I have always wanted to go to Colonial Downs. The Virginia Derby will be held on July 13th and it looks like it could be a blast! Here are the options:
Xfinity Home Party Zone
Enjoy the 16th running of the $500,000 Virginia Derby in Colonial Downs' all-inclusive Xfinity Home Trackside Party Zone.
Option 1: $30 Trackside Party Zone ticket
Includes Derby Day admission, program, tip sheet, a delicious North Carolina barbecue dinner, live party music with Groove Train, a Virginia Derby soft sided beverage cooler & a Virginia Derby baseball cap!
Option 2: "Thrill on the Hill" ticket
Includes track admission & access to the first turn BYOB area. Bring your own pop up tents, portable chairs, grills, coolers, food & alcoholic beverages! We'll have a giant betting tent set up, port-a-johns and a mini-jumbotron to see racing action.
Buffalo Wild Wings will be on site selling chicken wings & other great food in case you don’t want to bring your own. They’ll also host a Chicken Wing Eating Contest – register at the event.
*New Fan Education program set up called “Night School”, where 3 top handicappers from around the country will be based near the wagering tent providing guidance to new & experience bettors alike!
Advance Tickets - $10; Day of -$20; Kids 12 & under are free.
Option 3: Tailgate in the Turn
The Tailgate in the Turn takes place adjacent to “Thrill on the Hill” and allows cars to park & tailgate (in what Nascar fans would refer to as the “Turn 2” area).
Tickets are $50 per car & includes Derby Day & “Thrill” admission for all passengers.
There is also a fancy hat contest. I don't plan on entering but it sure would be fun to get all dressed up with a fancy hat for the derby!! Who's in!? :)