This year, Perth Racecourse is proud to be celebrating it’s 400th year of racing. 400 years of exciting racing at one of Britain’s best loved small racecourses. An exciting and jam packed fixture list has been revealed and the season is almost under way. Set in the stunning grounds of Scone Palace, Perth Racecourse, will kick start the celebrations in April with the annual Perth Festival – a vibrant three day extravaganza for all the family and the perfect way to launch into the Spring racing season.
Packed with horse racing, parade ring entertainment and live music, as well as the opportunity to sample some of Perth and Scotland’s finest home grown cuisine at a range of fresh food outlets, there is something for everyone whether they like horse racing or not.
Hot on the tails of the April Festival and for those who crave a taste for something new is Bierfest, an event for everyone which will bring a slice of Bavarian Culture to the people of Perth.
The event on the 15th May offers participants a rare opportunity to enjoy a delicious helping to a three course feast of German cuisine complete with quality beer, some exhilarating evening racing topped off with a post racing live music.
Bierfest isn’t the only new event to arrive on Perth Racecourse’s soil offering a combination of feasting and racing. For the first time on the 9th September it will host ‘Scotland Food and Drink’ Food Festival giving race goers a taste of Perthshire and an opportunity to sample local produce in a farmers-style market.
There is surely a day in the racing calender which is suitable for all.
|April Festival||24th – 26th April||Doors open: 12:00pm First race: 3:00pm||A 3 day ticket for the price of 2 to the most exhilarating opening Perth Festival, Celebrating 400 years of Racing in Perth|
|The Heart of Scotland Beer Festival||15th May||Doors open: 4:30pm First race: 6:00pm||Come along and sample some of the beers and enjoy the summers evening with a spot of horse racing to match|
|Breakthrough Breast Cancer Ladies Day||16th May||Doors open: 12:00pm First race: 2:20pm||Set to be another show stopping day in conjunction with Break through Breast Cancer|
|Aviva City of Perth Gold Cup Day||9th June||Doors open: 12:00pm First race: 2:00pm||Most prestigious racing day combined with hats, heels, suits and jackets|
|Armed Forces Raceday||3rd July||Doors open: 12:00pm First race: 2:30pm||In connection with ABF Soldiers Charity|
|Independence Day||4th July||Doors open: 12:00pm First race: 2:30pm||Join us to celebrate the American Independence Day with a brass band, hot dogs and candy floss|
|Family Fun Day||14th July||Doors open: 12:00pm First race: 2:00pm||Ice cream & fun fairs rides|
|Return of Rock at the Races||30th July||Doors open: 4:30pm First race: 6:30pm||The return of American Anthems… on the back of last year’s fantastic turn out American Anthems are back! Bigger and better than ever so don’t miss it!|
|Summer Day Meeting||31st July||Doors open: 12:00pm First race: 2:30pm||Relax, enjoy and come racing with the little ones and get involved with the small animal farm & picnic hampers on offer! Remember under 18’s go free|
|STV Appeal Carnival Party||17th August||Doors open: 12:00pm First race: 3:10pm||Raising money for the STV Appeal, remember all money raised in Scotland stays in Scotland so join us lets abolish poverty in Scotland|
|Scotland Food & Drink Day||9th September||Doors open: 12:00pm First race: 2:20pm||A day of sampling local produce from local people celebrating the start of the Scotland Food & Dink Fortnight, plus the added bonus of a great days racing|
|Glorious Finale||25th – 25th September||Doors open: 12:00pm First race: 2:10pm||The Glorious finale one of the oldest fixtures on the Perth calendar|
|Glorious Finale: The Big Bang||26th September||Doors open: 12:00pm First race: 2:10pm||The Glorious finale one of the oldest fixtures on the Perth calendar|