Farshans on the Field | Nup to the Cup Picnic

Ladies, gentlepersons and those beyond the binary..

Are you against the senseless torture of animals?
Do you tolerate certain kinds of sport?
Do you have a penchant for fashion?
And vehemently hate the Melbourne Cup?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then do we have the event for you!

We’re doing it again and going for the TRIFECTA..
For the 3rd year literally running the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses and Tenfingerz are joining forces to bring you..

‘FARSHANS ON THE FIELD’

Bringing together two of Melbourne’s favourite past times – fashion and sport, we deliver to you a free alternative to the old ‘Race that stops a nation’, to say ‘NUP THE CUP!’

When: Tuesday 6 November
Where: Newmarket Reserve, Cnr Epsom & Racecourse Road, Flemington
Time: 10am – 5pm
What to bring: Picnic rug or chair, vegan food and drinks, (or purchase from our cruelty-free bar and BBQ)
What to wear: Silly outfits (optional)
Entry Cost: It’s free!

Come witness the fabulously fashionable competitors as they battle out for the grand prize… or enter and compete for the grandest of prizes yourself!

What are they/you competing in???? Human running races in SILLY OUTFITS of course! It’s like school sports carnival but you’re an adult now and you can sit on the grass, with a drink in hand and watch people running around a track in their finest finery if you want to.

And so yes, there will be drinks and a cruelty-free picnic available for purchase. All proceeds from the food and drinks sold go to CPR.

Dress up (but don’t feel obliged to)! Come and enjoy the free entertainment! Bands, DJs and of course FASHION RACING!

Family friendly!
Cruelty-free!
BYO Picnic rug or chairs!
No fur! No leather jackets! No feathers! No meat lunches!
No cruelty!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS ON ENTERTAINMENT AND THE RELEASE OF THIS YEAR’S RACE THEMES VIA THE EVENT PAGE HERE!

If you would like to volunteer your band or your DJ skills to this worthy cause please get in touch.

🚆 Train instructions: Jump on the Cragieburn line and get off at Newmarket Station. It’s a short walk from there. Don’t follow where racegoers are heading! The racecourse stop is on the other side of the track, and stops in side the actual course.

🚊 Tram instrutions: The 57 line has a stop right outside Newmarket Reserve. You won’t be able to miss us!

🚔 Parking: There is street parking nearby, but it will be busy. Allow extra time to travel due to racegoer traffic.

***Venue is wheelchair accessible***

We acknowledge this event and the whole Spring Racing Carnival occurs on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation and that sovereignty was never ceded.