **All Films are Free** We are pleased to present an ongoing series of classic, family and popular films, shown in the beautifully restored John E. Hillert Auditorium.

Date/Hours:
Sunday, May 10, 2020(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Cash Unchained at the Historic Masonic Theatre

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CashUnchainedattheHistoricMasonicTheatre

Saturday, May 16, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

Everyone is still talking about last year's performance by this talented young artist. By popular demand, we are bringing him for a Saturday night concert event sure to amaze. Take a journey back in time to the life and music of "The Man in Black" performed by Cash Unchained. The band has been nationally sought after and has toured all over the U.S., bringing the sights and sounds of the legendary Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash may not have been the greatest singer or musical technician, but his sound was unforgettable. Steady like a train, sharp as a razor, with the perfect blend of country, rock 'n' roll, and folk music, Cash paved the way for artists of all genres for years to come. Without Johnny Cash, we wouldn't have some of the finest music we've all enjoyed over the past 6 decades. Performed by some of the finest musicians in the state of Virginia, James Tamelcoff III captures Cash's trademark baritone voice, while his band delivers the infectious, driving rhythm of the Tennessee Three. This performance is part of the SONA Bank Concert Series.

Date/Hours:
Saturday, May 16, 2020(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

Grease Screening

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Sunday, May 17, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

The Highlands Community Bank Film Series Grease (Rated PG-13) Sun., May 17 at 2pm In the John E. Hillert Auditorium at the Historic Masonic Theatre **All Films are Free** I've got chills they're multiplying. It's electrifying! About the film: Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? We are pleased to present an ongoing series of classic, family and popular films, shown in the beautifully restored John E. Hillert Auditorium.

Date/Hours:
Sunday, May 17, 2020(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

The WannaBeatles at the Historic Masonic Theatre

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Friday, June 5, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

THE WANNABEATLES are Grammy-nominated entertainers that have started a bit of Beatlemania of their own, and after their memorable concert on our main stage in 2017, they are now a member of the family! The big question: Who will dance on stage with the four lads during this performance? Maybe you! It's becoming a tradition. Get ready to take a magical mystery tour filled with great Beatles standards, hilarious parodies, on-stage antics, fab fan trivia, and much more. With an emphasis on audience participation, this high energy band offers family-friendly entertainment for audiences of all ages. The WannaBeatles go where no Beatles Band has gone before - and you've got "A Ticket To Ride!" This concert kicks-off the Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day and C&O Railway Festival weekend. Make plans to join us for Heritage Day on June 6, 2020.

Date/Hours:
Friday, June 5, 2020(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

Annual Flag Day Celebration

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Sunday, June 14, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

NEW PLACE AND TIMEOur annual Flag Day ceremony will take place in the Underground Lounge of the Historic Masonic Theatre and will be held at the new time of 3pm this year. We are proud to announce that we will be holding a Quilts of Valor ceremony to honor 4 area Veterans. Patriotic music, flag presentations by the local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and a benefit lunch with birthday cake will follow. Grab a friend and come celebrate with us. Kid friendly!

Date/Hours:
Sunday, June 14, 2020(3:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

Email:
cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k
540-962-2178
Fax: 540-962-2179

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/JRSTHalfMarathon10k5kand1mileFamilyFunRun

Saturday, June 27, 2020
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Covington

Alleghany
110 Mall Road
Covington, VA 24426

The Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon is held on one of the most scenic trails in the country.  The Jackson River Scenic Trail follows its namesake river, winding its way between Intervale, just north of Covington, to Smith Bridge Trail Head following an old railroad bed of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (Hot Springs Branch) and passes through small communities, cultivated fields, and small patches of woodland along the way. It's common to see wildlife from the trail (birds, turtles, raccoons, rabbits, ground hogs, and deer).  Our course is on the smooth crushed gravel surface of The Jackson River Scenic Trail. The trail is mostly flat with some light hills. All finishers will receive a medal.  Strollers will be allowed in the 5k event and will start in the back of the group at the start line.  The course is certified by USATF as a Boston Marathon qualifying marathon race. Coinciding with the annual Covington Cork and Pork Festival BBQ in Covington, VA everyone is encouraged to stay following the race and visit this Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event.  While the barbeque will stand front and center as the centerpiece of this festival, there will be entertainment, a wine tasting event, and children activities.      

Date/Hours:
Saturday, June 27, 2020(7:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Email:
sknick@ahchamber.com

Annual Stars and Stripes Celebration

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualStarsandStripesCelebration

Saturday, July 4, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
547 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

Start the day off right by watching or participating in our Stars and Stripes parade. Line up will be at 11am with the parade starting at noon this year. After the parade visit the Historic Masonic Theatre for many activities honoring those who have served. Get some great products from our local vendors who will be set up before and after the parade. Later that evening head down to the C&O Railway Heritage grounds for food, entertainment, and an awesome fireworks show. More details to come....Please call 862.2000 to register for the parade.

