Fashion

The Pinnacle Showcase of Racewear in the Region...

The Pinnacle Showcase of Racewear in the Region...

Fashions on the Field

13th & 14th Sept

The Fashions on the Field is indisputably the pinnacle showcase of racewear in the region.

Fashions on the Field is a highly-anticipated and hotly contested annual event comprising local and interstate competitors.

Each year judges highly respected within the Fashions on the Field arena cast expert eyes over the entrants. This truly creates an event of style, contemporary trends, and elegance.

Fashions on the Field judges are chosen because of their exceptional standard of individual fashionable style and judgment. The criteria provide guidelines to assist the members of the judging panel when making their decision.

Friday 13th September
Categories:

  • Gold Class Ladies Racewear
  • Open Ladies Racewear
  • Local Ladies Racewear

Saturday 14th September
Categories:

  • Best Dressed Couple
  • Open Ladies Classic Racewear
  • Open Men’s Racewear
  • Open Ladies Contemporary Racewear

Fashions on the Field

13th & 14th Sept

The Fashions on the Field is indisputably the pinnacle showcase of racewear in the region.

Fashions on the Field is a highly-anticipated and hotly contested annual event comprising local and interstate competitors.


Each year judges highly respected within the Fashions on the Field arena cast expert eyes over the entrants. This truly creates an event of style, contemporary trends, and elegance.

Fashions on the Field judges are chosen because of their exceptional standard of individual fashionable style and judgment. The criteria provide guidelines to assist the members of the judging panel when making their decision.

Friday 13th September
Categories:

  • Gold Class Ladies Racewear
  • Open Ladies Racewear
  • Local Ladies Racewear

Saturday 14th September
Categories:

  • Best Dressed Couple
  • Open Ladies Classic Racewear
  • Open Mens Racewear
  • Open Ladies Contemporary Racewear

Criteria

  • Aged 50 and over
  • Style and originality
  • Attention to detail with accessorising
  • Headwear is essential and complimentary
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Incorporate current fashion trends
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Cairns Amateurs Carnival


Registration for this event closes at 11.45am on both Friday and Saturday. There will be no online registration.  You will need to arrive at the track in time to meet at the Fashions on the Field Precinct from 11.00am

Following registration, there will be rolling heats on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk. Finalists, winners and special mentions will be selected from each category as they progress with all winners to be sashed and awarded on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk at the end of the competition each day.

Criteria

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Style and originality
  • Attention to detail with accessorising
  • Headwear is essential and complimentary
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Incorporate current fashion trends
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Cairns Amateurs Carnival


Registration for this event closes at 11.45am on both Friday and Saturday. There will be no online registration.  You will need to arrive at the track in time to meet at the Fashions on the Field Precinct from 11.00am

Following registration, there will be rolling heats on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk. Finalists, winners and special mentions will be selected from each category as they progress with all winners to be sashed and awarded on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk at the end of the competition each day

Criteria

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Locals residents within the following Far North Queensland Local Government Areas:  Aurukun, Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Cook (including Coen and Laura), Croydon, Douglas, Etheridge, Hope Vale, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Mapoon, Mareeba, Mossman Gorge, Napranum, Northern Peninsula Area, Pormpuraaw, Tablelands, Torres Shire Council, Torres Strait Island Regional Council, Weipa, Wujal Wujal and Yarrabah (See map)

  • Style and originality

  • Attention to detail with accessorising

  • Headwear is essential and complimentary

  • Grooming and deportment

  • Incorporate current fashion trends

  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Cairns Amateurs Carnival

Registration for this event closes at 11.45am on both Friday and Saturday. There will be no online registration.  You will need to arrive at the track in time to meet at the Fashions on the Field Precinct from 11.00am

Following registration, there will be rolling heats on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk. Finalists, winners and special mentions will be selected from each category as they progress with all winners to be sashed and awarded on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk at the end of the competition each day

Criteria

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Style and originality
  • Individual and coordinated fashion
  • Attention to detail with accessorising
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Cairns Amateurs Carnival


