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‘Best Week of Fall’ features tournaments and more

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By Chris McGinn

In addition to the weekend Indian Land Fall Festival on Nov. 3-4, many events are planned throughout the week to make Oct. 27-Nov. 4 the “Best Week of Fall.” 
Multiple tournaments will be held, including cornhole, golf and skeet and trap. A networking event is also in the works.
“The goal of these additional events are to provide more ways to connect Indian Land – its people, schools, churches, businesses and civic organizations,” said Mike Neese, festival organizer.
Cornhole tournament
With a chance to win $500, the Indian Land Fall Festival is the best game in town. The event is Oct. 27 at Brew’s Tavern. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the entry fee includes two VFW barbecue lunches.
Players will compete in teams of two in brackets based on the number of final competitors. The winning team in each division will receive $200 and then compete in a grand finale for a final $300 prize.
The entry fee is $60 with a discount of $10 for veterans, fire, EMS and police teams.
Networking event
A networking event will be held with Carolinas Referral Group (CRG) from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Midtown Sundries in Indian Land.
CRG is a networking group with seven locations in the greater Charlotte area.
“The purpose of the event is to showcase locally owned small businesses and introduce them to the community,” said Adam Leach, who is a member of the group. “Additionally, visitors are welcome to learn about our group.”
Attendees can expect to enjoy heavy appetizers and networking with some of the top professionals in the Indian Land and Fort Mill communities. There is no sign-up required and no cost to attendees, as it is sponsored by CRG.
Golf tournament
The annual golf tournament will fall on Halloween this year, so plan on some spooky treats and a few tricks on the course. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. at Carolina Lakes Sun City Golf Club with a noon shotgun start. Lunch is included in the $100 individual entry fee. Teams of four are $350, including lunch.
Sponsorships are available at the ghost ($50), goblin ($125) and ghoul ($400) levels. The day will end with a 19th hole reception, sponsored by the Indian Land Rotary Club.
Skeet and Trap Event
For the first time, the festival is sponsoring a skeet, trap and five-stand target event Nov. 1 at the nearby Charlotte Rifle and Pistol Club, 9130 Kensington Drive, Waxhaw. The club is off Jim Wilson Road at Kensington, just over the state line.
Participants will gather at 11 a.m. for check-in and lunch. Entry fees are $125, which includes 25 skeet, 25 trap and 25 five-stand targets. The event will end about 4 p.m.
To register for any of the tournaments, visit www.indianlandfallfest.com/events.