Date/Hours:
Saturday, July 4, 2020(12:00 PM - 9:30 PM)

Email:
cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

Lake Moomaw 1 Mile Open Water Swim

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Saturday, August 1, 2020
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Covington

Alleghany
110 Mall Road
Covington, VA 24426

The Lake Moomaw One Mile Open Water Swim takes place amid the beautiful mountain landscape and breathtaking scenery of the Alleghany Highlands.  Lake Moomaw is a gorgeous setting for this event.  The Alleghany Highland Chamber of Commerce and Tourism co-hosts the event with Dave Holland, United States Masters Swimming Long Distance Chair. Lake Moomaw is among the most popular developed recreation areas in the George Washington National Forest and provides an endless array of activities including boating, fishing, hiking, biking and camping. Whether you come for the day’s event or make this your weekend destination there is something for everyone!

Date/Hours:
Saturday, August 1, 2020(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Email:
sknick@ahchamber.com

AbbaFab: The Premier Abba Experience

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AbbaFabThePremierAbbaExperience

Saturday, September 12, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

UPDATE: This event Has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 7:30pm! Same great show, new date! Current ticket holders will be given the option to keep their tickets for the rescheduled date, be provided a full refund, and be given the opportunity to donate their tickets and receive a tax receipt for the full value of the tickets. The Historic Masonic Theatre is working to maintain our operations during this crisis and converting tickets into a charitable donation will help us meet our obligations. We remain vigilant and are prepared to make decisions and change policy based on current needs, as well as in response to changing conditions. Please feel free to call us at 540.862.5655 if you have questions. With vocals and musicianship that are second to none, the ABBAFAB vibe is infectious! ABBA fans love it and new ABBA fans are created at every show. There’s no generation gap here, so let’s ALL party like it’s 1979! This performance is part of the SONA Bank Concert Series.Tickets: Main Orchestra: $30; Rear Orchestra and Front Balcony: $25; Rear Balcony: $20; Box Seats: $40.

Date/Hours:
Saturday, September 12, 2020(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

Email:
info@historicmasonictheatre.com

Scott Miller & Friends

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/ScottMillerFriends

Saturday, September 19, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
The Historic Masonic Theatre
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

Scott Miller & FriendsSat., Sept. 19, 2020 at 7:30PMIn the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets: $30-$22, Boxes $45 Scott Miller was our headliner for our Grand Re-Opening Celebration in 2016, so he's like a member of the family. What better way to celebrate Heritage Day weekend than to have Scott back? This time, Scott is bringing along a few of his friends to join in the fun! Recently inducted to the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame, fiery roots-rock singer/songwriter SCOTT MILLER returned to his native Virginia to tend the family farm while continuing to release and perform new music informed by that rural area, history, and Appalachia. “Miller combines the emotional honesty and intelligence of a singer/songwriter with the swagger and enthusiasm of a rock & roller… a gifted and eclectic solo artist.” (AllMusic.com) Recently on tour with Patty Griffin, Robbie Fulks, Paul Thorn, Robin & Linda Williams, and American Aquarium.

Date/Hours:
Saturday, September 19, 2020(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

Email:
masonictheatre@yahoo.com

Alleghany Highlands Triathlon
540-862-2000
Fax: 540-862-2000

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AlleghanyHighlandsTriathlon

Saturday, September 26, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
4017 Nicelytown Road
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

  Join us on Saturday, Septmeber 26th for a Fun 5K Run, 5 Mile Paddle and 10 Mile Bike in Clifton Forge, VA, the beautiful Alleghany Highlands. Race begins at the Sharon Community Center in Clifton Forge at 4017 Nicelytown Road, Clifton Forge. The finish line and celebration will be at the Masonic Amphitheatre on Church Street in downtown CFVA. Bartley's Meat Market will have bbq with all the trimmings, mac n cheese, baked beans, and potatoes for all race participants. Spectators can purchase lunch if they wish. Packet pick-up and registration will be 5:30-7pm September 25th at Jack Mason's Tavern and 7:30 am at The Sharon Community Center on May 18. The overall male and female top finisher will each receive a free 1 night stay for 2 at the Omni Homestead Resort (Sun.-Thurs.)! Medals or trophies will be given for top finishers in multiple age groups as well as teams. This is a great event for all levels of participants. .   

Date/Hours:
Saturday, September 26, 2020(9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Email:
cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

Art of Chocolate Festival 2020 Rescheduled

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/ArtofChocolateFestival2020

Saturday, September 26, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

This event has been rescheduled to September 26th from 11am to 3pm.   The same great festival just moved to September.  More info soon!  

