Rain or shine, tailgating at Keeneland is a Kentucky tradition that has stood the test of time. With its beautiful landscaping, traditional stone fences and world class track, Keeneland welcomes visitors year-round. Live thoroughbred racing takes place in April and October. During the race meets, locals and visitors alike pack their vehicles with family, friends, food and a little bourbon for a day on The Hill.
Tailgating on The Hill combines Kentuckians’ love for horse racing, the great outdoors and community.
With food trucks and a jumbo screen to watch the races, some people don’t even make it through the ticket window. Guests can place their bets right on The Hill without even going inside. You can also enjoy live music or join a game of corn hole with your neighbors.
Tailgating on The Hill combines Kentuckians’ love for horse racing, the great outdoors and community. This is a tradition that truly brings people from all over the community together. From family and corporate gatherings to fraternity and bachelorette parties, everyone is sure to have a good time.
If you are a first timer, make sure to wear sunglasses and comfortable shoes. Bring some extra layers because you never know what the Kentucky weather will bring! Pack your cooler with cold beer, some Kentucky bourbon and some yummy appetizers to hold you over. It doesn’t hurt to have a water bottle on hand too. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy what Kentucky has to offer.
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