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Outdoor Events this Weekend - November 8

Polo Championships

When: November 10 & 11

Where: Westworld Scottsdale

Horses & Horsepower returns more impressive than ever. After a record-breaking 2017, the 8th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships will include many new elements, old favorites and a first-time appearance by Ralph Lauren model and world-famous polo player Nacho Figueras.

This year will also see the Scottsdale debut of Memo Gracida, widely considered to be one of the top two players in the history of polo as well as teams from Italy, Malibu, Miami, and Wales. They will join the Arizona Polo Club, Polo Azteca and Work To Ride, the first all African-American high school polo champions in American history.

The festivities wouldn’t be complete without the return of the Wales Polo Team, led by Captain Ricky Cooper and one of Europe’s finest players, Pete Webb. They will be joined by Ashley Busch, who made her Scottsdale debut last year. Busch is a long-time polo player, model and global brand ambassador for the USPA and wife of NASCAR Champion Kurt Busch.

Saturday will again have four matches with two on Sunday including the final match, The International, which will feature the best players from the weekend playing each other for the highest goal match of the event. It will be preceded by a “Battle of the Sexes” match in honor of Sunny Hale, the greatest female polo player of all time. Hale played in the Scottsdale event on two occasions.

Mesa Music Festival

When: November 9 - 11

Where: Downtown Mesa

The Mesa Music Festival is a free admission music and arts festival that celebrates the culture of Downtown Mesa.  With performances by over 300 artists from around the world, the Mesa Music Festival is the premier emerging artist festival in Arizona.

NovemBEER Festival

When: November 10

Where: Downtown Phoenix

NovemBEER is a celebration of beer! What started as small weekly beer tastings, has transformed into a full-fledged festival featuring over 50 breweries, food, and entertainment. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from over 100 beers while kicking back in the heart of Downtown Phoenix.

Enjoy samples from over 50 of your favorite breweries including all your favorite locals from around the Valley. Guests will also enjoy access to the vendor village and food vendors including Hogg Doggs, Tacos Huicho, and Que Chevere. Come and enjoy ice cold brews while also challenging your friends in giant pong or jenga!

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