Tailgating & Activities

Tailgate Contest

Unfortunately, the Tailgate contest will not be held this Fall due to COVID-19.  We look forward to bringing back this fun addition to the races in 2022.

Official drink: The Mint Julep - click here for the recipe

Hat Contest
Once again, we will be holding our popular hat contest on Race Day.

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

Entering the contest is easy. If your party is on Members Hill come to the Winner’s Circle in front of the Steward Stand at 2:15pm and pickup your entry number. The contest will start at 2:30pm. If you party is located in either the North or South areas of the course meet at the Entrance Gate to Members Hill at 2:00pm. Look for the sign that says “Hat Contest” and join the parade to the Winner’s Circle.

           

Ticket sales for the International Gold Cup Races will begin on Thursday, September 8 at 9:00 AM. In the meantime, please call us at 540-347-2612 with any questions you might have.

North Side

Experience the race course from the North side of the track.

The North side is appealing to those guests who are coming to the races from areas North such as Fairfax, Washington, DC and Maryland.  The views are of the final turn before heading down the final strech to the finish line.  Don't worry, you can view the beginning of the race on the big screens as well.

 

 

 

Additional Car Pass - North Rail
Price: $100.00

Additional Parking pass on the North Side of the race course. (Gate 9) and are available for purchase by RAIL SPACE HOLDERS ONLY. 
No General admission sales will be done.

Admission Wrist Band
Price: $75.00

Up to 5 additional wristbands will be sold to any space holder. 
Wristbands ARE NOT available on a general admission basis.

  **Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

Rail 1 North
Price: $895.00

Front Row viewing on the North Rail.  Tailgate space is 12'x 20' space and comes with a 10x10 tent all located within the North Rail Enclosure The space comfortably accommodates 12 guests but upto 15 is now allowed.  Ticket package includes 1 Reserved Parking pass, 2 North Admission car pass (Gate 7) and 10 Official Admission Wrist Bands.  Space owners can purchase up to 5 additional wristbands.

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

Rail 2 North
Price: $400.00

Have a smaller group?  This is the space for you.  A reserved 12x20 tailgate space located in the North Enclosure, in Row 2.  The space allows you to tailgate in a traditional setting with a smaller group.  Tickets include 1 - reserved tailage car pass (Gate 3) and 4 Official Admission Wristbands.  No Additional wristbands or car passes may be purchased.

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

Rail 4 North
Price: $795.00

Tailgate space is 12'x 20' space and comes with a 10x10 tent all located within the North Rail Enclosure The space comfortably accommodates 12 guests but upto 15 is now allowed.  Ticket package includes 1 Reserved Parking pass (Gate 3), 2 North Admission car pass (Gate 7) and 10 Official Admission Wristbands.  Space owners can purchase up to 5 additional wristbands.

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

Van / Limo Pass - North (7-15 guests)
Price: $700.00

Have a larger group but don't need a bus?  Van / Limo passes are for groups of 7-15 guests.  Typical size of van is referred to as a "commuter van" for easy reference. Cost is for parking the van / limo only, you will need to secure a van / limo thru a private company.  Each person is required to wear an official wristband for entrance to the event.  Passes will be sold to current space holders only.

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

Van/Limo will use Gate 7

Mini Bus Pass - North (16-30 guests)
Price: $1,500.00

Mini Buses are for groups of 16-30 guests.  Cost is for parking the mini bus only, you will need to secure a mini bus thru a private company.  Each person required to wear a official wristband.  Buses are only sold to space holders.

Buses will use Gate 9

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

Commercial Bus Pass - North (31-55 guests)
Price: $2,700.00

Commercial buses holding 30-55 guests require this special bus pass.  Cost is for parking the bus only, you will need to secure a bus thru a private company. Each person is required to wear an official wristband. Passes will only be sold to space holders.  

Vehicles without the proper pass will be not be allowed to enter the event parking area.

Busses will use Gate 9

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

Rail 3 North
Price: $400.00

Have a smaller group?  This is the space for you.  A reserved 12x20 tailgate space located in the North Enclosure, in Row 3.  The space allows you to tailgate in a traditional setting with a smaller group.  Tickets include 1 - reserved tailage car pass (Gate 3) and 4 Official Admission Wristbands.  No Additional wristbands may be purchased.

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

North Chalet Tent (NCT)
Price: $4,475.00

While our North Chalet Tents are Sold Out we do have avalibiltiy on the South Side.

