Stylish racegoers at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival this week are in with the chance of winning bottles of award-winning gin that’s made only three miles from York Racecourse. York Gin are sponsoring all four days of the festival’s Fashion Lawn – with beautiful gin hampers containing large bottles and other York Gin goodies on offer for the smartest racegoers.
There’s no need to register in advance – all stand-side visitors can take part and watch on the days.
Visitors to the racecourse’s main restaurants can already enjoy a York Gin and tonic, in addition to sampling it in the Edwardian Weighing Room – the lawns of which host the York Gin Ebor Fashion Lawn itself.
All York Gin’s award-winning spirits are made in a still called Ebor. They are also bottled and labelled at the York Gin Distillery in Acaster Malbis – just a five-minute drive from the Knavesmire.
One of York Gin’s founders, Emma Godivala, says: “We’re absolutely delighted to be involved with the legendary Ebor Festival. We love the races – and we drive past the racecourse every day on the way to the distillery. It’s great for our local company to be involved in such an iconic event.
“We’re hoping to see lots of lovely elegant, handsome outfits – all categories are open to any adult race-goer.”
A large 70cl bottle of York Gin Roman Fruit and other York Gin goodies are up for grabs for the following categories each day of the festival. The categories are:
- Most stylish;
- Most stylish runner-up;
- Best dressed couple (the couple will receive a bottle each).
Amy Swales, Marketing Manager at York, said: “The Ebor Fashion Lawn is about having fun with fashion and enjoying every aspect of a day at the races.
“We are delighted to be welcoming local company York Gin on board this year, and it’s great to share the excitement of next week with them.”
While the adults can look forward to some gin, there are prizes for best-dressed kids too, with prizes from The Potions Cauldron on Shambles and The Hole In Wand, Coppergate Centre.
The Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival runs from Wednesday 18th August to Saturday 21st August.
Images: (Matthew Kitchen Photography).