Off and rac­ing

North East Tourist News - - Mansfield & District -

ACROSS the sum­mer hol­i­days Mans­field and dis­trict boasts sev­eral race meet­ings.

Kick­ing the race sea­son off though is the ever pop­u­lar Mans­field Toy­ota Pic­nic Cup Race Day, held on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 28.

The Mans­field Toy­ota Pic­nic Cup Race Day fo­cus is on fam­i­lies com­ing to­gether and hav­ing fun as a com­mu­nity af­ter the hec­tic lead up to Christ­mas. Well sup­ported in the past by lo­cals and visi­tors alike, it’s a fan­tas­tic day out with lots of color, ex­cite­ment and lo­cal pro­duce avail­able.

Book an Um­brella Pack­age and bring along a pic­nic lunch with the left over ham and tur­key or pur­chase food at the venue. There is no BYO al­co­hol and no glass. The day’s events in­clude a fash­ions on the field com­pe­ti­tion, fo­cus­ing mainly on the un­der 16 set, with prizes do­nated by lo­cal busi­ness houses.

Gate en­try on the day is $15 per adult/$10 con­ces­sion and free ad­mis­sion for chil­dren 16 years and un­der.

Fol­low­ing that is the Mer­ton New Year’s Day pic­nic races, a slightly more re­laxed take on a tra­di­tional race meet­ing with lo­cal fla­vor, fun and fare in abun­dance.

Held at the Mer­ton Race Track, this is an an­nual event that of­fers some­thing for the whole fam­ily, with run­ning races for the lit­tle ones and face paint­ing.

More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at www. coun­tryrac­ing.com.au or you can find out more on (03) 5775 1369.

Mans­field race meet­ings are a fun event for all the fam­ily this sum­mer.

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