Registration for this event closes at 11.45am on both Friday and Saturday. There will be no online registration.  You will need to arrive at the track in time to meet at the Fashions on the Field Precinct from 11.00am

Following registration, there will be rolling heats on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk. Finalists, winners and special mentions will be selected from each category as they progress with all winners to be sashed and awarded on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk at the end of the competition each day

Criteria

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Classical style
  • Attention to detail with accessorising
  • Headwear is essential and complimentary
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Incorporate current fashion trends
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Cairns Amateurs Carnival

Registration for this event closes at 11.45am on both Friday and Saturday. There will be no online registration.  You will need to arrive at the track in time to meet at the Fashions on the Field Precinct from 11.00am

Following registration, there will be rolling heats on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk. Finalists, winners and special mentions will be selected from each category as they progress with all winners to be sashed and awarded on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk at the end of the competition each day

Criteria

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Style and originality
  • Attention to detail with accessorising e.g. cufflinks, handkerchief, lapel flower, hat
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Incorporate current fashion trends
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Cairns Amateurs Carnival


Registration for this event closes at 11.45am on both Friday and Saturday. There will be no online registration.  You will need to arrive at the track in time to meet at the Fashions on the Field Precinct from 11.00am

Following registration, there will be rolling heats on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk. Finalists, winners and special mentions will be selected from each category as they progress with all winners to be sashed and awarded on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk at the end of the competition each day

Criteria

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Contemporary and innovative style
  • Attention to detail with accessorising
  • Headwear is essential and complimentary
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Incorporate current fashion trends
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Cairns Amateurs Carnival

Registration for this event closes at 11.45am on both Friday and Saturday. There will be no online registration.  You will need to arrive at the track in time to meet at the Fashions on the Field Precinct from 11.00am

Following registration, there will be rolling heats on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk. Finalists, winners and special mentions will be selected from each category as they progress with all winners to be sashed and awarded on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk at the end of the competition each day

As the Cairns Amateurs is a Spring Racing Carnival, the judges will be looking for elegant and stylish racewear to suit the season as well as the latest fashion trends.

The panel of preliminary and finalist judges will base their votes on the following criteria:

  • Style and originality
  • Interpretation of the latest fashion trends
  • Appropriate racewear for a Spring carnival at Cairns Amateurs
  • Attention to detail with accessories such as shoes, handbags, jewellery, lapel flower
  • Style, design, and quality workmanship of millinery components including originality, the concept of theme, and wearability
  • High standards of grooming and deportment

Registration closes at 11.45am on both Friday and Saturday. There will be no online registration.  You will need to arrive at the track in time to meet at the Fashions on the Field Precinct from 11.00am.

Following registration, there will be rolling heats on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk. Finalists, winners and special mentions will be selected from each category as they progress with all winners to be sashed and awarded on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk at the end of the competition each day.

Please read the following terms and conditions for all event details.

As the Cairns Amateurs is a Spring Racing Carnival, the judges will be looking for elegant and stylish racewear to suit the season as well as the latest fashion trends.

The panel of preliminary and finalist judges will base their votes on the following criteria:

  • Style and originality
  • Interpretation of the latest fashion trends
  • Appropriate racewear for a Spring carnival at Cairns Amateurs
  • Attention to detail with accessories such as shoes, handbags, jewellery, lapel flower
  • Style, design, and quality workmanship of millinery components including originality, the concept of theme, and wearability
  • High standards of grooming and deportment

Registration closes at 11.45am on both Friday and Saturday. There will be no online registration.  You will need to arrive at the track in time to meet at the Fashions on the Field Precinct from 11.00am.

Following registration, there will be rolling heats on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk. Finalists, winners and special mentions will be selected from each category as they progress with all winners to be sashed and awarded on the Fashions on the Field Catwalk at the end of the competition each day.

Please read the following terms and conditions for all event details.

Meet our Judges

Meet our Judges

Pretty, Polished and Perfectly Relaxed ...

Pretty, Polished and Perfectly Relaxed ...

Tropical Fashion High Tea

12th September

Treat yourself to a luxe morning of fabulous company, bubbles, fashion and delicious treats.

