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 and 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.
General Admission parking is at the Stono Ferry Stables; cost is $10.
There will be a Hat Contest for the women and a Best Dressed Contest for the men. 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 at 12:30 PM. The winners of both will be annouced after the first race around 1:15 PM and each will receive a prize.
In addition, there will be a Tailgate Contest for all those who have purchased a tailgate spot. The winner will be announced after the second race around 1:45 PM and will receive a prize.