Saturday, October 8, 2022

Host a Tailgate Party!


Be part of the Genesee Valley Hunt Races on October 8, 2022

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


Decide which category you wish to compete in:

  • 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 $150 gift certificates.

Judging promptly starts at 11:15 AM

Entry fee: $20.00
Entries may be submitted on race day at the Information Tent before 11:00 am.
All proceeds from the Tailgate Competition support the Local Food Pantries.

What are you waiting for?