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Steeplechase of Charleston

Join Us for a Day of Ground-Shaking Excitement!

Bring your friends and family for a splendid day spent outdoors watching world-class horse racing. In between the races, take advantage of early holiday shopping by visiting our Merchant Market – filled with the best of Lowcountry artisans. Bring a tailgate spread and enjoy an afternoon of fun.

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, and 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.


Ticketing and Parking Options:

**2023 details coming soon – all ticket types are subject to change

Tailgate: Includes (2) General Admission Tickets, (1) Tentside Parking Pass, and (1) Tailgating Space. Please use the map below to select your desired tailgate spot. Any spots that are grayed out have already been purchased or are unavailable. Tailgate spots may be subject to shift slightly due to weather conditions before or on race day.

General Admission: Your ticket to the races! Enjoy access to our Merchant Market featuring live entertainment, family activities, local artisan vendors, and more. Parking is sold separately. Children 12 and under are free. All guests including children are required to have a ticket.

General Admission Parking: General Admission Parking is located at the Old Wide Awake Plantation, 5149 Trexler Ave, Hollywood, SC 29449. This is just south of the venue entrance at Stono Ferry. Complimentary shuttles will be provided from 8AM-6PM to and from the racetrack. The shuttles will take approximately 10-12 minutes to complete the trip from Wide Awake Plantation to the racetrack.

Due to limited availability, we encourage guests to carpool, rideshare, or purchase a tailgate spot which includes onsite parking and 2 General Admission tickets for just $35 more! Make sure to purchase your parking or coordinate your transportation in advance in order to enjoy a full day at the races!  General Admission parking is $40 per car while supplies last.

Lexus VIP Lounge: The Premium Steeplechase Experience is right on the finish line! Featuring food service and an open bar, elevated views, exclusive experiences, and access to VIP Restroom trailers.

VIP Parking: Limited VIP Parking is located right on the infield of the race track. Requires Lexus VIP Lounge purchase.

Visit our FAQ page or email us at with any questions you may have.

The Stono Ferry Racetrack

5000 Old York Course Road, Hollywood, SC


Schedule subject to change.
8:00 AMEvent Gates Open / General Admission Parking Opens / Shuttle Service Begins
11:00 AMLexus VIP Lounge Opens
12:30 PMOpening Ceremonies
1:00 PMRace 1
1:45 PMRace 2
2:30 PMRace 3
3:15 PMRace 4
4:00 PMRace 5
5:00 PM Event Gates Close
6:00 PM Shuttle Service Ends


Make the most of your charleston experience!