Larger Group?  Book one of our Exclusive Tents on the North Rail.  Location is along the race course fence allowing your guest a front row view of the racing!  Space includes a 8' x 20' patio along the fence, a 20' x 20' tent and a 16' x 20' patio at the back.  Sidewalls will be on either side to make your tent space more private.  Ticketing includes 75 Official Wristbands and 25 General Car passes (Gate 7).

Members Hill

Members Hill - the who's who of steeplechase can be found here along with our Corporate Sponsors, the expanded vendor village and more.

Want to see the horses as the circle the paddock before the race?  Book a space today.

 

Life Member Package
Price: $400.00

Great Meadow's Life Members may purchase a package that includes a Members Hill general parking pass and 4 Members Hill badges. 

This pass is not for the General Pubilc, if you would like additional information on becoming a Life Founding Member of Great Meadow please email info@greatmeadow.org

Bronze Hospitality Tent
Price: $5,500.00

Accommodates up to 25 guests and includes one 15'x15' tent on North Members Hill, affording a view of the North end of the racecourse, with an 8'x15' picket fenced terrace, 1 - 4' round, 1-6' rectangular table, 1 - 8' rectangular table, 2-2'x42" tables, 16 chairs and 15 Official Race Programs. Tickets include 25 Official Admission Wristbands, 3 North Members Hill car passes (Gate 1) and 9 Guest car passes (Gate 5). 

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

Oakwood Box
Price: $795.00

Tailgate on the Hill.  We have transformed our Oakwood boxes into tailgates!  The space is 12' x 20' and allows for parties for up to 15 guests.   Includes 1 Reserved Car Pass (Gate 1), 2 guest car passes (Gate 5) and 10 Official Admission Wristbands  

**Each person must wear a wristband.**  Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. 

Guests who had Oakwood Boxes in past years will be assigned an Oakwood Tailgate based on your prior space number.  Rows A - B - C will be in tailgate row 1 and Rows D - E - F will be in tailgate row 2.  Space numbers will be assigned according to prior space number. 

Steward Stand Parking #57 - 87
Price: $795.00

Exclusive Members Hill tailgating located behind Row 1.  The space is 12' x 20' and allows for parties for up to 15 guests.   Includes 1 Reserved Car Pass (Gate 1), 2 guest car passes (Gate 5)  and 10 Official Admission Wristbands

 **Each person must wear a wristband. **  Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

If you are NOT RENEWING your space from last year, but are ordering a Steward Stand Parking for the first time, please add your 2nd & 3rd preference in the Request Field, as there is very limited availability.  

Steward Stand Parking #1 - 56
Price: $895.00

Exclusive Members Hill tailgating along the finish line front fence. The space is 12' x 20' and allows for parties for up to 15 guests.   Includes 1 Reserved Car Pass (Gate 1), 2 guest car passes (Gate 5) and 10 Official Admission Wristbands  

**Each person must wear a wristband.**  Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. 

If you are ordering a Steward Stand Parking for the first time, please add your 2nd & 3rd preference in the Request Field, as there is very limited availability.  Only second row parking will be available for new orders!

Platinum Hospitality Tent
Price: $12,000.00

Accommodates up to 150 guests and includes one 40'x 40' tent with a 10'x 10' catering tent, a 16'x 40' fenced terrace, 8-4' round tables, 5-8' buffet tables, 2-6' rectangular tables, 6-2' pedestal tables, 75 chairs, 2 portable restrooms and 75 official race programs. Tickets include 150 Official Admission Wristbands, 20 Members Hill car passes (Gate 1) and  55 Guest car passes (Gate 5). 

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

Gold Hospitality Tent
Price: $8,000.00

Accommodates up to 100 guests and includes one 30'x 30' tent with a 10'x 10' catering tent, a 16'x 30' fenced terrace, 6-4' round tables, 3-8' buffet tables, 3-6' rectangular tables, 4-2' pedestal tables, 50 chairs, 2 portable restrooms and 50 official race programs. Tickets include 100 Official Admission Wristbands, 10 Members Hill car passes (Gate 1) and 40 Guest car passes (Gate 5).

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

 

Silver Hospitality Tent
Price: $7,000.00

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Accommodates up to 50 guests and includes one 20'x 20' tent with a 10'x 10' catering tent, 16'x 20' fenced terrace, 4-3' round tables, 4-6' rectangular tables, 2-2' pedestal tables, 25 chairs, 1 portable restroom and 25 official race programs. Tickets include 50 Official Admission Wristbands, 5 Members Hill car passes (Gate 1) and 20 guest car passes (Gate 5). 

