If you do not want to miss out on the social highlight of the year, make sure to start planning for the Parkes Picnic Races on the June long weekend – there is less than a month to go!
The event offers loads of entertainment with a great day of racing, live music, children’s entertainment and the popular Fashions on the Field.
The racecourse provides full bar and betting facilities, as well as a range of catering services, while a range of catered marquees will offer packaged food and beverage tickets with seating. Patrons are welcome to bring their own food hampers and picnic on the grass, however the racecourse is a licensed venue so no alcohol is to be brought onto the grounds.
One of the Central West’s most prestigious Fashions on the Field competitions will take place once again with fantastic cash and prizes on offer.
A team of ‘Fashions on the Field’ spotters will be keeping a close eye on the crowd for race wear that expresses style and originality, selecting semi-finalists. As the crowd on Picnic Race Day is large, suitably dressed candidates are invited to present themselves at the semi-final judging before 2pm.
All judging commences at 2pm at the Parkes Coradgery and Diggers Amateur Racing Club Committee Tent, near the track. Judging starts at 2pm for all categories, and the finals are at approximately 3.30pm. Fashionable fillies, stylish gents and chic kids have the opportunity to be crowned the highly sought after Fashions on the Field winner, with the following categories: Elegant Lady, Stylish Man, Contemporary and Millinery.