Hops ‘n Hooves, Wine & Trotter, Autumnfest Highlight Shenandoah Downs Promo Lineup

2017 Shenandoah Downs Event/Promo Schedule

 *Racing every Saturday & Sunday from Sept. 16 – Oct. 15

*Gates open at 11 AM; first race is at 1 PM

*FREE Parking & Admission EVERY day

Sat. September 16

Hops ‘n Hooves Craft Beer & Chili Festival. Sample craft beers and ciders all afternoon. Receive a custom sampling glass and a bowl of chili. Advance tickets – $15; Day Of – $20. Virginia Breeders’ Championship Races for 2 Year Olds – 4 races worth a combined $160,000!

Sat. September 23 

Food Truck Festival. We’ll have an assortment of food trucks out front by the party tent from 11 AM on. Enjoy lunch or a delicious snack before or during the races.

Last Chance Harvey won the meet’s final race of 2016 on October 9th. The Co-Horse of the Meet had 4 victories and a second place finish. He will race again this fall. Photo by Dee Leftwich.

Sun. September 24 

Virginia Breeders’ Championship Races for 3 Year Olds – 4 races worth a combined $160,000!

Sat. September 30

Wine & Trotter Festival & WINC Fancy Hat Contest. Sample wines from Virginia wineries & receive a souvenir sampling glass. Advance tickets – $15; Day Of – $20. Wear your most elegant or creative fancy hat — we’ll award prizes for the best!

Wear your favorite or most creative hat to the Wine & Trotter Day September 30th.


Sat. October 7 

Seafest Seafood Festival – enjoy delicious seafood from some of the area’s top vendors beginning at 11 AM.

Sat. October 14 

Autumnfest. Includes Kansas City BBQ Society’s championship competition with over 40 BBQ teams, 25-plus craft brews & wines to sample, a cruise-in, crafters, log splitting competition, live music & more. Tickets at www.ShenandoahAutumnfest.com.

Leading trainer Gerry Longo drove all of his stable’s horses en route to top trainer honors in 2016. Photo by Dee Leftwich.

Sun. October 15

Last day of racing! End of the season awards for top driver, trainer and Horse of the Meet!