Saturday, October 14, 2023

Host a Tailgate Party!


Be part of the Genesee Valley Hunt Races on October 14, 2023

One of the best ways to celebrate a fine Fall day at the races is with a tailgate picnic. Invite your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, hobby group, volunteer organization, church group, school class!

Lay out a picnic spread in the back of your SUV, mini-cooper, pick-up – any vehicle works, or even bring a table. Whether your style is grand — linen tablecloths, silver chafing dishes and crystal goblets – or rustic – chips and PB&J – create a personalized tailgate experience that you and your guests will enjoy!


Recipe for hosting a Tailgate Party

  • Reserve an infield or outfield parking spot (ranging from $150 to $350)
  • Pack your vehicle to the legal limit with passengers and goodies
  • Additional guests purchase General Admissions tickets ($15 pre-purchase at or Bank of Castile) and join you at your parking space
  • Eat, Drink, Be Merry!

Purchase Reserved Parking Now


Enter the Tailgate Competition


Parking Patrons are welcome to enter the GVH Races Grand Tailgate Contest.  A $20 entry fee is required (can be paid at time of parking space purchase, or by 10:45 AM at Information tent on race day). ALL entry fees are donated to area food pantries.  

Grand Tailgate winner (best overall) receives rosette & restaurant gift certificate

Additionally, judges will be awarding prizes in the following categories (entrants no longer need to designate category)

  • Best Culinary Experience
  • Best Hunt/Equestrian Theme
  • Best New York State Farm to Tailgate

Guest chefs/celebrities judge the tailgates on their presentation and taste. They award first, second, and third places in each category. First-place winners receive restaurant gift certificates. 

Judging promptly starts at 11:00 AM

Entry fee: $20.00
Entries may be submitted on race day at the Information Tent before 10:45 am.
All proceeds from the Tailgate Competition support the Avon & Geneseo/Groveland Emergency Food Pantries.

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