GALWAY: 2015 Oyster Festival of Racing

  • 12:45 PM
  • The Turf Club of Hawthorne Race Course, 3501 S. Laramie Avenue in Stickney/Cicero, IL

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The Galway Committee of CSCI celebrates the sister city relationship between Chicago and Galway, Ireland with the 18th Annual Oyster Festival of Racing. Chicago’s own Oyster Festival of Racing pays tribute to two of Ireland’s most popular annual events, the Galway Races and the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, by bringing together enticing food and exciting horse racing in one day of Irish jubilation.

The 2015 Oyster Festival of Racing takes place on Saturday, November 14, 2015 beginning at 12:45pm (12:45pm doors open/cash bar begins; 1:15pm buffet opens; 2:10pm live racing begins; 3:15pm buffet ends) at The Turf Club of Hawthorne Race Course at 3501 S. Laramie Avenue in Stickney/Cicero, IL.

Tickets are $75 per person or $750 per table. A buffet featuring oysters accompanied by thoroughbred horse racing, live Irish music, a silent auction and raffle prizes constitute the celebration.

Raffle tickets are available for $20 for a chance to win a trip for two to Ireland, Chicago sports packages, downtown hotel getaways, dining gift certificates and many more prizes. Raffle prize winners need not be present to win.


Raffle Prizes

Top Prize

Trip to Ireland with two round trip coach tickets; two nights in Galway; two nights in Cork; and one night at Ashford Castle*

2nd Prize

Weekend stay Downtown Chicago*

3rd Prize

Weekend stay Downtown Chicago*

4th Prize

Chicago Sports Ticket Package

5th Prize

Waterford Crystal
And dozens of great prizes from Chicago’s best restaurants, bars, spas, sports teams and cultural institutions.
*Subject to availability

The 2015 Oyster Festival of Racing is dedicated in memory of one of the Galway Committee’s best friends and strongest supporters, Frank McMahon, who strongly believed in the importance of the sister city relationship between Chicago and Galway and loved the races.


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