Welcome to The Meadow

The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, Virginia, is rich in history and an adaptable event space. Located just minutes from Richmond and Fredericksburg, an easy drive from Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach and a straight shot from the D.C. area, The Meadow Event Park attracts guests from throughout the commonwealth.
Thoroughbred racing legend Secretariat was born here in 1970. Three years later he blazed his way into Triple Crown history. Today his birthplace is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. Narrated tours are given year-round by appointment.

Since then, The Meadow has transformed from a family farm to a multi-purpose venue that is home to the State Fair of Virginia and other notable events. The 331-acre property features a mixture of original structures and newly constructed facilities.

Derby Day at The Meadow Event Park

May 5, 2018

4pm-7pm in Meadow Hall

Presented by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at James River and the Secretariat tourism program at The Meadow Event Park.

Come celebrate the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby and the 45th anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown at the historic birthplace of the legendary champion!

Enjoy “Derby fare with a Virginia flair” in beautiful Meadow Hall, Meadow Mint Julep Tram Tours, Derby Hat contest, visits with two Secretariat descendants and much more.

SOLD OUT-Tickets are $75 and may be ordered at this link: www.jamesriverhorses.org

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