74th Tryon Block House Races
TIEC’s Green Creek Race Course 

6881 S. NC Hwy 9, Columbus, NC 28722

The Ultimate Tailgate Experience Awaits You at the Tryon Block House Races Steeplechase!

Load up your vehicle with your friends and family and head out for a day at the races – the 74th Tryon Block House Races – the historic steeplechase of Tryon Riding & Hunt Club. Purchase a tailgate space along the 1.16-mile track and watch the jockeys and horses races to the finish line.

 

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Click here to view the 2022 Official Program!

Special Events Schedule:

Easter Egg Hunt presented by WNCW: 11am (Infield)
Hats, Crazy Pants Contests: 12pm (Finish Line)
Opening Ceremonies: 12:15pm (Finish Line)
Magic Show: 12:30pm (Infield)
First Race: 1:30pm

Kids’ Zone presented by Ken Feagin Truck & Trailer:

Beyond the tailgating and steeplechase fun, the day is sure to be full of fun and wonder for kids of all ages, too. Visit the Infield Kids’ Zone from 11am-1pm and enjoy free activities.
Check out what you’ll find at the Kids’ Zone:
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Artist
  • Carriage Rides
  • Caricature Artist
  • Magician
  • Pony Rides
  • Corn Hole competitions
  • Kid’s relay games
  • Hobby Horse jumping
  • MASSIVE Easter Egg Hunt presented by WNCW (11am)

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Box Office: 828-278-8088 or tickets@tryon.com

Types of Tickets

  • A tailgate parking space accommodates 1 vehicle with 6 people.
  • Children 12 and under are admitted free.
  • Additional passenger tickets are available for $50 per person.
  • Rail Spaces (Assigned)
  • Non-Rail Spaces (Unassigned)
  • Sponsored Spaces (Assigned with benefits)

Gates Open: 10:00am

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6881 S. NC Hwy 9, Columbus, NC 28722

Orange, Purple and Pink Tailgate Entrance
650 Floyd Blackwell Road, Tryon, NC

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Box Office: 828-278-8088 or tickets@tryon.com

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Tailgate Tips

 

While you can set up your tailgate space however basic or deluxe you like, you’ll find many tailgaters who come loaded with a buffet of food and desserts, custom cocktails and a fully-stocked cooler, tables with tablecloths, plenty of chairs plus a tent for shade.

 

Some tailgaters even break out the fine silver for this special occasion! Check out these tailgate setups from previous years for a little inspiration, especially if you want to win the “Best Tailgate” contest:

It’s All About the Outfits

 

In addition to an impressive tailgate setup, remember to breakout your fancy hats, sundresses or crazy pants to join the traditional garb worn by many attendees to the Tryon Block House Races.

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