Tailgating Contest -presented by
Tailgating at the Virginia Gold Cup races is a time honored tradition so make the most of the day and participate in the Tailgate Contest. The best tailgates have a theme, decorations and special food and drinks recipes. Reserved tailgating spots are available on the Member’s Hill, North Rail and South Rail.
When you reserve a tailgate spot you are eligible to enter the tailgate competition – and it is free! Tailgates are judged by a panel of local food and TV personalities.
If you have reserved a tailgate spot and would like to enter the competition, send your name, contact information, and tailgate spot number to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Past prizes have included dinners and hotel stays, airline tickets and gift baskets.
Official drink: The Mint Julep - click here for the recipe
Hat Contest - Presented by
Once again, we will be holding our popular hat contest on Race Day! Join the fun and excitement at 2:15pm in the paddock. A beautiful or whimsical hat celebrating the tradion of racing and the rites of spring are all that is needed to join! Head to the Paddock around 2:15 to get registered. Contest begins promptly at 2:15.
Categories Judged include:
1. Best Racing Theme
2. Funniest/Most Outrageous
3. Most Glamorous/Elegant
4. Best Child (under 18)
5. Best Men’s Showing
If you party is located in either the North or South areas of the course tell them at the gate that you are headed to the hat contest to join in the fun!