Tailgating & Activities

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 info@bendurepr.com by 5pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Past prizes have included dinners and hotel stays, airline tickets and gift baskets.

Official drink: The Mint Julep - click here for the recipe and don't forget to use  as your mixer!

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! 

The Official Virginia Gold Cup Bus Trip hosted by Lindy Promotions!  Seats are selling fast.  Book today and join the fun!

Additional information on the Bus Trip will be available soon!



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