Food Trucks, Racing and More this July at the Meadowlands Racetrack

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Championship harness racing continues throughout July every Friday and Saturday night with 6:20pm post.


Every live race night fans can enter Horseplay. Pick up a free horse at the promotions table and throw the horse into the car for a chance to win $100 and an entry into the Friday, August 4th drawing for a brand new 2023 Toyota Camry.

Our partners at FanDuel are running an exciting Manchester United v. Arsenal Ticket Giveaway Promotion. Fans 21+ can place a $15 wager at the FanDuel Sportsbook located inside the track to enter. Winners will receive two suite tickets to the match at MetLife Stadium on July 22nd. The FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands Racetrack is open seven days a week, offers free parking, and has plenty of tellers and self-bet terminals so you can get your bets in quickly and easily. No purchase necessary. Restrictions apply. See full terms including entry methods at Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.


On Saturday, July 8th the annual BBQ Extravaganza returns to the track on Meadowlands Pace eliminations night.  $2,500 is up for grabs in the Battle with $500 top prizes for the best brisket, chicken, pulled pork and ribs plus the fan favorite. Over twenty food trucks will be onsite including vendors with dessert, ice cream, burgers, empanadas and more.

New for 2023 is the Friday, July 14th Comedy Night. Join us for two hours of hilarious stand up in our newly redesigned Gallery. Performers include Rory Lutz of Last Stop Comedy, Travis Przybylski of AppleTV+, Netflix, Killy Tony, Dan Darvey of the New York Comedy Festival and more. Show doors open at 7pm with the show running 8-10pm. Tickets are just $20 and can be purchased at


Saturday, July 15th it is the Meadowlands’ signature night-time event – The Meadowlands Pace! On the track, $2.5 million in stakes is up for grabs including the top 3 year old pacers competing for the Meadowlands Pace title. While watching and wagering on the world class harness racing fans can ride the mechanical shark, dance with DJ ALX and grab commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last).   Details can be found at


Also on Pace night is the annual Meadowlands Racetrack Burger Battle The contest offers a $1,500 grand prize with $1,000 for 2nd place, $500 for third and a $500 prize for the best burger patty. This free event runs from 5-11 pm and fans are encouraged to come out and taste some of the best local burgers.  Vendors can register by emailing


On July 22nd foodies can enjoy a $69.95 six-course Peruvian cocktail dinner. The dinner features Peruvian classic dishes including Anticuchos de Carne (grilled beef skewers with spicy Aji sauce), Pescado alo Macho (spicy seafood stew), Seco Nortena (beef stew with cilantro sauce) and Suspiro de Limena (Peruvian pudding with port meringue) all paired with a different Pisco cocktail. Call 201-460-4079 for reservations. The full menu can be viewed here


The always popular Seafood Festival is scheduled for Saturday, July 29th.  There will be a raw bar in the Backyard and a variety of food trucks serving up some of the best seafood in the Garden State including fried clams, fish tacos, crab fries, lobster rolls and much more!


The race meet wraps up on Saturday, August 5th with the greatest day in harness racing – $1 million Hambletonian Day.  Over $3.5 million is on the line as the top trotters and pacers compete to be crowned champions.  Doors open at 10 am with first race at 12 noon.  Admission is $5 and includes a commemorative Hambo baseball cap for adults and children.  In addition to great harness racing, fans can enjoy carnival rides and games, food trucks, pony rides, live music and much more. Admission and table seating can be purchased at


For a complete list of nightly events, promotions and updated racing calendar please visit  Dining reservations for the Pink buffet can be made by calling 201-The-BigM (201-843-2446) or by visiting


Looking to book a corporate event or private party?  Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment has unlimited event possibilities – from a rooftop terrace with skyline views, to Trackside to private Skybox Suites.  Book a Party today by emailing or .


Reminder, guests must be 18+ to wager; 21+ to gamble on sports.  Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.