Race Day Details
Charleston's favorite party will take place on Sunday November 12th at the beautiful Stono Ferry Racetrack in Hollywood, SC. Come out early and enjoy shopping at our Vendor Village or participate in the Hat Contest. Set up a spot for an afternoon of picnicking and tailgating, meander along the beautiful grounds and watch the most exciting horse racing in Charleston, SC with family and friends!
This is a family event. Attire on the racecourse is somewhat casual though many show-up in sundresses for ladies and dress shirts and sport coats, bow ties, khakis and polo shirts for men. Jeans are rarely seen at the Steeplechase of Charleston. Since it’s a dressy venue and it’s outdoors, many men and women wear hats! Due to the terrain, which is grassy and undulating, flat-soled shoes are highly recommended while stiletto heels are not.
The official caterer of the Steeplechase of Charleston is Islands Catering.
General Admission parking is in a designated location in the infield.
There will be a Hat Contest for the women and a Best Dressed Contest for the men. To participate in either of these contests please register on race day before 12:00 PM, at the Information Tent located near Vendor Village. Judging will take place on the track near the finish line at 12:30 PM. The winners of both will be annouced after the first race around 1:15 PM and each will receive a prize.
In addition, there will a Tailgate Contest for all those who have purchased a tailgate spot. The winner will be annouced after the second race around 1:45 PM and will receive a prize.