Make the most out of your raceday by visiting these free food, beverage and entertainment precincts during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Myer Fashions on the Field

AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, Crown Oaks Day

Myer Fashions on the Field is Australia’s largest and most prestigious outdoor fashion event. Featuring categories for Women’s Racewear, Men’s Racewear and the invitation-only Design Award and Millinery Award, the event attracts the nation’s most fashionable to Flemington to vie for a share in over $400,000 worth of prizes.

For more information or to register online before Wednesday 28 October, visit Myer Fashions on the Field.

Emirates Stakes Day Fashions on the Field

Emirates Stakes Day

Held on the traditional family day on the final Saturday of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, this fun competition allows the next generation of style-conscious racegoers to parade their racewear ensembles on the catwalk. Prizes includes family holidays overseas flying Emirates. For more information, visit Emirates Stakes Day Fashions on the Field.

See Australian singer / songwriter Cody Simpson appearing at the Enclosure at 2.50pm, ahead of his performance at Hill Square at 3.50pm.

Yellowglen Terrace

As Australia’s favourite Sparkling, Yellowglen will offer racegoers the ultimate raceday experience with spectacular views overlooking the main straight. Join our gorgeous Yellowglen hosts on the terrace next to the Fashions on the Field competition, and sip on Sparkling cocktails prepared by Australia’s favourite bartenders whilst enjoying our DJ’s tunes.


James Boag's Premium Celebration Deck

The James Boag’s Premium Celebration Deck is a true premium experience in General Admission and the feature venue of the West Lawn precinct. It offers one of the best vantage points on course with a fantastic view of the winning post, plus music and entertainment.


a man mixing the Flemington Fling cocktail standing behind the bar.

Schweppes Flemington Fling Bar

The Schweppes Flemington Fling Bar, on Level 1 of the Hill Stand, is without doubt the place to meet your friends if it’s cocktails, DJs and excitement you’re after this Carnival.


Triple M Lounge

Located in the Undercroft and new for 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Triple M Lounge will be the place for sports fans to congregate, with views of the winning post and live coverage of AFL games during winter racedays.


Hill Square encapsulates all the Melbourne Cup Carnival’s glamour, fun and excitement in one location. 

Located behind the Hill Stand, adjacent to the Flemington train station, Hill Square is a hive of activity featuring a Super Screen to watch the races, a variety of casual eating areas, outdoor seating, a full range of bookmaker and tote betting facilities, plus live entertainment. 

Cody Simpson

Cody Simpson 

Emirates Stakes Day

Following his appearance at Emirates Stakes Day Fashions on the Field on Front Lawn East, Australian singer / songwriter Cody Simpson will perform at Hill Square at 3.50pm. Hailing from the Gold Coast, this Los Angeles-based performer is the most followed Australian on Twitter with 7.5 million followers. He has two hit albums under his belt and has just released his third album Free on his own independent record label, Coast House Records.

The Nest Bar by Wolf Blass

Visit The Nest Bar and enjoy a glass of Wolf Blass at our wine bar at Hill Square during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Watch the races live from the Super Screen whilst enjoying live music and entertainment – The Nest Bar by Wolf Blass is the perfect premium General Admission experience.


Red Rock Deli Tasting Plate

The Red Rock Deli Tasting Plate is the place for the most discerning racegoers at this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival. Discover the delights of the Carnival while discovering Red Rock’s newest taste sensation, Sweet Potato Crisps, in the sleek and modern deli in Hill Square.


Pin & Win

Visit the Starlight team at the Pin & Win marquee to purchase an Emirates Melbourne Cup lapel pin, enter the Pin & Win competition,* and go in the draw for prizes including a Lexus NX 200t F Sport valued at up to $73,146 (inc. on road costs). Every dollar raised through Pin & Win will help support the Starlight Express Room at the Royal Children's Hospital, which provides programs for seriously ill children. 

* Excludes WA residents; terms and conditions apply. See pin backing card or visit Pin & Win for details.

Located in The Precinct, this area is a fun-filled entertainment area for families and children of all ages.

 Johnny Ruffo

Home & Away star Johnny Ruffo will perform live at 4.30pm. Catch Johnny for a meet and greet from 5.10pm.   

Nick Jr.'s Dora the Explorer

Nick Jr.’s Dora the Explorer will perform at 12.30pm and again at 2.30pm. Meet Nick Jr.’s Dora the Explorer at 1.40pm and 4pm.

Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants & Patrick Star

Join in the fun with Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star onstage at 1.15pm and 3.10pm. Catch them for a meet and greet at 2.15pm and in Nickelodeon’s Slime Time Live at 3.50pm.

Family entertainment

In addition, there will be a nail bar, inflatables, pony rides, mini golf, animal farm, face painters, balloonists, arts and crafts, outdoor sports and much more! 

Food and drink outlets will be available as well as tables and chairs and grass areas for picnic blankets. For mums and dads there will be tote and bookmaker facilities and a large Super Screen to watch the races.

Gentlemen to Help

AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, Crown Oaks Day

The always popular ‘Gentlemen to Help’ will return in 2015 to provide female racegoers with fashion first aid.  Keep an eye out for them in all General Admission areas.


Pin & Win

Look out for our roaming Pin & Win sellers or buy your must-have Emirates Melbourne Cup souvenir pin at Flemington Shop to support the Starlight Children’s Foundation. 

Find out more about Pin & Win.

Flemington Raceday Guide app

Download the Flemington Raceday Guide app from the App Store and enjoy a host of features on your iOS device for Carnival. Find your way and search for amenities using the Racecourse Map, plan your day with the What’s On listings, and connect with friends on course via the Find Friends & Chat feature. Connect to Flemington wifi on course to access live racing, replays and more! 

  • AAMI Victoria Derby Day Saturday 31 October 2015
  • Emirates Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday 3 November 2015
  • Crown Oaks Day Thursday 5 November 2015
  • Emirates Stakes Day Saturday 7 November 2015

For more information, phone the Customer Service Centre on 1300 727 575 or email customerservice@vrc.net.au