Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Can I buy Steeplechase of Charleston tickets on race day?

A: Yes, cash and card general admission will be available for purchase on race day. Due to the limited amount of Infield, Rail, and Front Row tailgating spots, we do ask that these are purchased ahead of race day.

Q: Are tickets included with tailgate purchase?

A: Two General Admission tickets are included with all tailgate purchases. Bringing friends along? Purchase additional General Admission tickets.

Q: Are dogs allowed?

A: No, to ensure a safe environment for all horses and patrons, we do not allow pets.

Q: Will there be food?

A: Yes. We have vendors set up in the Infield. Additionally, VIP tickets include food and beverages.

Q: Will I get the same tailgate space as last year?

A:  Yes, as long as you respond to the invitation sent by Steeplechase of Charleston. If you reserved a tailgate space the prior year, you can reserve that space again.  If our team has not received a response, they will sell the space to another patron.

Q: What happens if it rains?

A: We hope for beautiful weather as the races will take place! In the event of a true weather emergency, we recommend you sign up for our newsletter to receive updates. 

Q: How do I get a tent?

A: You can reserve a tent here. This is (in our opinion) the premiere way to experience Steeplechase of Charleston with friends and family!

Q: What time should I get there?

A: Gates open at 9:00am. People typically start lining up an hour before. Races do not start until 1:30pm, so there is plenty of time to arrive, park, unpack, and shop before the horses run.

Q: Do children need to purchase tickets?

A: Children under 12 are admitted for free to Steeplechase of Charleston. Select their free tickets during checkout.

Q: How do I become a vendor or sponsor for Steeplechase of Charleston?

A: To enquire about becoming a vendor, email For sponsorship or hospitality enquiries, click here

Q: Can I get directions to Steeplechase of Charleston?

A: Of course! See the map below or click here for google maps directions. 


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