Block House Races FAQ

Dec 12, 2018 - 10:45 AM

73rd Tryon Block House Races FAQ

When is the event? 
Saturday, June 5, 2021.


When do gates open?
Gates open at 10am.


What time are the races?
The first race is at 12:30pm, and every 35 minutes thereafter. There are five races – the last race is a flat race.


What time does the event end?
The event is estimated to end around 3:30pm/4pm, but it will end after the last race.



Where is the event held?
Just minutes from TIEC, the Green Creek Race Course is located at 6881 S. NC Hwy 9, Columbus, NC 28722. View map below.


When do tickets go on sale? 
Tickets are now on sale. Click here to purchase.


Is there any entertainment, live music or kids’ activities?
The steeplechase races are the only entertainment being offered during this event. We will amplify the race announcement and announcements. You are welcome to bring entertainment for your tailgate space such as cornhole sets or games or non-amplified instruments/music. If you have questions on what you can bring, please contact



What cannot be brought to the Tryon Block House Races:
Open Flames
Large sound systems
Tents larger than 10×10’
Glass containers
ATVs, Golf Carts or other motorized vehicles


Can I re-enter the property once I leave?
No, there is absolutely no re-admission to The Tryon Block House Races once you leave.


Can I bring my own tent to TBHR?
Yes! You can bring up to a 10×10’ tent, but you must purchase a Personal Tent Permit in advance or on the day of the event. For the safety of the horses and guests, all tents must be installed weighted and staked properly and will be subject to inspection. If they are unstable, you will be asked to take it down. All spaces on the rail must place their tents behind the vehicle or at least fifteen feet from the rail.


What does my parking space purchase include?
All tailgating spaces include one 12×20’ parking space and admission for all customers that are in the car.


Does my car count as an oversized vehicle?
Any vehicles exceeding 20′ in length, 7′ in height, and 12′ in width will be counted as an oversized vehicle. All vehicles with a non-oversized ticket that arrive exceeding these measurements will be relocated to the oversize parking area and incur the difference in price.


Can I be dropped off for the races?
Yes, walk-up tickets will be sold the day of the event.


Can I buy food or drink at the event?
Yes, we will have a food truck with limited items, so we encourage you to bring food and drink for your tailgate if you have specific preferences.


What is your refund policy?
The races will run rain or shine. There are no refunds for purchases.


I am interested in Handicapped Parking. Where should I select a space?
Since the Tryon Block House Races are in a field with driving accessibility, we recommend you choose a space closest to where you would like to be. The flattest ground and closest proximity to handicapped restrooms are rows J and K in the Yellow section.


I did not see my tickets in my email. How do I receive them and what do I need to do once I receive them?
Tickets are attached to your confirmation email with your receipt. If you did not receive this email or have any further questions, please email This ticket will need to be printed out in order to display on the dash of your car.


Have other questions? Email


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