fashions on the field

The Goondiwindi Picnic races is an event synonymous with tradition and style, a magical time of year where fashion takes pride of place alongside premier thoroughbred racing.

Racegoers embrace the latest styles and trends of season, creating a magnificent spectacle of glamour, personality and sophistication with fine tailoring and beautiful millinery taking centre stage as visitors flock to the track.

From contemporary glamour to staunch tradition, there is something to excite fashion lovers of all kinds. So whether you’re hoping to compete at Fashions on the Fields or simply looking for an excuse to get dressed up, Goondiwindi Picnic Races is the place to celebrate.​

 

Our Judge for 2020

Brooke Falvey

We're pretty excited to announce that our 2020 Fashions on the Field guest judge is the amazing, Brooke Falvey @what_brooke_wore!⠀⁠
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Brooke is a Fashion Editor for @uonsunday, columnist for @brisbanenewsmagazine and a cocktail enthusiast.⠀⁠
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When it comes to fashion, travel and lifestyle, Brooke knows what she is on about –– so naturally we thought she would be the perfect fit as our 2020 FOF judge. ⠀⁠
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We can't wait to have you join us on the day, Brooke!

 

how to enter


The Woods Grain Fashions on the Field follows a nomination process.


To enter, simply fill in a nomination form. These will be available on the day from the Fashions on the Field tent.


Nominations must be submitted by 2:00pm AEST.


A team of Fashion on the Field spotters, who will be wearing identifiable Goondiwindi Picnic Races badges, will also wander amongst racegoers looking for potential entrants.


The competition will commence at 3:00pm AEST.

 

entry categories + prizes

Best Dressed Couple

  • Entrants should be individually outstanding and make a coordinated pair.

  • Men’s outfits should include a suit or jacket and tie.

  • Women’s must include headwear and complementary seasonally suitable accessories.

  • Both outfits should reflect current fashion trends and be suitable for the season and the weather on the day.

PRIZE VALUE: $2,750

Thanks to The Peninsualr Mooloolaba for kindly donating the voucher for this prize.

Millinery Award

  • Should make a clear fashion statement yet fully complement the outfit.

  • Style and design should demonstrate originality and be appropriate for the season.

  • Head wear should be individualised with original detail.

PRIZE VALUE: $200

Thanks to Country Peonies for kindly donating the voucher for this prize.

Best Dressed Classic Lady

  • Timeless style and originality, with a clear comprehension of the interpretation of racewear.

  • Outfit should be appropriate for the season and the weather on the day.

  • It should include suitable shoes and coordinated accessories.

  • Head wear is essential.

PRIZE VALUE: $600

Thanks to PCJ Beauté for kindly donating the voucher for this prize.

Best Dressed Classic Man

  • Males over 26 years

  • Should display an understanding of male racewear with appropriateness for the season and weather on the day.

  • The outfit should be individualised with accessories such as a hat, lapel flower, cufflinks or pocket handkerchief.

  • Jackets, waistcoats and ties in line with current fashion trends are encouraged.

PRIZE VALUE: $600

Thanks to Arthur Schofield & Co. for kindly donating the voucher for this prize.

Best Dressed Contemporary Lady

  • Females aged 18-25 years

  • An original outfit demonstrating a stylish interpretation of current trends in fashion.

  • Outfit should be appropriate for the season and the weather on the day.

  • It should include attention to detail in accessories.

  • Head wear is essential and should be of a contemporary design to complement the outfit.

PRIZE VALUE: $600

Thanks to Stephen Sparke Jewellers for kindly donating the voucher for this prize.

Best Dressed Young Lad

  • Males aged 18-25 years

  • Should display an understanding of male racewear with appropriateness for the season and weather on the day.

  • The outfit should be individualised with accessories such as a hat, lapel flower, cufflinks or pocket handkerchief.

  • Jackets, waistcoats and ties in line with current fashion trends are encouraged.


PRIZE VALUE: $600

Thanks to North West Rural Supplies for kindly donating the voucher for this prize.

 

judges

  • Only suitably qualified judges are selected to judge the Fashions on the Field.

  • Judges are selected independently from the Goondiwindi Picnic Races Committee and do not reside in Goondiwindi.

  • The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

 

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