York Ebor Festival is one of the oldest and richest festivals within the horse racing calendar. Every August, racegoers from all across the country will flock to York Racecourse to experience four fabulous days of thrilling horse racing. Here are four reasons why, if you haven’t already, should start getting excited about the fantastic York Ebor festival!
York Ebor Ladies Day
First established in 1843, the York Ebor Festival is, without a doubt, renowned for its fashion and prestige. Throughout the festival, racegoers take the opportunity to dress up to the nines, ensuring that they feel as luxurious as their surroundings.
Ladies Day is day two of the festival, which is not only the social highlight of the Ebor festival but also one of the most prominent events within the entire horse racing season. With Ebor being synonymous with elegance and style, this is the day where the ladies vamp it up in a bid to win the much-coveted best-dressed prize.
Slingsby Gin will be the headline sponsor for Ebor Fashion Lawn, which will be taking place throughout the festival. The purpose of the event is to celebrate the racegoers’ love of style. There are six prizes available, which include; best-dressed lady, best-dressed gentleman, best-dressed couple, runner up best-dressed lady and gentleman, best hat and best-dressed child. Why not sign up and strut your stuff for your chance to win anything from a £250 luxury hamper to a ‘distil your own’ gin experience!
York Ebor Hospitality
Fancy arriving to the Ebor Festival and being greeted with a champagne reception? There are a number of amazing hospitality packages and food and drink options to enjoy at York Racecourse. From a box in the Knavesmire Stand to the Dante Suite to simply fluttering throughout the bars and restaurants scattered about the racecourse, there really is something for everyone. Dwell in grade II listed buildings with modern interiors, sip on some Moet and indulge in some delectable food whilst revelling in the racing action.
York Ebor’s fantastic atmosphere
Above all, a day at York Ebor Festival is guaranteed to provide you with constant enjoyment. This is a chance to get dressed up and witness some of the finest horse racing in the country in a lively yet elegant social environment.
If you’ve never considered attending this exhilarating festival, it’s not too late to get involved! Head on over to our York Ebor hospitality page for further details on last-minute availability and give you and your guests a day to remember!
When is York Ebor Festival 2021?
The fantastic York Ebor Festival in 2021 will take place from Wednesday 18th August – Saturday 21st August. Each of the York Ebor race days are as follows:
With each race day at the Ebor festival exhilarating in its own way and with so many hospitality options to choose from, there is definitely something to suit everyone! We hope to see you there!