Wednesday, June 6, 2012
One of the bigger events to do on a Saturday night during the summer months in Fauquier County is attend a twilight polo match. Twilight polo matches start in late May and end in early September. They take place at the Great Meadow farm in The Plains, Virginia, located just minutes outside Warrenton. Polo is a very big event in Fauquier County because this area is known as “horse country.” Great Meadow is the host to the Virginia Gold Cup races that take place in early May and is said to be one of the best playing polo surfaces from New York to South Carolina. There are more than 20,000 people that come out and attend the twilight polo matches during the summer months. Fans set up tailgates and picnics while taking in the exciting double feature polo matches that occur every Saturday night. There are several food vendors that are on site as well for those people who don’t want to bother with their own tailgates. Some of the area’s best BBQ and fun live entertainment is all found at Great Meadow during the summer. Gates open at 6:30pm, with the first match starting at 7:00pm. Tickets are $30.00 per carload or $10.00 for people coming alone. Visit the official Great Meadow website for more information on this fun summer activity at http://www.greatmeadow.org.