Save the Dates for these exciting upcoming events!

Ticketing Dates:
Feb 14th – March 18th
o Tickets On Sale for General Admission, Alumni Tailgate Renewals, and Open Tailgates
March 21st – May 8th
o General Admission Tickets continue to be on sale, as well as Open Tailgates, and all Alumni Tailgates not renewed by this point are released, open for new purchases.
May 9th – May 13th
o All ticket and tailgate prices increase by 15%. Buy your tickets early!


Tuesday, March 1st

  • Dine & Donate Fundraiser at Sovana Bistro. Reserve your table online at sovanabistro.com or call 610.444.5600. Please tell your waiter you’re “Dining for Willowdale” so a percentage of your bill will benefit the charities of Willowdale: Stroud Water Research and Penn Vet New Bolton Center. 696 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Thank you for attending.

Thursday March 17th

  • Celebrity Bartending Fundraiser at BBC Tavern & Grill. Thank you in advance to owner David Deitz of BBC Tavern & Grill for generously donating all tips from the celebrity bartending to Willowdale Steeplechase’s charities: Stroud Water Research and Penn Vet New Bolton Center. Location: BBC Tavern & Grill, 4019 Kennett Pike Greenville, DE Times: 6pm-9pm. Everyone invited to attend.

Friday March 18th


Monday, March 21st – May 9th

  • Steeplechase Tailgates that were not renewed on sale to the general public

Saturday April 2nd

Willowdale Steeplechase JUMP! Fundraiser

  • Event Date: April 2, 2022
  • Time: 8-11pm
  • Theme: JUMP! Back into the swing of things! JUNGLE LOVE
  • Details: Open Bar, DJ Frosty, Dancing, Food, Oyster Bar, Amazing Silent Auction
  • Attire: Wild!
  • Benefitting: Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center and Stroud Water Research
  • Tickets are on Sale now – April 2, 2022 12 noon
    • Ticket: $99pp
    • Ticket: 2 for $180
    • Ticket: $75pp / 35 yrs. of age and under
  • Ticket Limit: 200 guests
  • Location: Yellow House, 111 East Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
  • Supporting sponsors: Tito’s, Locust Lane Brewing, Harvest Ridge Wines, Delaware Oyster Company, Lamb McErlane Attorneys at Law

Thursday, April 7th

  • Celebrity Bartending Fundraiser. Meet your friends at Sovana Bistro for a fun evening of Celebrity Bartending. All tips collected to benefit Willowdale Steeplechase’s charities: Stroud Water Research and Penn Vet New Bolton Center. Location: Sovana Bistro, 696 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348, Time: 6pm-8pm. Meet you in the bar area!

Thursday, May 12th

  • “Willowdale in White” dining fundraiser event, 7pm-11pm at Willowdale

Friday May 13th

  • The Willowdale Course Walk with race Chairman Dixon Stroud. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Willowdale’s race day courses and strategies jockey’s use to ride the various fences, join us for this free hands-on course walk with Dixon Stroud, winner of the 1984 Maryland Hunt Cup. Location: Willowdale Steeplechase Tower, Time: 5:30pm. 

Saturday, May 14th

  • It’s steeplechase time! Race Day at The Willowdale Steeplechase, Gates Open 10am, Gates Close 5:30pm.

CLICK BELOW for the 2022 Race Day Program!

Can’t attend, but you’d still like to support the Stroud Water Research Center and Penn Vet New Bolton Center? 100% of online donations will go DIRECTLY to our beneficiaries!

Penn Vet New Bolton Center

Stroud Water Research Center