Join us in the beautiful countryside of Fauquier County as we celebrate the 92nd Running of the Virginia Gold Cup Races! This event starts at 10am and lasts until 7pm on May 6th! Gates open at 10am with pre-race activities starting at 11am. Purchase tickets now to avoid the rush!
Tailgating & Activities
Tailgating at the Virginia Gold Cup races is a 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 drink 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’s free! Tailgates will be 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.)
Hat Contest – Presented by Paul Henry’s Windows
Once again, the popular Hat Contest will take place on race day! A beautiful or whimsical hat celebrating the tradition of racing and the rites of spring is all that is needed to join! Head to the paddock around 2:15 to get registered. The contest will begin promptly at 2:15pm!
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
Tickets can be purchased here. The last day to place online orders is Wednesday, May 2nd, at 3pm. All patrons must enter in a vehicle. No pets allowed. Please ensure that you order your tickets before May 3rd at 4pm.
Warrenton Toyota is proud to sponsor this event and we hope to see you there!