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Virginia Tailgating & Steeplechases

Every spring and fall Virginians flock to the fields and tracks to celebrate our many equestrian traditions of polo matches, horse shows, fox hunts and steeplechase race events—all of which also offer great opportunities for tailgating. 

Below we’ve curated expert tips and advice from professional event planners and lifelong equestrians to help you tailgate like a winner. No matter if you are a host or a guest, prepare to cheer in style.

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Top Picnic & Tailgating Tips

Top Tailgating Tips

Take your tailgate to the next level, as you combine a love of the outdoors with entertaining. Whether planning a vineyard picnic or hosting family and friends at one of the local steeplechase races, you’ll find inspiration on recipes, drink pairings, themed décor, barware, games and more to help you create a luxury experience.

VIRGINIA WINE COUNTRY Events & Festivals

In our curated calendar, discover exquisite food and wine festivals, art exhibits, theatre performances, wine dinners, historical tours, cooking classes, concerts, book talks, equestrian events and more.

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VIRGINIA EQUESTRIAN & SPORTING LIFE

Our region is well known for its equestrian traditions of polo matches, horse shows, foxhunts and steeplechase race events—all of which also offer great opportunities for tailgating. In addition to riding horseback through vineyards, outdoor enthusiasts enjoy hiking the Blue Ridge Mountain trails, fishing the beautiful rivers and lakes, and biking the scenic roadways, along with many other sporting adventures.

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