It’s the race that stops the nation and it will be here before you know it!
Luckily, it’s not too late to secure a seat at one of the many Melbourne Cup luncheons and other events happening across the Coast on November 7.
Here are a few:
Head along for family fun with great prizes for best dressed, sweepstakes and a delicious three-course menu with the race on the big screen. Tickets are $45 and are available
and the Lakehouse Sunshine Coast
The one and only Todd Widdicombe from Mix FM will be whipping up some laughs from 11.30am as he emcees the event, which includes an alternate-serve menu, sweepstakes, prizes for best-dressed guests, and live music from 2.30pm. Tickets are $70 per person and are available at brightwaterhotel.com.au.
Fashions on the Mountain
Maleny’s inaugural Fashions on the Mountain will be hosted by the Vintage Calendar Girls at Weddings at Tiffany’s.
The event, which starts at 11am, will see fashion industry greats including Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival director Jacinta Richmond and local milliner Maree DeGraw on the judging panel, with live entertainment by Gemma Kirby and Natasha Hammond. All proceeds from the day will go to the Maleny State High School chaplain Lisha Badcock and the Vintage Calendar Girls charity. Tickets are available at facebook.com/vintagecalendargirls.
Melbourne Cup Garden Party
26˚ bar at Rumba Beach Resort is hosting a garden party with an all-inclusive experience that consists of a roving canape menu, dessert bar and four-hour premium beverages package. Watch the
race on the big screen and enjoy sweepstakes, fashion and prizes with co-host Rosanna Natoli from 11.30am to 4pm and stay on for the free after-party with the Michelle Brown Duo from 5pm. Tickets are $129 per person and available from 26degrees.eventbrite.com.au.
Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch at the Palmwoods Hotel along with sweeps, the race on the big screen, fashion parade and prizes for best dressed as well as lucky door prizes. The cost is $45 per person and tickets are available at palmwoodshotel.com.au .
Get to the Parklands Tavern from 11.30am
to enjoy a day of great company and racing. Mix FM and Sea FM’s Nicola Ryan will take you through the day, with sweepstakes action and live music from 2.30pm. Guests can choose from the full a la carte menu in the hotel, or get stuck into the alternate-serve menu in the Birdcage for $45 per person. Bookings are essential at parklandstavern.com.au.
Sunshine Coast Turf Club
Check out live racing, on course entertainment, the iStyleTV Fashions on the Field and much more from 9.30am. Tickets to the 18-plus event are $15 from sctc.com.au or at the gate.
Sunshine Hospice Fundraiser
Head to the Ground Floor Atrium of tower two in the Kon-Tiki building on Plaza Parade, Maroochydore to support the Sunshine Hospice’s building fund. The event includes sweeps, raffles and a fashion parade and starts at midday. Tickets are $60 plus fee and GST. To book, call 5479 0881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.