The World Trophy Accordion Championship makes a rare appearance in the United States this year with the event being held in Spokane starting Oct. 23.
The competition runs five days and ends with the crowning of a 2012 world winner.
The 60-year-old contest features the best of the best in accordion music. Competitors come from Asia, Europe, Australia, North America, South America and Africa.
For more information, go to www.worldtrophyaccordion.org.