• Grace Cobb

Gundy Picnic Races Go Green

This year the Goondiwindi Picnic Races (one of Australia’s most beloved country race meets) is doing their bit for the environment. This year’s event, held April 6, will usher in a new era of reusable plastic glasses. $5 on the day will score you a wine or champagne glass that you can take home as a token of the festivities, simply refill the glass at your leisure throughout the day.

Eco-friendly glassware for a guilt-free race day!

You can pre-order your tickets online now, saving you time and money on the day, find them here.

“We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our event, and online ticketing was a logical next step for us,” says Goondiwindi Picnic’s President Casey Simpson.

“We hope that the introduction of online ticketing for the Picnics will be welcomed by the community – it’s about making their lives easier. It should also help streamline our entry gates and help people get into the event more quickly.”

Gates will open at 11 am, allowing plenty of time for you to take in all the upgrades to the race course, and check in on the wi-fi that will be available for the day before the first race at 12pm.

Everything you need to know for Fashions On The Field

Fashions is a big business these days, and with a guest judge like Channel 7’s Sammie O’Brien, and more than $5,000 worth of prizes on offer- this year is set to be a cracker. Racewear categories on the day will be; Best Dressed Couple, Best Dressed Classic Lady, Best Dressed Contemporary Lady, Best Dressed Classic Man, Best Dressed Young Lad, and the Millinery award.

Don't forget to nominate before 2pm.

Getting There

Free parking will be available on the grounds and a courtesy bus will be running. You can find information about the courtesy bus here.

Night Time Festivities

Come the final race of the day Golden Guitar Winner Amber Lawrence, Mike Carr and Aleyce Simmonds will get the party going with DJ James Rohde spinning the decks until close at 11:45 pm.

So, whether you are tempted by Pimm’s from the Carter & Co Mobile Bar, a woodfire pizza, the night time party or the horse races themselves, the Goondiwindi Picnic Races is not to be missed.