Race Day Details


This is a family event. Attire on the racecourse is somewhat casual though many show-up in dresses for ladies and dress shirts, sport coats, bow ties, khakis and polo shirts for men. Jeans are rarely seen at the Steeplechase of Charleston. Keep an eye on the weather and dress accordingly. 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.


Islands Catering is the preferred caterer for race day tailgating.

Pete or Juli Twomey

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Want someone else to handle your bar service in your tailgate tent? Contact Spike Bar Service. Click here for more information.

If you are in a tailgate spot, you are welcome to bring in your own food and beverage.

If you are coming to enjoy the day without having access to a tailgate spot, please plan to stop by our vendor village for shopping, food and drink.



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There will be a Hat Contest Sponsored by Adams Outdoors for the women and a Best Dressed Contest Sponsored by iHeartMedia for the men. The Best Dressed Contest is sponsored by iHeart Media. To participate in either of these contests please register on race day before 12:00 PM, at the Information Tent located in Vendor Village. Judging will take place on the track near the finish line directly following the singing of the National Anthem, where the winners of both will be annouced and win prizes. 

In addition, there will be a Tailgate Contest for all those who have purchased a tailgate spot. It will be judged by Erin Kienzle of Lowcountry Live. The winner will be announced after the second race around 1:15 PM and will receive a prize.

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