Indulge in a selection of sweet and savoury delicacies with sparking wine, tea and coffee while enjoying the latest collections from Fashion parade by renowned designers and award winning local milliners.

This year’s Tropical Fashion High Tea promises to be
a delightful day out.

This is strictly an 18+ event.

Cost: $160 per person

Inclusions:

  • Gordon’s Pink on arrival
  • Traditional high tea stands with all the trimmings – tea, coffee, and sparkling wine throughout the event
  • Fashion parade by renowned designers and award-winning local milliners
  • Entertainment and gift bags

Tropical Fashion
High Tea

12th September

Treat yourself to a luxe morning of fabulous company, bubbles, fashion and delicious treats.

Indulge in a selection of sweet and savoury delicacies with sparking wine, tea and coffee while enjoying the latest collections from Fashion parade by renowned designers and award winning local milliners.

This year’s Tropical Fashion High Tea promises to be
a delightful day out.

This is strictly an 18+ event.

Cost: $160 per person

Inclusions:

  • Gordon’s Pink on arrival
  • Traditional high tea stands with all the trimmings – tea, coffee, and sparkling wine throughout the event
  • Fashion parade by renowned designers and award-winning local milliners
  • Entertainment and gift bags

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Emma Scodellaro

Cairns Amateurs Ambassador Emma Scodellaro is a Fashions on the Field competitor, judge, author, racing ambassador, and the creator of the worldwide social media platform ‘It’s All About the Sash’ on Facebook and Instagram. She began competing in Fashions on the Field in 2009 in Victoria and has gone on to compete interstate and internationally. Emma has won ‘Lady of the Day’ on numerous occasions and has judged extensively within Victoria, interstate and for virtual competitions both in Australia and overseas. She prides herself on her impartiality and depth of knowledge of quality fashion, styling, millinery, and racewear.

Emma’s greatest achievement in FOTF is her involvement with ‘It’s All About The Sash’, which is a positive support & resource networking platform for all involved in Fashions on the Field, promoting inclusivity, new friendships, ideas and where photos of FOTF competitions worldwide are shared. ‘It’s All About The Sash’ is her passion project as the group aims to educate, promote and contribute to the development of FOTF events not only in Australia but also internationally.

Neil Carpenter

Neil Carpenter is no stranger to Fashions on the Field. However, it was by only chance that Neil first stumbled across the world of race fashion after being approached to enter his very first competition in 2017. Fast forward over six years and not only has his suit, shoe, tie, and sock collection grown exponentially, but so has his keen interest in keeping abreast of both men’s and women’s racewear fashion trends globally. Over the years, Neil has been awarded many ‘Gentleman of the Day’ sashes within his home state of NSW as well as in QLD, VIC, ACT, TAS and SA.

Neil is honoured to be officiating at the Cairns Amateurs Sapphire Jubilee Carnival and offers this small piece of advice for entrants: “Confidence is key.”

Crystal Kimber

Crystal is a Fashions on the Field devotee renowned for creating and styling her own race day outfits which has gained her national recognition in the Fashions of the Field arena. Her passion for design and the Fashions on the Field competition culminated in her winning the coveted National Myer Fashions on the Field title in 2017.

In 2019, Crystal became a Myer Fashions on the Field Ambassador, and she continues to have a long association with the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) as an Ambassador and as a Fashions on the Field judge. Between 2012 and 2019, Crystal’s standout racewear style and sophistication earned her 28 Fashions on the Field wins. 

Kathryn Lee

Joining the judging panel in 2023 is Sydney milliner and guest judge Kathryn Lee, who will choose the millinery awards at the Jubilee Fashion High Tea and Fashions on the Field.

As the owner and designer behind Modern Vintage Couture Millinery and Kathryn Lee Millinery, she weaves magic into every hat she creates, turning each one into an enchanting headpiece fit for royalty.

For over a decade, Kathryn’s artistry has graced the heads of racegoers and fashionistas on the field. After a sensational run with her own women’s fashion boutique in the trendy Potts Point, she decided to dive headfirst into the world of millinery.

