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What is the Melbourne Cup Carnival?
The Melbourne Cup is Australia's premier thoroughbred horse race and the Melbourne Cup Carnival combines this iconic sporting event with a week of entertainment, glamorous fashion, and gourmet food.
Taking place at the Flemington Racecourse, the event features an outdoor fashion show, local food and drinks served in stylish eateries. It is a playground for grownups with swings, a carousel, and even an arcade.
You can also catch top Australian artists performing on a huge stage throughout the festival.
Don't miss this top event for horse-racing fans!
Need to know
Depending on the type of experience you want there are different ways to enjoy the Melbourne Cup Carnival - including general admission tickets, reserved seating in the grandstand to get the best view of the races and corporate hospitality packages.
Did you know?
The Melbourne Cup has a long tradition, with the first race held all the way back in 1861.
Click on the event website link provided on the left to learn more about the schedule of events.
Coronavirus is causing a number of event cancellations; we provide event website links on each page for you to check the latest updates.
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