A spectacular for everyone at Flemington

9 February 2024 Written by VRC

The Flemington Racing Spectacular – the marquee carnival outside of the iconic Melbourne Cup Carnival – is back again in 2024, bigger and better than ever, showcasing the best in Group 1 racing, fabulous food and wine and exceptional entertainment.

Indulge in the ultimate retro resort experience, as the Flemington Fareground makes an exciting return for this year's Flemington Racing Spectacular.

Immerse yourself in a resort style vibe that sets the perfect stage for a day of leisure and excitement.  

Located in The Elms (at the west end of the Flemington Lawn) entrance to the Fareground is FREE with your race day ticket.

Fareground Resort

Bring the whole family and head to The Elms, which has been reimagined as the Fareground Resort, bringing a retro vibe.  

What’s on offer

Furphy Beer Garden: A haven with a bar and outdoor shaded seating, offering a refreshing oasis to sip and spin a few Furphy’s whilst watching the racing on the track or surrounding screens.

Resort Pool Deck: For those seeking a more tranquil setting, discover ultimate relaxation on our ‘Pool Deck’ - a serene spot to sit back, put your feet up and decompress. Grab a drink, some mouth-watering food and settle in by the giant ball pit pool, in between exploring all that the Fareground Resort has to offer.

Resort Lawn: Dive into games and activities for all ages, such as bocce, mini golf and karaoke. The adults can indulge in a side of wine and cheese with charcuterie boards available.

Karaoke Lounge: Enjoy non-stop karaoke fun throughout the day and sing your heart out in the karaoke lounge.

Roller Skating: Get ready to roll with roller-skating excitement (ages 5+), featuring specially tailored sessions for both kids and adults. Experienced skate instructors will be on hand to teach and guide you through the fun. With party tunes setting the tone, it’s an instant roller disco experience! We’ve got skates for all ages, complete with safety gear. Watch out for mini shows by the skate
instructors throughout the day.

The Fun Fair: Enjoy the thrill of amusement park rides, strike a pose with our photo prop cut-outs, indulge in classic lawn games, get your face painted, hop on pony rides, and savour delicious twister potato treats from the food truck.

Phar Lap Club Retreat: PLC Members are invited to immerse themselves in Kids Clubstyle fun and entertainment for free all day long. Make your own retro inspired jewellery at our beading station, frolic around in the kids only ball pit pool or take a photo in our photo booth.

Help make an impact

The Flemington Racing Spectacular isn’t just about thrilling races; it’s also a time for giving back. For those feeling charitable, bring along your spare change and donate to one of VRC’s wonderful Charity Partners, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Good Friday Appeal. Friendly volunteers will be rattling tins for these incredible causes and resort guests will have the opportunity to win some amazing prizes.

Come along and be a part of the Flemington Racing Spectacular.