Race Day Details
Charleston's favorite party will take place on Saturday April 8th 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.
Preferred infield parking for $40 is available to purchase on the ticket page. General Admission parking is located at the Stables at Stono Ferry Plantation, $10 cash only on the day of the race, and patrons will walk over to the rack track.
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 1:00 PM at the Walkabout Hats vendor location in Vendor Village. The winners of both will be annouced after the second race around 1:45 PM and each will receive a prize.