Kathryn’s hats are not just accessories; they are veritable works of art that have found their way into the hearts of racing enthusiasts and trendsetters alike. With a delightful nod from both the ATC Style Guide and the BRC Style Guide, Kathryn’s creations are officially crowned as the epitome of elegance and flair.

Friday 13th September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Cairns Jockey Club Members $280
Cost: Non-Members $315
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Friends of the Cairns Amateurs

Friends of the Cairns Amateurs package!

Located adjacent to the Tropical Verandah, Friends of Cairns Amateurs is a new fully catered entertainment option, for those wanting to enjoy with carnival with a small group of friends or colleagues. Enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of one of Australia’s premier award-winning spring horse racing Carnivals and celebrate this iconic North Queensland event with clients, friends or colleagues in style.

 
Inclusions:
  • Reserved tables and seating in the Friends of the Cairns Amateurs Marquee located next to the Tropical Veranda
  • Fully shaded.
  • Wristband general admission passes.
  • Premium bar package with all-inclusive 7-hour beverage package including spirits
  • TAB & Bookie facilities
  • Race book
  • Live Entertainment
  • Table linen and centrepieces
  • shared toilet facilities
Friday 13th September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Cairns Jockey Club Members $280
Cost: Non-Members $315
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Friends of the
Cairns Amateurs

Friends of the Cairns Amateurs package!

Located adjacent to the Tropical Verandah, Friends of Cairns Amateurs is a new fully catered entertainment option, for those wanting to enjoy with carnival with a small group of friends or colleagues. Enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of one of Australia’s premier award-winning spring horse racing Carnivals and celebrate this iconic North Queensland event with clients, friends or colleagues in style.

 
Inclusions:
  • Reserved tables and seating in the Friends of the Cairns Amateurs Marquee located next to the Tropical Veranda
  • Fully shaded.
  • Wristband general admission passes.
  • Premium bar package with all-inclusive 7-hour beverage package including spirits
  • TAB & Bookie facilities
  • Race book
  • Live Entertainment
  • Table linen and centrepieces
  • shared toilet facilities

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Saturday 14th September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Cairns Jockey Club Members $300
Cost: Non-Members $345
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Friends of the Cairns Amateurs

Friends of the Cairns Amateurs package!

Located adjacent to the Tropical Verandah, Friends of Cairns Amateurs is a new fully catered entertainment option, for those wanting to enjoy with carnival with a small group of friends or colleagues. Enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of one of Australia’s premier award-winning spring horse racing Carnivals and celebrate this iconic North Queensland event with clients, friends or colleagues in style.

 
Inclusions:
  • Reserved tables and seating in the Friends of the Cairns Amateurs Marquee located next to the Tropical Veranda
  • Fully shaded.
  • Wristband general admission passes.
  • Premium bar package with all-inclusive 7-hour beverage package including spirits
  • TAB & Bookie facilities
  • Race book
  • Live Entertainment
  • Table linen and centrepieces
  • shared toilet facilities
Saturday 14th September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Cairns Jockey Club Members $300
Cost: Non-Members $345
 
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Friends of the
Cairns Amateurs

Friends of the Cairns Amateurs package!

Located adjacent to the Tropical Verandah, Friends of Cairns Amateurs is a new fully catered entertainment option, for those wanting to enjoy with carnival with a small group of friends or colleagues. Enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of one of Australia’s premier award-winning spring horse racing Carnivals and celebrate this iconic North Queensland event with clients, friends or colleagues in style.

 
Inclusions:
  • Reserved tables and seating in the Friends of the Cairns Amateurs Marquee located next to the Tropical Veranda
  • Fully shaded.
  • Wristband general admission passes.
  • Premium bar package with all-inclusive 7-hour beverage package including spirits
  • TAB & Bookie facilities
  • Race book
  • Live Entertainment
  • Table linen and centrepieces
  • shared toilet facilities

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Saturday 14th, September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Saturday 14th September $280
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Carlton 1500 Club (2 storey lower)

Brand New Air-Conditioned Venue Directly Opposite the Winning Post
CAIRNS AMATEURS ULTIMATE VIEW!
Elevate your experience at the Cairns Amateurs and witness all the action in spacious open air marquee overlooking the track Great Northern 1500 Club. This exciting new venue offers a bird’s eye panoramic view of the winning post and all the trimmings in an all-inclusive package with canapés, grazing stations, premium beverage package and live entertainment.
 
