Jun 09, 2021

Tickets for Inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill to go On Sale Monday, June 14

By Chris Daley - Edited Press Release

The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced tickets for the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill will go on sale Monday, June 14 at 10 a.m. EDT. Ticket information and purchasing options will be available at Maryland5Star.us/Tickets.

The much-anticipated Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill will take place October 14-17 at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, Maryland. The event, one of only two 5 Star (CCI5*-L) equestrian events in the United States and seventh worldwide, will showcase four days of world-class competition at the Olympic sport of Eventing’s highest level. Spectators will see Eventing’s elite athletes and horses competing at the new venue for the first time across three disciplines, dressage, cross-country, and show jumping for a combined $325,000 in prize money.

A 3 Star competition (CCI3*-L) featuring The US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing National Championship and The Dutta Corp. United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse East Coast Championships will also be running in conjunction with the 5 Star. Tickets include entry to all competitions held simultaneously throughout the event.

A variety of single and multi-day ticket packages, along with group sales options will be available for purchase. Levels range from General Admission starting at $15, Grandstand Box Seats, Reserved Club Level, and Tier 1 VIP Hospitality offering the most exclusive and elevated experience to spectators overlooking the Main Arena.

All ticket levels include event venue admission for an entire day of elite competition with unlimited in-field access to expansive and curated retail vendor areas, on-site fan activations and special events, a wide variety of food and beverage offerings, as well as full access to the new cross-country course, warm-up, and practice arenas. Tailgating options for Saturday’s (October 16) thrilling Cross-Country phase will be announced soon at a later date.

Rendering courtesy of the Maryland 5 Star.
Rendering courtesy of the Maryland 5 Star.

“It is very exciting to finally be able to announce tickets going on sale for the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill,” said Jeff Newman, President & CEO of The Fair Hill Organizing Committee. “We’re thrilled to welcome spectators and horse enthusiasts from all over to Cecil County and beautiful Fair Hill. The new Fair Hill Special Event Zone is spectacular and literally offers a breath of fresh air for those seeking a scenic outdoor, family-oriented experience this fall while enjoying the world-class competition.”

For news and updates about the event, follow the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill on social media @maryland5star and sign up for the email newsletter at Maryland5star.us/newsletter-sign-up.

About the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill:
One of only two 5 Star events in the United States, and seventh worldwide, the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill will continue the storied legacy of Eventing at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Elkton, Maryland, located in Cecil County. The prestigious 5 Star (CCI5*-L) designation is the pinnacle of the sport of Eventing also known as the equestrian triathlon. The Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill is produced by The Fair Hill Organizing Committee, an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland, and in partnership with Fair Hill International. The Maryland Food Bank serves as an event beneficiary.

About the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.): The Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) established in 2019 to further, promote, and move the State of Maryland forward through sports.

Discover Cecil County Maryland!:

Centrally located between Philadelphia and Baltimore on I-95, Cecil County, Maryland boasts vibrant small towns, 200 miles of waterfront, foodie destinations, and scenic countryside providing the perfect backdrop for the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill. Experience fabulous local food with a Chesapeake Bay flair, local beer and wine, outdoor recreation, family-friendly attractions, and specialty shops, plus discover 80 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Destination Cecil County...Just a Daydream Away!

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