Friday, August 20, 2010

A Day at the Races

I am so excited for Saturday! A group of my friends plus my new roommates and I are all going to the famous Del Mar Racetrack. I've never been and neither have most of my friends. It's going to be an all-day excursion which are exactly the type of adventures I love... and oh, there will be tons of people-watching to be had! :) Entrance fee is $6 and we are going to bring our own folding chairs/blankets. (Getting a reserved seat in the stands is an additional $10.)

First, Beerfest starts at noon. I don't like beer, but I do enjoy a good cider... and since I've been told there are 75+ types, I figure there should be at least one cider for me! $15 for 5 samples.

Races start at 4pm. Bets are $2 each. I'm not a gambler, so I'll probably just bet the minimum per race. Two of my friends are AVID gamblers so it will be interesting to see how much they bet!

Finally, the main reason we are all going (sorry horses, we're not coming just for you!)... WEEZER in concert! The entrance fee includes admission to the concert which is great. However, since we'll be there almost all day, I'll pack some snacks but will mostly likely buy an overpriced hamburger or something for dinner, maybe $10?

For all of that and maybe a few dollars for parking, I'm budgeting $50. All of those items add up quickly - but it's cheaper than going to a regular concert and I'll be spending the entire day with friends! :)


Tiffany August 20, 2010 at 5:59 PM  

I'll be at the racces, too! Have lots of fun, maybe we'll cross paths and never know it hehe.

Frugalista August 20, 2010 at 9:23 PM  

I've been wanting to make it there but it just happened happened yet. Thanks for laying out all the prices. Depending on how long it goes on it sounds right up my alley budget wise.

me in millions August 20, 2010 at 11:00 PM  

Sounds like a superfun day! Enjoy it :)

Vik August 21, 2010 at 1:48 PM  

I am so jealous. Our horsetrack got shut down last year since it was so dangerous to the horses. They used to have dollar hot dogs and beers on Fridays with local bands playing. It was no Weezer, but it was incredibly fun. Sounds like you're gonna have a great time!

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