Picnic & Tailgating Options

Priced per car

Race-meet tailgates can be simple country picnics, elaborate affairs with silver and crystal, or themed parties! Adding to the fun and festivities is our traditional tailgate contest. Our roving judges will stop by tailgates to sample the flavor and enjoy the presentation of participating tailgates. In order to participate, simply tell the judges when they stop by that, yes, you would like to be judged!

Railside (best view): $500

Finish line view with exciting stretch runs, steps to the paddock to see the horses before each race, convenient to visiting vendors, railside boxes are in the middle of the action! Railside patrons may begin arriving as early as 10 a.m. to drop off tables, chairs and supplies to their boxes; all vehicles must be removed from railside area by Noon. Tents are permitted.
Limited availability, call 410-977-1725 to confirm availability.

Railside Package: $700 or Premium Railside Package: $1,500

Railside Package gives you all of the above, plus 10 general admission tickets for your guests. Upgrade to Premium Railside to include a tent! Limited availability, call 410-977-1725 for details and availability.

Preferred Patron: $300

Premium hilltop tailgating with great views and traditional tailgating; preferred patrons may begin arriving as early as Noon.

Subscriber Parking: $100

A good tailgating option in a fun-filled viewing area; subscribers may begin arriving as early as Noon. A limited number of these will be available at the gate on race day.

General Parking: $25

General parking is the perfect option for those who wish to carry in a blanket and a picnic basket or who are joining other tailgates. A limited number of these will be available at the gate on race day.

Purchasing Passes

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Online: click here to purchase tickets.

By Phone: 410-977-1725

By E-mail: click here

By Mail: please make check payable to Howard County Cup Races and mail to:
P.O. Box 823
Mount Airy, MD 21771



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