The 2019 Steeplechase of Charleston
Bring your friends and family on November 17th for a splendid day spent outdoors watching world-class horse racing. In between the races, take advantage of early holiday shopping by visiting our Vendor Village – filled with the best of Lowcountry artisans. Bring a tailgate spread or choose one of our unique food opportunities such as the all-inclusive VIP Chalet, your own private Hospitality Tent with catering, or taste from an assortment of local restaurants.
Take a walk through our infield to enjoy a local band or one of our many over-the-top fashion contests. With all-ages in mind, we have a Family Zone area featuring activities, selfie walls, lounge areas and even a Ferris Wheel, to give you a birds-eye view.
With deep roots in southern heritage, this Charleston tradition began in 1792 and will be ushered into its new era. The family-friendly Sunday event will feature five high-stakes races with coveted titles on the line. So pack your coolers, grab your big hats and bow ties. We’ll see you at the races! The Steeplechase of Charleston is a National Steeplechase Association sanctioned Race Meet.
The Good Cheer Fund was established in 1927 by Thomas P. Lesesne, former managing editor of The News and Courier as a Lowcountry community outreach program to help people in need during the holiday season.
The Good Cheer Fund traditionally begins the Sunday after Thanksgiving and runs through Christmas Day. Each day during this period, The Post and Courier publishes daily updates and inspiring accounts of how the fund helps neighbors in need through the seven Good Cheer Fund agencies: Association for the Blind, Carolina Youth Development Center, Catholic Charities, the Lowcountry Food Bank, Salvation Army, Star Gospel Mission and the Charleston Leadership Foundation.
Since the Good Cheer Fund’s beginning, more than $8,735,417.93 has been raised to help families in crisis, clothe the less fortunate, shelter the homeless and feed the hungry of the community.
The Plantation at Stono Ferry Racetrack
2019 RACE DAY SCHEDULE
OUT OF TOWN GUESTS
The Steeplechase of Charleston Team is partial to the city of Charleston. And it turns out, we are not the only ones! In July, Travel + Leisure readers named Charleston No. 1 U.S. city for 7th year in a row! We can’t wait for you to join us on Sunday, November 17th for race day.
But that is only half of the weekend…
We want you to Experience Charleston fully by exploring this southern city. There are so many things to go in Charleston. Deciding what to go can be tough! To help guide your adventures, we’ve created a weekend itinerary to help you make the most of your time here.