Inclusions:      
  • Reserved 15x30m area on the lower level of the trackside two-story marquee
  • Wristband general admission passes
  • Race Book
  • Food stations and canapes served throughout the day
  • Shared bar with an all-inclusive beverage package from 11am – 6.00pm including beer, wine, sparkling, ready to drink spirits and soft drink
  • TAB and bookie facilities available
  • Trestle tables, chairs, dry bars and stools
  • Table linen and centerpieces
  • Permanent toilet facilities located directly behind the marquee


This is strictly an 18+ event.

Please note this event is only available on Saturday.

Saturday 14th, September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Saturday 14th September $280
 
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Carlton 1500 Club
(2 storey lower)

Brand New Air-Conditioned Venue Directly Opposite the Winning Post
CAIRNS AMATEURS ULTIMATE VIEW!
Elevate your experience at the Cairns Amateurs and witness all the action in spacious open air marquee overlooking the track Great Northern 1500 Club. This exciting new venue offers a bird’s eye panoramic view of the winning post and all the trimmings in an all-inclusive package with canapés, grazing stations, premium beverage package and live entertainment.
 
Inclusions:      
  • Reserved 15x30m area on the lower level of the trackside two-story marquee
  • Wristband general admission passes
  • Race Book
  • Food stations and canapes served throughout the day
  • Shared bar with an all-inclusive beverage package from 11am – 6.00pm including beer, wine, sparkling, ready to drink spirits and soft drink
  • TAB and bookie facilities available
  • Trestle tables, chairs, dry bars and stools
  • Table linen and centerpieces
  • Permanent toilet facilities located directly behind the marquee


This is strictly an 18+ event.

Please note this event is only available on Saturday.

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Friday 13th September 2024
Location: Cairns Esplanade Eastern Event Lawn
Gates Open: 6.30pm – 12.00am
Cost: $350
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Ladbrokes Cairns Amateurs Gala Ball

TROPICAL NORTH QLD NIGHT OF NIGHTS!

Arguably the North’s most glamorous black tie event set in a waterfront marquee under the moonlight, Cairns Esplanade Eastern Events Lawn. You’ll be treated to an indulgent 3-course dinner, prepared by the award-winning Ochre Restaurant while enjoying premium beverages. Then dance the night away to captivating live music performances and the piece de resistance, a spectacular fireworks display. 

As a gala event, the dress code is strictly Black Tie, with a lounge suit and tie
as the minimum requirement for men. Do use this as an excuse to go all out; embrace the chance to get glammed up.

Inclusions:
  • Pre-dinner canapés
  • Sumptuous 3-course meal including gourmet dessert buffet
  • Premium five and half hour beverage package
  • Live music and entertainment throughout the evening
  • Firework display

This is strictly an 18+ event.
Friday 13th September 2024
Location: Cairns Esplanade
Eastern Event Lawn
Gates Open: 6.30pm – 12.00am
Cost: $350
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Ladbrokes Cairns Amateurs Gala Ball

TROPICAL NORTH QLD NIGHT OF NIGHTS!

Arguably the North’s most glamorous black tie event set in a waterfront marquee under the moonlight, Cairns Esplanade Eastern Events Lawn. You’ll be treated to an indulgent 3-course dinner, prepared by the award-winning Ochre Restaurant while enjoying premium beverages. Then dance the night away to captivating live music performances and the piece de resistance, a spectacular fireworks display. 

As a gala event, the dress code is strictly Black Tie, with a lounge suit and tie
as the minimum requirement for men. Do use this as an excuse to go all out; embrace the chance to get glammed up.

Inclusions:
  • Pre-dinner canapés
  • Sumptuous 3-course meal including gourmet dessert buffet
  • Premium five and half hour beverage package
  • Live music and entertainment throughout the evening
  • Firework display

This is strictly an 18+ event.

