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🏇 Here’s a weekend event worth saying ‘yay’ (not neigh) to

The Tryon Block House Steeplechase is a fun weekend outing, 75 years in the making.

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Fill the car with up to six people — tickets for this fun equestrian + tailgating event are per car, not per person.

Photo provided by Tryon International Equestrian Center/Tryon Resort

Hay, AVL. Looking for something memorable to do this Saturday? Grab the fam or a group of friends for a fun-filled tailgating + horse racing event, happening this Saturday, April 15.

A Western NC tradition since 1948 (with a fun history dating back to 18th century Ireland), the 75th annual Tryon Block House Steeplechase welcomes horses and jockeys from around the US to compete in four “steeplechase” races as spectators watch from the sidelines, tailgate style.

Taking place in Columbus, NC (a ~45 drive away), the event includes a host of additional activities starting at 10 a.m., including:

  • Live music
  • Parade of the Hounds
  • Kids Zone
  • Food + local merchant vendors
  • Beer garden
  • Fancy Hats & Crazy Pants contests (read: spectacular hats and outfits are encouraged)

Tickets are sold by the carload — meaning one ticket is good for up to six people, along with the car, a pop-up, and tailgate spread (pro tip: go casual or make it fancy). Non-tailgate, per-car tickets are also available.*

Snag tickets (they’re selling quick)

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