Stylish racegoer at Ascot Racecourse for Opening Day and Myer Fashions on the Field Competition

10 amazing things to do this Autumn Racing Carnival

It's officially time to fall into autumn, indulge in fashions, and plunge into food, fun and horseplay at its finest at Ascot Racecourse. Enjoy the coolness and finesse of autumn racing entertainment.

  1. Fashions on the Field Competition - Saturday 4 April
    If you're serious about fashion, give yourself a real reason to glam up and register for the annual Fashions on the Field Competition hosting a ladies, men's and family category. It's your time to shine and show your style and originality expect to brush shoulders with Perth's most stylish and you might walk away with some amazing prizes. There's also a VIP experience at the Fashions & Flavours cocktail event within the Fashions on the Field precinct, tickets are limited so get in quick!

  2. Picnic at Ascot
    If you prefer your own exclusive space at the races with delicious and delightful treats, consider booking a trackside table in a shaded area for your own use with a gourmet picnic hamper for two. Picnic at Ascot is the perfect package for you and your partner, or BFF, or for a slightly larger table of four for gatherings, birthdays and social functions. Included in the package (caters for two) is racecourse admission, beverage voucher, picnic hamper package, reserved shaded area with table and chairs.

  3. Help us break a world record - Saturday 11 April
    For our final Autumn Carnival day we're calling on you guys and gals to help break a Guinness World Record for the largest speed dating event in the world! Enjoy the finer things in life and experience a stylish raceday in your finest black and whites and cruise to DJ tunes on the lawn while you speed-date your way through the afternoon. Be part of history, if for nothing else, t's a legitimate excuse to simple have fun and meet new people. Grab your single friends and book your tickets now for Australia's Biggest Singles Party!

  4. Sip your way through 40+ cocktails
    Did you know that there are more than 10 bars at Ascot Racecourse plus various pop-up bars during the busy Carnival season? With that much variety comes so many cocktail options! We'd recommend heading down to the Gin Parlour, it has been the go-to venue for racegoers for the Ascot Racing Season. Nestled beneath the Grandstand, you can experience some of our delicious and refreshing cocktails and mixes.

  5. Style it up on The Deck - Saturday 4 April
    Suit up, frock up and rally your crew because autumn racing season is almost here and we have the perfect spot for you to celebrate. Enclosure on the Deck is the perfect spot to soak in the epic raceday atmosphere whilst indulging at the Prosecco and Aperol Spritz bar, alongside decadent bites, like prawn sliders, sushi and freshly shucked oysters, with epic trackside views of all the racing action from The Deck.

  6. Get your aranchini on at the Byron Bay Beer Garden
    New to Ascot Racecourse, the new and beachy Byron Bay Beer Garden has become the popular hang-out spot. Relax in one of the stylish cabanas whilst enjoying refreshing beverages or take a seat at one of the cocktail tables boasting incredible views of the course and the Ascot SuperScreen. Did we forget to mention the delicious bites you can order at the bar? I mean, who doesn't love aranchini balls or chicken wings?

  7. Gather the lads for TABtouch Punters Club - Saturday 11 April
    Grab your mates to form a team of six gambling gurus and take part in TABtouch Punters Club on Schweppes WATC Derby Day, the second edition of the tipping competition that drew rave reviews last year. There's something here for punters and your non-punter side-kicks with the event staged in Ascot Racecourse's magnificent, heritage-listed pavilion. Set in this scene, you can combine a hosted tipping competition, including real betting money, while indulging in delicious food and partaking in a few bevies.

  8. Forget Tinder and meet your match at the track
    The races are the perfect place to find love! We've witnessed some heart-melting moments when a well-dressed gentleman got down on one knee and proposed to the love of his life, who he happened to meet at the races years earlier. We've also hosted some stunning weddings and witnessed the 'I do' moments. So maybe you can fall in love this autumn racing carnival. To make things easier, we're hosting Australia's Biggest Singles Party on Saturday 11 April where you will have your chance to speed-date and meet up to 20 eligible bachelors or bachelorettes.

  9. Get an all you can eat experience and your cake too
    Loosen your belt buckle, and get ready to feat at the Terrace Restaurant, Ascot's popular buffet dining venue. You'll be eating your way through four-courses of a delicious range of dishes with your own reserved table for the day. It's the perfect place to catch-up with family and friends, and enjoy all the raceday action whilst indulging in sumptuous food and beverages. There's also private betting facilities available... oh and don't forget to save room for dessert!

  10. FREE fun on Good Friday - 11 April
    Kick off your Easter long weekend with Good Friday Raceday, it's FREE entry for all! Where else in Perth can you experience a fabulous day our with family and friends with heaps of fun activities for the kids, plus a special appearance from the Easter Bunny? In addition to the family-friendly raceday atmosphere, all our restaurants and bars will be open and serving up delicious meals and beverages, plus we've organised the ultimate food truck heaven, have a go at sampling your way through the great range of food options and maybe treat yourself to an ice-cream at the end, there's something for everyone!