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Friday 13th September $140
Cost: Saturday 14th September $190
 
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Vodka Cruiser Pavilion

THE FILLIES & COLTS PLAYGROUND HAS A BRAND NEW VENUE!

Minty fresh, this popular event has moved to a new undercover, air-conditioned venue! Don’t miss out on party central!

Join like-minded fillies and colts partying the day away enjoying the colourful and vibrant atmosphere of the Vodka Cruiser Party Pavilion. Located at the southern end of the home straight watch the horses thunder past on their way to the finish line! New undercover, air-conditioned venue with continuous music throughout the day from DJ Moose, private bars and bookies, you will have everything you need for a day at the races!

Inclusions:
  • Gate entry and Silks Pavilion access
  • Food Stations
  • 4x Vodka Cruisers on arrival with a shared bar to purchase beverages
  • Ample Seating
  • Reserved Trackside frontage to view all the races under umbrellas 
  • Access to Purchase Beverages from a Private Bar (Tap and Go Facilities ONLY) No Cash
  • Live Entertainment throughout the day
  • Bookies Facilities
  • Located in Silks featuring Air-Conditioning


This is strictly an 18+ event.

In the interest of community health and safety, we strongly encourage contactless transactions. EFTPOS facilities will be made available at all bars. Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Friday 13th September $140
Cost: Saturday 14th September $190
 
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Vodka Cruiser Pavilion

THE FILLIES & COLTS PLAYGROUND HAS A BRAND NEW VENUE!

Minty fresh, this popular event has moved to a new undercover, air-conditioned venue! Don’t miss out on party central!

Join like-minded fillies and colts partying the day away enjoying the colourful and vibrant atmosphere of the Vodka Cruiser Party Pavilion. Located at the southern end of the home straight watch the horses thunder past on their way to the finish line! New undercover, air-conditioned venue with continuous music throughout the day from DJ Moose, private bars and bookies, you will have everything you need for a day at the races!

Inclusions:
  • Gate entry and Silks Pavilion access
  • Food Stations
  • 4x Vodka Cruisers on arrival with a shared bar to purchase beverages
  • Ample Seating
  • Reserved Trackside frontage to view all the races under umbrellas 
  • Access to Purchase Beverages from a Private Bar (Tap and Go Facilities ONLY) No Cash
  • Live Entertainment throughout the day
  • Bookies Facilities
  • Located in Silks featuring Air-Conditioning

This is strictly an 18+ event.

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

In the interest of community health and safety, we strongly encourage contactless transactions. EFTPOS facilities will be made available at all bars. Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Friday 13th and Saturday 14th, September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Friday 13th September $280
Cost: Saturday 14th September $315
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Carlton 1500 Club (2 storey upper)

Brand New Air-Conditioned Venue Directly Opposite the Winning Post
CAIRNS AMATEURS ULTIMATE VIEW!
Elevate your experience at the Cairns Amateurs and witness all the ain the spacious 2-story Great Norther 1500 Club. This exciting new venue offers a bird’s eye panoramic view of the winning post and all the trimmings in an all-inclusive package with canapés, grazing stations, premium beverage package and live entertainment.
 
Inclusions:      
  • Reserved 15x30m area on the upper level of the trackside two-story marquee
  • Wristband general admission passes
  • Race Book
  • Food stations and canapes served throughout the day.
  • Shared bar with an all-inclusive beverage package from 11am – 6.00pm including beer, wine, sparkling, ready to drink spirits and soft drink
  • TAB  and Bookie facilities available
  • Trestle tables, chairs, dry bars and stools
  • Table linen and centerpieces
  • Permanent toilet facilities located directly behind the marquee


This is strictly an 18+ event.

Friday 13th and Saturday 14th, September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Friday 13th September $265
Cost: Saturday 14th September $315
 
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Carlton 1500 Club
(2 storey upper)

Brand New Air-Conditioned Venue Directly Opposite the Winning Post
CAIRNS AMATEURS ULTIMATE VIEW!
Elevate your experience at the Cairns Amateurs and witness all the ain the spacious 2-story Great Norther 1500 Club. This exciting new venue offers a bird’s eye panoramic view of the winning post and all the trimmings in an all-inclusive package with canapés, grazing stations, premium beverage package and live entertainment.
 
