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Fairgrounds Saturday (8/18)

What: Races for several species, including camels (8:40 p.m.), ostriches (7:10 p.m.) and costumed mascots from schools and sport teams (7:55 p.m.), round out a program of 11 Quarter Horse races. The event includes a Zydeco concert in the grandstand as well as a half-dozen New Orleans food trucks selling their wares.

Where: Fair Grounds Racetrack and Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd.

When: Saturday, from 4 to 9:55 p.m.

Tickets: $10 general admission at the gate only; free for children 12 and younger. VIP packages are available. For details, go to Fairgroundsracecourse.com.

More: On Saturday, the Fair Grounds also hosts the inaugural “Tails & Ales Presented by Abita Beer,” a tasting featuring a variety of craft and specialty beers from around the world. “Tails & Ales,” which includes live racing admission, is $30 in advance through Ticketmaster.com or $35 at the door. The VIP experience — which includes a VIP hour from 4 to 5 p.m. — is $60. Discounted “Designated Driver” admission is available for $15 (General Admission) or $25 (VIP).

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  • deidra

    how was it?

    August 18, 2012

  • deidra

    Ok. It's storming and the forecast from 6 to 9 is horrible. I'm Going to cancel. I hope they do something like this again. :(

    August 18, 2012

  • Roll M.

    I'll be there ... I don't see the attending option anymore

    August 18, 2012

  • deidra

    I'll be there around 5 or 530. The fairgrounds site said its all a go.

    August 18, 2012

  • deidra

    I guess we will check the weather and the fairgrounds site before heading out there. I plan on sitting on the grandstand area, either inside or outside depending on the weather conditions.

    August 18, 2012

  • Claire

    Great! I had planed to go with my daughter anyway but it is even more fun as a group.
    Where do we meet?

    August 17, 2012

  • Donalyn S.

    Would like to go.. Might not be able
    To due to a birthday party invite..

    August 17, 2012

  • Frannie

    Sounds like so much fun! I want to see the animal races and the zydeco!

    August 17, 2012

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