It’s Race Day!

Check back throughout the day I for updates …..

Lot’s of excitment in the air!


A fun contest with amazing prizes! It’s for the  race goers that love to really “do up” their tailgate food & presentation and for those that just love to have fun at the Races.
There is no entry fee, the judging is fun and there are great prizes!
Sponsored by Piedmont Virginia Magazine

This year our celebrity chef judge is JASON DANIELS, chef at the newly remodeled Inn at Willow Grove.

Grand prize from the Inn at Meander Plantation is a two night stay including a dinner for two at their renowned restaurant. A truly Virginia experience at a historic inn just minutes from Montpelier.

The Inn at Meander Plantation

Other Prizes include overnight accommodations at the Middleton Inn with dinner at the Blue Rock Inn, a gift basket from CASPARI and more.

Grand Prize –  Best Use of Locally Grown Products
Runner-up – Best Use of Locally Grown Products

Grand Prize – Chef’s Choice,
Runner-up – Chef’s  Choice

Grand Prize – “Having Most Fun”
Runner-up- Having Most Fun”

Remember to be part of the fun you must enter by Nov 1. Click here for entry form!

Meadow Farm Tailgate

Another new competitor in 2009, Meadow Farm even brought the oriental rug to the tailgate. Delicious food, wonderful presentation & good fun!

Celebrate Tradition

Donnal Laffert’s tailgate is always a delight!

Hunt Theme

These first time Tailgate competitors really have it all together – great food – great theme & attention to detail! We look forward to seeing them again next year!

Beach Party

Tim Wheeler & his trusty ‘OlRemus’ bring the beach to the Infield of Montpelier!

T.R.U.E.G.R.I.T.S – this group of friends just plain knows how to have fun. Everyone contributes to the day with a wide range of cheer & food from ‘Montpelier Raspberry Champagne’ to ‘Oyster Shooters’.