Seven Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss Steeplechase of Charleston 2022
by Ryan Biddix
- The Horse Races
The premiere attraction at the Steeplechase of Charleston is our five, high-stake horse races: The Charleston Cup, The Post & Courier Cup, The Editor’s Cup, The Lexus Cup, and The Alston Cup. This year we’ve bumped up the purse prize to $100,000, making the stakes higher than ever before. In addition, we will be crowning champions at the end of each race.
- Corgi Cup
In partnership with Lowcountry Corgis, we will be hosting the first-ever Corgi Cup. Over ten stubby and short-legged corgis will be competing in two races around the racetrack for the ultimate prize of the Corgi Cup crown.
- Merchant Market
From leather goods to fine art and jewelry, Merchant Market is the perfect place to do some early holiday shopping. With over thirty different merchants, you are bound to find the perfect gift for that perfect someone. Check out our list of confirmed merchants here
- Live Entertainment
Coming to the stage this year at Steeplechase of Charleston are Southbound 17 and the Yum Yum Boys Old Time Jazz, both local to the Charleston area. They will surely have your feet tapping and mouths moving to the melodic tunes of folk and jazz.
- Opera Performance by Halo
Holy City Arts and Lyric Opera, aka HALO, will be performing the National Anthem in an operatic style during the Opening Ceremony. This local nonprofit arts organization takes an all-inclusive approach to exploring the world of opera. Offering school programs, historical walking tours, opera courses, house concerts, and full-scale productions, the goal of HALO is to make opera more accessible to everyone.
- Color Guard Ceremony by Citadel Cadets
The Color Guard ceremony, which takes place during the Opening Ceremony, will be performed by the Citadel’s Regimental Color Guard, advised by Lieutenant Colonel Remsen (SCSG), Citadel class of ’94.
- Food Trucks
With seven different food trucks, you are sure to find food that suits your taste buds. Coming to Steeplechase this year are Verde, Booze Pops, Fed Up Food Truck, Hamby Catering Food Truck, Mama Dot’s Food Truck, Prancing Pony Coffee Truck, and the RiverDogs Food Truck.