Oktoberfest Raceday featuring the Musselburgh Gold Cup

Saturday 14th September 2024

Enjoy stellar racing and a taste of the world-renowned Oktoberfest (officially starts in September!) which arrives at Musselburgh Races for the first time, for one day only.

Come and enjoy seven competitive flat races including The £20,000 Musselburgh Gold Cup and a traditional Bavarian party in our Bavarian marquee (limited seating. First come, first served) - complete with steins, oompah bands, bratwurst, and pretzels. You’ll also have a chance to join in authentic Oktoberfest sing alongs, stein holding and keg rolling competitions plus more! Racegoers are encouraged to attend in their finest lederhosens but it’s not essential. The after racing party will continue one hour after the last race.

We are thrilled to be able to welcome students from Edinburgh and St Andrews to give them a taste of some thrilling competitive racing.  

  • We're only 6 miles from Edinburgh City Centre with direct transport links and a courtesy bus from Wallyford (connecting to Edinburgh) and NewCraighall (connecting to Galashiels) train stations. 
  • All timings are provisional and may change. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for any changes.
  • Children 17 years and under are admitted FREE at Musselburgh Racecourse when accompanied by a paying adult. Four children are permitted per paying adult and/or concession.
  • Student and concession tickets are available. You must have a valid concession I.D. More information about our concession tickets can be found in our FAQ section, click here. Please note, there will be a price increase for student and concession tickets purchased on the day.
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Gates Open

1:30 PM

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First Race

3:42 PM

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Last Race

7:10 PM

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Tickets & Packages

Early Bird Adult

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Early Bird Adult

£25.00

Our Early Bird ticket is a general admission ticket that provides access to all public areas and a variety of options for places to eat, drink and bet.

Book your tickets before midnight on the 18th August & SAVE £10 per person. On the day price will be £35 per person.

Children 17 years and under go free, when accompanied by a guardian. Child tickets can be obtained on the day of racing.

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Our standard Child ticket is a general admission ticket that provides access to all public areas. You can obtain four child tickets, per adult/concession ticket or foodie experience. 

Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Proof of age may be requested and, if so, must be provided. You are responsible for each child that you bring onto the Racecourse and shall ensure each child complies with these Conditions. Please ensure you’ve read and fully understand our terms and conditions

 

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Advanced Concession (includes Student)

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Our Concession ticket is a general admission ticket that provides access to all public areas and a variety of options for places to eat, drink and bet.  

Please Note: Appropriate Photo ID will be required when entering the racecourse for Concession tickets purchased.

Eligibility for concessions:

  • Students: only with a valid student ID featuring a valid expiry date
  • Senior citizens, aged over 65 with proof
  • Carers go free with a valid Carer’s ID or other carer documentation when accompanying a paying adult or concession, except on Ladies Day.

Please be aware that prices are subject to change. Click here, to read about the I.D requirements. Online bookings can be made up to 1 hour prior to gates opening or can be purchased at the gate (subject to availability). 

Picnic Table (Admission tickets must be purchased separately)

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Picnic Table (Admission tickets must be purchased separately)

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This is a ticket for a reserved picnic table to seat a maximum of 6 people, located on our picnic lawn. Arrive through entrance 3 to redeem. Please show your ticket to redeem. Admission tickets must be purchased in addition.

Please note, unreserved picnic tables are available on the day on a first come first served basis.

Picnic Table+ (Admission tickets must be purchased separately)

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Level up your raceday experience and purchase our Picnic Table+ package.

This package offers you:

  • Access to our reserved picnic table enclosure
  • A table alongside the running rail*
  • A picnic table for 6 people including comfy seat cushions**
  • A bottle of chilled Prosecco
  • A race programme each (up to 6 people)

Please note, admission tickets must be purchased separately as these are not included in the package. This is a ticket for a reserved picnic table to seat a maximum of 6 people, located on our picnic lawn. Arrive through entrance 3 to redeem. Please show your ticket to redeem. Admission tickets must be purchased in addition.

* A table within the first two rows alongside the running rail

** Weather dependent

The NEW Harris Tweed Bistro

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Experience our NEW Harris Tweed Bistro & Bar which is located on the upper floor of our historic Grandstand. Its location has panoramic views across the finish line.

Our bistro menu focuses on fresh, locally sourced ingredients and showcases our bistro favourites including our infamous Fish and Chips sourced from Eyemouth harbour, mouth-watering Balmoral chicken, a classic Carvery, and traditional Scottish steak pie. Choose from one, two or three courses as well as lighter snacks and delicious home baking. Once you have finished your meal, you can head to our Harris Tweed Bar located on our first floor, overlooking the Pommery Lawn and pre-Parade ring. It is the perfect place to unwind, after your meal. View our sample menu, click here.

We recommend booking tables in advance. To book your table on a raceday (available from Easter Saturday 2024), call 0131 665 2859. A £10 deposit per person will be required. Suitable for groups up to 10.

Each booking will be made for 1.5hrs after which guests will be able to enjoy The Harris Tweed Bar or enjoy the racing from the grandstand. 

Early bird 'On the Go' Foodie Experience

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Early bird 'On the Go' Foodie Experience

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Upgrade your raceday experience, save money and add some mouth-watering flavour to your day. If you’re looking for something to eat and drink on the move – this is for you!

