Cruelty Free Spring Carnival Alternatives

Love horses? Want to spend your Cup Day with like-minded people and raise money for animals? These are the events for you, and they’re happening all across Australia!


MELBOURNE: Farshans On The Field (previously our ‘Nup to the Cup’ picnic).

Hosted by us, this is our favourite event of the year to wind down after all of our Spring Racing Carnival protests!

There will be cruelty free food, drinks, fashion and ‘races’ (without the horses!). Come and join the fun, it’s just up the road from Flemington Racecourse. Purchase tickets here.


HOBART: Nup to the Cup Picnic.

Enjoy an afternoon of frocking up, awesome wine, bubbles & mocktails, afternoon tea catered by Vegelicious, chances to win fabulous prizes & more with a group of amazing women, having fun without exploiting animals.

This Nup to the Cup event helps to raise funds for the Brightside Farm Sanctuary horses.

Tickets are $50.00 18 yrs & over, cruelty free event. Purchase tickets here.


NEWCASTLE: Nup to the Cup Picnic.

A fun event with a serious side. Please wear black to remember the horses who die on the track or discarded when no longer racing.

Tickets are $20 and include awesome vegan Bonta Vera finger food, with all proceeds going to The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses. Purchase here.


PERTH: No Second Prize.

A cruelty-free alternative to the usual Melbourne Cup lunch! Artists concerned for the welfare of all animals have created works for this curated fundraising exhibition. The catered opening of the exhibition is a ‘sweepstake free’ alternative to Melbourne Cup luncheons.

RSVP essential to and entry by suggested donation of $10.


SYDNEY: Bugger the Cup.

Cruelty free burgers and kindness to racehorses!

Soul Burger in Sydney will be donating 100% of all takings from both their Glebe an Randwick stores to the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses on Melbourne Cup.

Support a great cause, have a great burger and say ‘NUP’ to the Cup.


ADELAIDE: Not the Melbourne Cup.

Book a table with friends for a special Melbourne Cup Day lunch at Everything Vegan. Enjoy the new outdoor area… and not watching the races!

All funds raised on the day go directly to the rescued racehorses at Freedom Hill Sanctuary.