Spring Foxfield Races return this Saturday
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Spring Foxfield Races are back after not being able to be held due to the pandemic.
The race started in 1978, making this the 43rd event.
Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday. There will be six races starting at 12:30 p.m.
The new "entertainment park" features a video wall so people can watch the races and listen to music.
Proceeds from event will go toward Camp Holiday Trails and support its 50th-anniversary campaign to renovate and expand camp facilities and engage more children with medical needs and chronic illnesses.
"This has been a part of many people's history and we also hope to put it into new attendees as part of their returning calendars every year, so they always add us that last part of April and the fall races as well, because it a great opportunity for people to continue to come and feel as though they can entertain together, have that picnic in their tail gating space and welcoming friends and family," said Kelsey Cox, the executive director of Foxfield Races.
She also said that Foxfield has made some changes to the rules and regulations, so attendees should check online to see what those are.
Because of the races, the Albemarle County Police Department says Garth Road will be closed to through traffic between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday.
Anyone who is not attending Foxfield should avoid the area and expect traffic delays until at least 5:30 p.m.
Officers will be monitoring the road.