Tailgating at Keeneland
Please note, due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, no tailgating will be permitted on the Keeneland grounds during the 2021 Spring Meet at Keeneland.
We encourage fans to review the following tailgating rules:
Though tailgating is permitted in the paved parking areas each race day, the use of tents, grills and saving of parking spaces is prohibited.
- Uniformed Lexington Police Officers patrol Keeneland parking lots and are staffed in The Hill area along with Lexington/Fayette County paramedics when The Hill is in operation.
- Lexington/Fayette County paramedics are staffed in The Hill area each race day
- Weapons, of any kind, are strictly prohibited in The Hill area, fas well as anywhere on Keeneland grounds
- Laws pertaining to disorderly conduct and underage drinking will be strictly enforced
- Fire pits are strictly prohibited.
- Animals (dogs) must be kept on a leash at all times, and are not allowed to run free.
- No DJs or amplified sound are allowed.
- No sales, soliciting, or sampling are allowed on Keeneland grounds, including tailgating areas, without permission in advance from Keeneland Management.
- Excessive commercial signage is not permitted. Tents may hang signs or banners approximately 2’ X 3’ to direct guests to tent entrance.
- Helium filled balloons are strictly prohibited anywhere on Keeneland grounds as the airspace above Keeneland is restricted due to FAA regulations
Pop-up tents are permitted throughout parking areas on The Hill.
- Only certain areas on The Hill are designated appropriate for large staked tents
- Tents must be no larger than 20’ X 40’, unless approved, in advance, by Keeneland Management.
- Large rented/staked tents may be set-up in the morning of the event, or the evening prior, after races have concluded for that day.
- Tents must be taken down at the end of the race day.
- In the area designated for large rented/staked tents, there will be space for one catering vehicle adjacent to the tent. No other parking spaces will be reserved. Parking on The Hill is a first come, first served basis.
- Bryant‘s Rent All of Lexington is Keeneland’s preferred tent vendor.
For any other questions, please contact Keeneland Promotions at 859 280-4734.