The Parkes Picnic Races is a highlight of the social calendar in the Central West, and is held on the June long weekend annually.
This year’s event is promising to be bigger and better than ever, with hospitality sites booked out and entertainment galore.
Along with the racing program that includes the prestigious Coradgery Cup, the Parkes races includes one of the Central West’s best fashions events. This year there is over $8000 in cash and prizes to reward the best dressed punters on the field.
Parkes boutique 141 on Main has returned as the major sponsor for the event.
Categories include most elegant lady, cutting edge, millinery, best dressed gent, most stylish couple, best dressed teenager and best dressed junior racegoer, and the ‘just for fun’ category that always draws some interesting looks.
The judging panel for judges includes last year’s most elegant lady, Michelle Morgan, and accomplished milliner Fiona Schofield from Orange.
Entry forms for Fashions on the Field are available at 141 on Main in Parkes.
Gates open at 12pm and the cost for entry is $15.
You can also buy your race book for an extra $5, and it comes with a free stubby holder from Totally Workwear.
Many pubs and clubs in Parkes are offering hospitality tents where you can get your meals, drinks and a warm spot to hang out.
There is also great food on offer from the Quota Club of Parkes in the kitchen under the grandstand, as well as full bar facilities for those who aren’t in a hospitality tent.
Full betting facilities are also available, so be sure to put aside a few dollars for a punt on your favourite.
Entertainment on the day includes music by duo Luke Wheeldon and Dave Bishop, and kids activities include Carpe de Circus and Sand Art.
For further information please contact Parkes Visitors Centre on 02 6862 6000.
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