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Nelson Harness Racing Interislander Summer Festival 2019

Friday 11th-Sunday 13th January 2019

The Nelson Harness Races Summer Festival attracts over 6000 people to Richmond Race Course during the annual 2 day event (Friday 11th and Sunday 13th).

While the event showcases and is built around 10 -12 harness races, it's not just about the horse racing. There's plenty of other fun activities for both young and old to enjoy at this family friendly event, including:

- Corporate hospitality marquee options, ideal for businesses, families and special celebrations (we've even had a wedding!) with prime positions on the inside track.

-Fashion in the Field competition on Sunday.
-Best Hat Day at the Friday Races.
-Oncourse competitions and promotions.
- Fantastic local food and beverages.
-Live Music both days.
-FREE Children’s entertainment

It is one of the region's most popular events, so make sure the date is in your diary.

Family Friendly Featured


January 11, 13


10am - 6pm


Richmond & surrounds


Richmond Park Racecourse
384 Lower Queen St, Richmond, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$10 / Free

Tickets from On the door sales, or online hospitality.


Ph. 03 3295 193

Additional Info

Official Website


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