This package includes general admission for one, a race programme and one of the following:

  • A portion of freshly cooked fish and chips, with a choice of breaded or battered fish, accompanied by a cold pint of beer, glass of house wine or soft drink.
  • Or a 100% Aberdeen Angus burger from “Well Hung and Tender” – cooked in front of you, topped with Lockerbie cheddar cheese and fried onions, with a portion of chips, alongside a cold pint beer, glass of house wine or soft drink.
  • Or a classic gourmet hot dog and chips from “Dog N Bon” and is accompanied by a cold pint of beer or a glass of house wine or soft/hot drink.

This package offers you a food saving of 16%.

Additional information:

  • Vouchers for food and drink will be available for collection on arrival at Entrance 3 and group organisers should distribute to their guests.
  • After collecting your package you will be able to enjoy it in our many outdoor picnic areas. 
  • Subject to change. Terms and conditions apply.

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A day at the races is the perfect opportunity to get the team together and excellent for a corporate day out. Our package has been specifically tailored for companies to enjoy some valuable time outside of the office or working from home.

The package includes:

  • General admission
  • A race programme
  • Three drinks vouchers per person. Each voucher is for one cold pint of beer or glass of house wine or a soft drink per voucher.
  • A food voucher from our popular local food vendors*
  • Picnic table for the group of 6 with picnic cushions

Additional information:

  • Your race programme will be given to you on arrival at entrance 3.
  • Drinks vouchers will be available for collection on arrival at Entrance 3 and group organisers should distribute to their guests. These can be used in any of our bars.
  • Our food vendors differ per raceday, and you will get to select your food from our Fish and Chips vendor and/or Well Hung and Tender vendor. Both cater for dietary requirements and provide various options. Your food vouchers will also be given to you at entrance 3.    

This package must be booked in advance and cannot be purchased on the day. This package is for a minimum of 6 to 36 people. Please note, bookings may be split across different tables. The price above is for one person.

Early bird Champagne & Seafood Platter

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Delve into our delectable new Champagne and Seafood Platter experience. Add a real touch of elegance to your raceday! Sit back and relax in our luxury Pommery Bar, whilst enjoying a glass of Pommery Champagne and our seafood platter.

This experience is ideal for a group (min of four) and includes:

  • Raceday admission
  • A reserved table in the Pommery Bar (or lawn depending on the weather)
  • A bottle of Pommery Champagne to share
  • A race programme per person
  • Sustainable Scottish seafood sharing platter 

This is the perfect way to celebrate with friends or family whilst you soak up the raceday atmosphere. 

This package must be booked in advance and cannot be purchased on the day. On arrival, VIP admission badges should be collected from Entrance 2. This package is for a minimum of 4 to 12 people. Please note, bookings of 6+ people may be split across different tables.

Bus - from Edinburgh (Waterloo Place) 12.45pm

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A general admittance ticket is also required.

Bus service collecting from Waterloo Place (What3Words: slick.latest.pitch), Edinburgh at 12.45pm to Musselburgh Racecourse.

Return bus departs from Musselburgh Racecourse (What3Words: places.dollar.pages) at 20.30 to Waterloo Place.

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This is a fantastic way to spend a day at the races with a loved one or friend.

Included in this amazing experience is a mouthwatering lunch in our ‘Owners and Trainers Restaurant’ including a private table for the day. This restaurant is located on the lower floor of our historic Grandstand.

You’ll enjoy a private table for the day, a three-course casual dining menu, a glass of champagne and a race programme each.

This experience is perfect from groups of two to six. Please email hospitality@musselburgh-racecourse.co.uk or call 0131 665 2859 if you’ve any questions.

* Please note, there are no direct views of the racetrack from your table but TV screens are allocated within the restaurant

Epperston Restaurant Experience

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Epperston Restaurant Experience

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Dine in style, in our Epperston Restaurant ~ perfect for intimate gatherings of 2-8 people. Situated on the lower floor of our Queen's Stand, offering stunning views across the winning post, the racecourse, and the parade ring - our Queen's Stand has a real royal flare. It is rich in racing heritage and tradition.

Entertain guests with a fine dining Epperston Hospitality Package and enjoy:

  • Your reserved table provides a base for the day.* 
  • Pommery Champagne reception.
  • A three-course menu prepared and served by Heritage Portfolio.
  • A locally sourced cheese selection or an Afternoon Sweet Treat.
  • Enjoy stunning views directly over the finishing line from the Epperston private viewing garden.

Advance booking is required. Please note, drinks are not included in this experience, but drinks packages are available separately on request. 

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Queen's Stand Private Suite - Platinum Experience

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Enjoy the most exclusive and elegant location on a raceday. Our private Queen's Stand suites are the ultimate jewel in our crown. With balcony views across the racecourse, the final furlong, you can soak up the atmosphere while you and your guests enjoy a memorable raceday experience.

Our platinum experience is our most luxurious package. It includes a champagne reception hosted in your own private suite, mouth-watering canapés, followed by a three-course menu prepared and served by the award-winning Heritage Portfolio and finished off with a locally sourced cheese platter.

Additional platinum experience benefits:

  • Your own private host.
  • A private guest tipster talk.
  • A race programme including your own advert within the programme.
  • Naming of a race title.
  • £5.00 betting voucher per person.
  • Judging of the 'best turned out horse' in your race.
  • Presentation of mementoes to the winners.
  • Presentation photographs.
  • Television coverage on Racing TV.
  • Social media coverage.
  • High profile advertising banners.

Come and enjoy the finest quality food, in superb surroundings. Perfect for all gatherings.

* Please get in touch if you have a bigger party. Please note, drinks are not included in this experience but drinks packages are available separately on request. 

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