NO DAY-OF SALES – advanced purchase only

Join the fun and excitement of the 29th running of the Willowdale Steeplechase, a community favorite event which supports two local charities, Stroud Water Research and Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center. Each year in Chester County over 15,000 spectators attend this premier spring event to enjoy the suspense and the thrill of 6 sanctioned steeplechase races friends and family can enjoy, Jack Russell terrier races, pony races, Kids’ Alley and hat, tailgate and best dressed contests. It’s a wonderful day for everyone at the beautiful 160-acre Willowdale Steeplechase property located in the heart of Kennett Square, PA. Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

Ticket options include Private Party Paddocks with tent and table, tailgates, parking spots, general admission tickets, handicap tailgate packages, and Preferred parking is available.  

By purchasing a ticket and or tailgate at the 2022 Willowdale Steeplechase, the purchaser agrees that they are attending by their own will and understands the inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 that exists in any public place where people are present.

Ticketing Dates:
Feb 14th – March 18th 
Tickets On Sale for General Admission, Alumni Tailgate Renewals, and Open Tailgates 
March 21st – May 8th
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
All ticket and tailgate prices increase by 15%. Buy your tickets early!

Private Party Paddock Tent

Spend the day with family and friends in your very own PRIVATE PARTY PADDOCK and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of all six afternoon races.


A long-standing tradition – pack a picnic and reserve yours today!

Individual Tickets and Preferred Parking

Individual tickets available for purchase providing access to all tailgating areas, boutique shopping, kids’ alley and jockey paddock viewing.

Take advantage of easy access parking spot at the races with a convenient PREFERRED PARKING PASS.

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