Inclusions:      
  • Reserved 15x30m area on the upper level of the trackside two-story marquee
  • Wristband general admission passes
  • Race Book
  • Food stations and canapes served throughout the day.
  • Shared bar with an all-inclusive beverage package from 11am – 6.00pm including beer, wine, sparkling, ready to drink spirits and soft drink
  • TAB  and Bookie facilities available
  • Trestle tables, chairs, dry bars and stools
  • Table linen and centerpieces
  • Permanent toilet facilities located directly behind the marquee


This is strictly an 18+ event.

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th September 2024

Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Bar Open: 11.00am
First Race: 12.45pm (approx.)
Last Race: 4.55pm (approx.)

Cost: Friday 13th September $35
Cost: Saturday 14th September $45

2.5% booking fee applies 
 

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General Admission

CREATE YOUR OWN MAGIC!

The 2024 Cairns Amateurs Carnival will have more fun, fashion and racing entertainment than ever before! Cannon Park will come to life on Cairns Amateurs Ladies Day, Friday the 13th and Cairns Amateur Cup Day, Saturday, the 14th of September, with two massive days of events with roving entertainment, live music & bookies, Fashions on the Field and of course horse racing!

In the interest of community health and safety, we strongly encourage contactless transactions. EFTPOS facilities will be made available at all bars. Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th September 2024

Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Bar Open: 11.00am
First Race: 12.45pm (approx.)
Last Race: 4.55pm (approx.)

Cost: Friday 13th September $35
Cost: Saturday 14th September $45

2.5% booking fee applies 
 

General Admission

CREATE YOUR OWN MAGIC!

The 2024 Cairns Amateurs Carnival will have more fun, fashion and racing entertainment than ever before! Cannon Park will come to life on Cairns Amateurs Ladies Day, Friday the 13th and Cairns Amateur Cup Day, Saturday, the 14th of September, with two massive days of events with roving entertainment, live music & bookies, Fashions on the Field and of course horse racing!

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In the interest of community health and safety, we strongly encourage contactless transactions. EFTPOS facilities will be made available at all bars. Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Thursday, September 12th 2024


Gates Open:
11.00am
Cost: $160

2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Proudly Sponsored by

 

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Tropical Fashion High Tea

PRETTY, POLISHED AND PERFECTLY RELAXED!

Treat yourself to a luxe morning of fabulous company, bubbles, fashion and delicious treats. Indulge in a selection of sweet and savoury delicacies with sparkling wine, tea and coffee while enjoying fashion parades by renowned designers and award-winning local milliners the latest collections from Myer Cairns and renowned local milliners. This year’s Tropical Fashion High Tea promises to be a delightful day out.

 

Ticket Inclusions:

  • Gordon’s Pink on arrival
  • Traditional high tea stands with all the trimmings – tea, coffee, and sparkling wine throughout the event

  • Fashion parade by renowned designers and award-winning local milliners
  • Entertainment and gift bags


This is strictly an 18+ event.

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol.

Thursday, September 12th 2024


Gates Open:
11.00am
Cost: $160

2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Gordon’s Pink Jubilee Fashion High Tea

PRETTY, POLISHED AND PERFECTLY RELAXED!

Treat yourself to a luxe morning of fabulous company, bubbles, fashion and delicious treats. Indulge in a selection of sweet and savoury delicacies with sparkling wine, tea and coffee while enjoying fashion parades by renowned designers and award-winning local milliners the latest collections from Myer Cairns and renowned local milliners. This year’s Tropical Fashion High Tea promises to be a delightful day out.

 

Ticket Inclusions:

  • Gordon’s Pink on arrival
  • Traditional high tea stands with all the trimmings – tea, coffee, and sparkling wine throughout the event

  • Fashion parade by renowned designers and award-winning local milliners
  • Entertainment and gift bags


This is strictly an 18+ event.

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol.