Monday, August 6, 2012

FREE Camping August 10

For Immediate Release
Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino Contact:
Steve Darbonne
(337) 594-3611
Media Contact:
Julie Calzone
(337) 235-2924 ext. 3
Evangeline Downs Announces RV Tailgating Night at the Races
RVers to Spend a Night with Free Camping

(Opelousas, La.) – Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino announced that it will host its first RV tailgating night on August 10. Southern RV Super Center, the number one RV dealer in the tri-state region, will sponsor the first night. Southern RV Super Center is located locally in Lafayette near the intersection of I-49 and Gloria Switch Road.

“Our partnership with Southern RV is the perfect way to celebrate Evangeline Downs’ first tailgating night,” said Steve Darbonne, director of racing operations. “We are pleased to honor them with a named race and are looking forward to a fun-filled event for everyone.”

“There is no doubt that love of racing is deep-rooted in the region’s history. This year, we’ve been inviting people back to enjoy the sport many of them enjoyed as children,” said Darbonne. “Our on-track attendance and handle have increased over last year and we are enjoying all of the new racing fans. It is great seeing the apron full at the finish line every night. ”

On August 10, each RVer will receive a racing voucher at check in with Evangeline Downs. The voucher is valid for up to four gate admissions and free overnight camping for each RV. “Special events like RV Tailgaiting Night bring in new racing fans too,” said Darbonne. “RVers and race fans have a lot in common. They enjoy the lifestyle and make new friends every time they get together.”

RVers are invited to park their RVs for free camping in the North Parking Lot at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino. Parking and set up is from 2-5 p.m. on the day of the event and the races begin at 5:40PM. RVers are encouraged to call (337) 235-2924 ext. 12 to reserve a spot.

Live thoroughbred racing is held every Wednesday – Saturday through September 8, 2012. Races begin at 5:40 p.m. each night.

• Clubhouse admission is FREE with a minimum purchase of food and beverage*.
• FREE general admission
• FREE valet and general parking
• Looking for directions, click here.

*Proper attire in clubhouse, reservations recommended. Group Rates are available.
*No age too young or old to attend the races.  Must be 18 or older to wager.

Must be 21 & older for alcohol consumption. Government issued photo ID required. Management reserves all rights.

For more information call (337) 594-3000 or go to

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