Keep the Spring Races going with Sydney’s extravagant Fernhill Estate Picnic Race Day
If you’re still in party mode after the Melbourne Cup, don’t miss out on Sydney’s first and only country race day which will be held at the historic Fernhill Estate. Located just an hour from Sydney’s CBD, the annual Fernhill Picnic Race Day features the $25,000 Carlton Mid Cup as part of a six-race program. The glamorous event encompasses live music performances, gourmet food and fashion set amongst a gorgeous backdrop of 1850 acres of land where the early 18th century sandstone Fernhill mansion sits. Dress up and join thousands for old fashioned race day fun and enjoy champagne, stylish cocktails and canapés in the private lounges or soak up the sunshine on Fernhill’s picnic lawns.
Aside from the main attraction of the Carlton Mid Cup, there will also be a live broadcast of the final races of the Melbourne cup as well as full bookmaker facilities for enthusiasts. Fernhill Race Day is also a very family-friendly event with plenty of entertainment for the kids and an alcohol-free picnic zone. Activities for children include horse drawn cart rides, a jumping castle, petting farm, pony rides and games.
Fernhill Race Day offers a sophisticated selection of the finest international and local cuisines which include gourmet burgers and steak sandwiches from the Aussie Grill, Brazilian BBQ and Mexican. Head to the Carlton Mid Beer Garden to sample the range of refreshing beers or finish off lunch with a quality coffee and gelato. With so many options to choose from, Race Day at Fernhill is a culinary delight for everyone.
For those who are passionate about races fashion, the best dressed ladies and gentlemen will be eligible to receive a share of $2,000 worth of prizes. The experts will assess participants’ individual style and creativity in showcasing country races attire in the Fernhill Fashion Spotting Competition as well as their understanding of current trends.
Fernhill Estate Picnic Race Day starts at 10am on Saturday 9 September and finishes at 9pm.
The first race will begin at 1pm.
For tickets visit the Fernhill site.