Date/Hours:
Saturday, September 26, 2020(11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Down Town Trick or Treating and Merchant Costume Contest

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/DownTownTrickorTreatingandMerchantCostumeContest

Saturday, October 31, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
501 East Ridgeway Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

Visit Downtown Clifton Forge on Halloween from 1PM to 5PM!  Trick or Treat with down town merchants while also enjoying pumpkins hand painted by Clifton Middle School artists,store front decorations, fun costumes, CANDY and more...

Date/Hours:
Saturday, October 31, 2020(1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

Email:
cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

An Evening with Buddy Holly: featuring Robbie Limon Rescheduled

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnEveningwithBuddyHollyfeaturingRobbieLimon

Saturday, November 7, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA 2442

UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled to SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2020 at 7:30PM. Current ticket holders will be given the option to keep their tickets for the rescheduled date, be provided a full refund, or be given the opportunity to donate their tickets and receive a tax receipt for the full value of the tickets. The Historic Masonic Theatre is working to maintain our operations during this crisis and converting tickets into a charitable donation will help us meet our obligations. We remain vigilant regarding the current health crisis and are prepared to make decisions and change policy based in response to changing conditions. Please feel free to call us at 540.862.5655 if you have any questions.

Date/Hours:
Saturday, November 7, 2020(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

Email:
masonictheatre@yahoo.com

Clifton Forge Town Tree Lighting

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CliftonForgeTownTreeLighting

Friday, November 20, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Clifton Forge (city)
547 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

  Friday, November 20 at 6PM we will begin our community celebrations in Clifton Forge with an official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree. Enjoy performances by Garlynda's Fancy Feet Dancers and Patsy's Ultimate Dance Explosion Cloggers! Then sing along to Jingle Bells and enjoy some refreshments. In the event of rain the ceremony will be held at 6pm on the 21st.

Date/Hours:
Friday, November 20, 2020(6:00 PM - 6:30 PM)

Email:
cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

Clifton Forge Christmas Parade-Merry and Bright

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CliftonForgeChristmasParade

Friday, December 4, 2020
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Clifton Forge

Clifton Forge (city)
400 E Ridgeway Street
Clifton Forge , VA 24422

On Friday evening December 4th at the new time of 6:30PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2020 Christmas Parade. This year we have chosen , "Merry and Bright"' for our theme.As in past years, the parade will begin at the intersection of Ridgeway and Roxbury Streets and continue down Ridgeway Street through the historic district to the Clifton Forge Fire Station on D Street. Nice trophies will be given our for best religious float, best private and public vehicles, best marching unit, best dance entry, best clogging entry, most creative entry, best animal entry, best overall float, Starz award, and judges favorite. Call 862.2000 to enter.

Date/Hours:
Friday, December 4, 2020(6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

Email:
cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

Ricky Tims Master Class Quilt Retreat

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RickyTimsMasterClassQuiltRetreat

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - Saturday, February 20, 2021
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

The Ricky Tims Master Class Quilt Retreat offers a comprehensive quilt curriculum for all quilters. This customized event will teach, encourage, inspire, and will most certainly keep you entertained. Ricky demystifies seemingly complex concepts, and teaches mastery of unique techniques. The sessions cover improvisational patchwork, no-pins precision curved piecing, design guidelines, color theory, dyeing basics, and machine quilting tips that work for both domestic and long arm. You will learn beautiful outline appliqué and innovative piecing techniques—most of which don’t require a quarter-inch seam! Ricky’s goal is to change how you think when it comes to quilting. He will help you to reevaluate your quilting experience and give you the ability to define who you are as a quilter. The seminar will benefit all quilters—beginners or experienced—traditional or art. In addition to the methods and techniques being taught, there will be plenty of fun projects/patterns for you to consider. Thursday, February 18, 3:00pm to 7:00pm Includes a meet and greet and dinner. Friday, February 19, 8:30am to 8:00pm Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner and evening session. Saturday, February 20, 8:30am to 3:00pm Lectures with Ricky, Breakfast & Lunch. 3:30 to 6:30, Demos and Dinner, 7:00 to 9:00 Ricky Tims in Concert

Date/Hours:
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - Saturday, February 20, 2021(3:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Ricky Tims in Concert

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Saturday, February 20, 2021
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Clifton Forge

Alleghany
510 Main Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

Spend a fun and entertaining evening of music and story-telling with award-winning musician and quilter, Ricky Tims. Ricky's hilarious and inspirational stories are punctuated with performances of his original piano compositions and arraignments accompanied by elaborate visual display. Ricky is known as a skilled entertainer, and his concerts are a must-see event. He always has a few surprises up his sleeves, so even if you’ve been to one of his concerts before, you can be sure you will hear something new each time you spend an evening with Ricky.

Date/Hours:
Saturday, February 20, 2021(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

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