Tickets are on sale now!

Join the fun and excitement at the 30th Anniversary Running of the Willowdale Steeplechase, a beloved Chester County event which supports two local charities – Stroud Water Research and Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center. Each year, over 15,000 spectators attend this premier spring event to enjoy the suspense and the thrill of 6 sanctioned steeplechase races, Jack Russell terrier races, pony races, fun and educational activities for children and hat, tailgate and best dressed contests. It’s a wonderful day for family and friends at the beautiful 160-acre Willowdale Steeplechase property located in the heart of Kennett Square, PA.

Children 12 and under attend free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.
Spectating options include Hilltop Hospitality Tents, Private Party Paddocks (with tent and table), tailgate parking spots, and general admission tickets. Handicap tailgate spots, Preferred parking spaces and reserved tables in the OTR Tent are also available.

Ticketing Dates:
Feb 6th – March 10th 
Tickets On Sale for General Admission, Alumni Tailgate Renewals, and Open Tailgates
March 11th – May 9th
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 10th – 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!

General Admission Tickets, Preferred Parking & OTR Tent

Individual tickets available for purchase. These General Admission tickets provide access to all tailgating areas, boutique shopping, Kid’s Alley, food vendors and race course viewing.

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

Reserve a table for eight, fully catered, in our Owner/Trainer/Rider tent.

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