November is a pivotal time for racing in Melbourne, as the Emirates Melbourne Cup comes to the city on the first Tuesday of November. This race sees the most magnificent thoroughbreds from around the world gather together at Flemington and race their way to win a slice of the whopping $6.2 million prize money and ensure their names go down in history.
This huge event draws in crowds from all over Australia and the world, putting on a huge celebration and surrounding festival that’s full of good food, fun events, and excellent live music. This year, the Park will add a dash more fun to the proceedings. Sat on the hill by the station, the Park will host a range of fashion events – something that goes hand-in-hand with the Melbourne Cup – a funfair, and plenty of food and drink stalls to keep you busy.
Eat and Drink at Emirates Melbourne Cup Day 2016
Melbourne city tours are often packed full of tasty treats, and a visit to the Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is no different. Here, top-notch food companies sell their wares from stalls and stands, promising delicious accompaniments to the racing extravaganza.
Enjoy doughnuts from a 1950s vintage caravan, tuck into Vietnamese favourites, like chicken rice paper rolls, and roast duck and Saigon Sally & Hanoi Hannah, or get your fill of baked goods at the Knafeh Bakery. For a drink, head to the Pony Bar, a fashionable hotspot for a tipple or two, grab a cocktail at the Cocktail Caravan Park, or sip gin cocktails and champagne at the Yellowglen Terrace.
Dress Up at the Emirates Melbourne Cup Day 2016-10-19
Fashion is a huge part of the Melbourne Cup Day, with talented local designers showing off their
Elsewhere, Emirates Stakes Day Fashion’s on the Field takes place, promoting the family aspect of the day. During this event, boys, girls, and families compete in competition categories for the best dressed.
The Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is a great day out for all the family. As well as watching one of the world’s best races, you can enjoy all the fun on the side that’s offered through delicious food stands and fun outdoor activities.