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

 

Broadview Box
Price: $795.00

Mingle with the "Who is Who" of The Virginia Gold Cup races, and tailgate in a Broadview Box with unbelievable views of the race course. The space is 12' x 20' and allows for parties for up to 15 guests.  Includes 1 Reserved Car Pass (Gate 1), 2 guest car passes (Gate 5) and 10 Official Admission Wristbands. 

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

If you are NOT RENEWING your space from last year, but are ordering a Broadview Box for the first time, please add your 2nd & 3rd preference in the Request Field, as there is very limited availability.

South Side

The South Side is located along the first and second turns in most of the races.  If you are coming to the races from Winchester, Richmond, Fredericksburg or most of Fauquier County you will enjoy the ease of getting on & off Route 17 by booking a space here.

Your party can view the final stretch of the race course on the big screens, ensuring you don't miss any of the action! 

Additional Car Pass - South Rail
Price: $100.00

General Parking pass on the South Side of the race course (Gate 8).  Passes are available for purchase RAIL SPACE HOLDERS ONLY.  
No General admission sales will be done.

Admission Wrist Band
Price: $75.00

Up to 5 additional wristbands will be sold to any space holder.  
Wristbands ARE NOT available on a general admission basis.

  **Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

South Chalet Tent (SCT)
Price: $4,475.00

Larger Group?  Book one of our Exclusive Tents on the South Rail.  Location is along the race course fence allowing your guest a front row view of the racing!  Space includes a 8' x 20' patio along the fence, a 20' x 20' tent and a 16' x 20' patio at the back.  Sidewalls will be on either side to make your tent space more private.  Ticketing includes 75 Official Wristbands and 25 General Car passes (Gate 8).

Rail 1 South
Price: $895.00

Front Row viewing on the South Rail.  Tailgate space is 12'x 20' space and comes with a 10x10 tent all located within the South Rail Enclosure The space comfortably accommodates 12 guests but upto 15 is now allowed.  Ticket package includes 1 Reserved Parking pass (Gate 4), 2 South Admission car pass (Gate 8) and 10 Official Admission Wristbands.  Space owners can purchase up to 5 additional wristbands.

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

Rail 2 South
Price: $400.00

Have a smaller group?  This is the space for you.  A reserved 12x20 tailgate space located in the South Enclosure, in Row 2.  The space allows you to tailgate in a traditional setting with a smaller group.  Tickets include 1 - reserved tailage car pass (Gate 4) and 4 Official Admission Wristbands.  No Additional wristbands or car passes may be purchased.

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

Rail 4 South
Price: $795.00

Tailgate space is 12'x 20' space and comes with a 10x10 tent all located within the South Rail Enclosure The space comfortably accommodates 12 guests but upto 15 is now allowed.  Ticket package includes 1 Reserved Parking pass (Gate 4), 2 South General car pass (Gate 8)and 10 Admission Wristbands.  Space owners can purchase up to 5 additional wristbands.

 ** All Guests 13 and older must wear a wristband.  Children 12 and under are free if they are accompanied by an adult at all times.

Van / Limo Pass - South (7-15 guests)
Price: $700.00

Have a larger group but don't need a bus?  Van / Limo passes are for groups of 7-15 guests.  Typical size of van is referred to as a "commuter van" for easy reference. Cost is for parking the van / limo only, you will need to secure a van / limo thru a private company.  Each person is required to wear an official wristband for entrance to the event.  Passes will be sold to current space holders only.

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

Van/Limo will use Gate 8

Mini Bus Pass - South (16-30 guests)
Price: $1,500.00

Mini Buses are for groups of 16-30 guests.  Cost is for parking the mini bus only, you will need to secure a mini bus thru a private company.  Each person required to wear a official wristband.  Buses are only sold to space holders.

Buses will use Gate 8

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

Commercial Bus Pass - South (31-55 guests)
Price: $2,700.00

Commercial buses holding 30-55 guests require this special bus pass.  Cost is for parking the bus only, you will need to secure a bus thru a private company. Each person is required to wear an official wristband. Passes will only be sold to space holders.  

Vehicles without the proper pass will be not be allowed to enter the event parking area.

Busses will use Gate 8

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

Rail 3 South
Price: $400.00

Have a smaller group?  This is the space for you.  A reserved 12x20 tailgate space located in the South Enclosure, in Row 3.  The space allows you to tailgate in a traditional setting with a smaller group.  Tickets include 1 - reserved tailage car pass (Gate 4) and 4 Official Admission Wristbands.  No Additional wristbands may be purchased.

**Each person must wear a wristband**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

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