A Winning Experience at the New Orleans Fairgrounds

The New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course has been a part of the cultural of New Orleans since 1872. As the third oldest continuously operating thoroughbred racetrack in the U.S., it has been the setting for racing history. It is also a well-loved location for social occasions, including the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Something less well known is that the Fair Grounds can cater corporate and private events, large and small. The space works just as well for a party for 700 as for 40, from The Clubhouse dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows to the 1872 Room, with access to the historic saddling ring and track rail. The food and beverage options match the best in the city for an experience to remember.

Fairgrounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., 944-5515, Fairgroundsracecourse.com.


A Wonderment of Wine in WaterColor

During the weekend of October 25-27 the Harvest Wine & Food Festival will be the place where you can taste some of the world’s best wines at the one of the South’s most beautiful beach communities, WaterColor, Florida. All proceeds of the three day festival go towards helping children in need in Northwest Florida. Over the weekend there’s the Celebrity Winemakers Dinners, the Al Fresco Reserve tasting with rare vintages and Grand Tasting with lavish culinary stations.