They call it the race that stops the nation. But the Melbourne Cup is much more than that.
The first Tuesday in November reminds us that summer is on its way, the year is coming to an end, and the festive season is almost upon us.
Love it or hate it, there’s no doubt the Melbourne Cup is a rare sporting event that – for many – is more about the occasion itself than its outcome – unless you’re a horse owner, trainer or have wagered a bit of money.
Sure we celebrate other sporting events in Australia: State of Origin football; the AFL grand final; and cricket tests, but they usually involve supporters donning their team colours, painting their faces and drinking beer from plastic cups.
The Melbourne Cup is an entirely different affair and yet again we’re offering you the perfect location to enjoy the festivities.
Sure, we’ll have the race on the big screen and we’ll offer up some sweeps; but let’s be honest…. the Melbourne Cup is just as much (if not more) about dressing up, spending time with friends and enjoying good food and a few drinks. Which is exactly what you can enjoy at The Vinyard this Melbourne Cup. On top of which, you’ll get to do it while enjoying one of the best views in Hervey Bay.
We’ll be serving canapés and drinks and have some great entertainment lined up from 12pm until 3pm, but of course, you’re welcome to stay on afterwards.
So, prepare to gather some friends and throw on your finest frock or most outrageous suit and add a fascinator or top hat and make a day of it. After all, it’ll be one of your last chances to kick back and relax before the busy holiday season is upon us and you’re overwhelmed with kids’ end of year sporting breakups and tedious school graduation ceremonies.
Tickets are now available by clicking below.