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A Pocket Guide to This Year’s Foxfield Family Day Races

Foxfield’s fall races are next Sunday, September 24th! Drawing in crowds from all over the Charlottesville and Albemarle County area, this highly anticipated event, known as Family Day, is a must-visit for anyone who loves thrilling spectator sports and all kinds of community activities.

Don’t Miss Any of the Fun!

Steeplechase racing has been a cherished tradition in the Charlottesville area for more than two centuries, so it’s no surprise that residents and visitors alike want to take part in the local activities.

Whether you’re a longtime local of Charlottesville or are just visiting the area for the weekend, use our quick guide to the races to make the most out of your trip!

What to See

horses racing around a trackThe steeplechase races are the highlight of this event, but they are not the only activities worth watching during Foxfield’s Family Day! Catch the performance by Charlottesville High School Orchestra’s string ensemble at 11 AM and stay to watch the Jack Russell Terrier races at noon.

What to Do

There’s plenty of fun for all ages during Foxfield’s fall races! From face-painting to lawn games, kids have access to all kinds of activities throughout the day. Just a few of the many fun activities on the event schedule include:

  • Children’s Tent
  • Tween Tent (featuring karaoke for ages 10 to 12)
  • pony rides
  • stick pony races (kids can bring their own from home or make one at the Children’s Tent)

You can learn more about Foxfield’s Family Day races here or purchase tickets online here. The last day to buy tickets online is September 16th.

Charlottesville is Steeped in Equestrian History

The Foxfield fall races are just a few of the many equestrian events that happen every year in our area. If you’re eager to live in a community that values this time-honored tradition and country charm, you’ll especially love Charlottesville’s historic farms and estate communities.

These residential neighborhoods showcase the best of our region’s rural landscapes — and a few, like Bundoran Farm in North Garden, VA and Glenmore in Keswick, VA, offer on-site equestrian amenities.

Eager to Live in Our Area? Let’s Find Your Dream Home!

Whether you’d love to find a home near Foxfield’s racecourse or in another part of Albemarle County, we can help you discover your dream home in this part of Virginia! And if you’re eager to buy a historic farm or country estate, we can help with that, too. Contact us at (434) 296-9860 and let’s talk.