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Selling out fast

Saturday, 13th February, 2021

(From left) Ange Trembath, Tegan Gentle and Kyara Fisk at Wacky’s Bar at last year’s St Pat’s. Wacky’s Bar and Lindy’s Lounge are selling out fast for this year. PICTURE: Emily McInerney (From left) Ange Trembath, Tegan Gentle and Kyara Fisk at Wacky’s Bar at last year’s St Pat’s. Wacky’s Bar and Lindy’s Lounge are selling out fast for this year. PICTURE: Emily McInerney

With four weeks until St Pats, two of the four ticketed sites have sold out with a number of people on a waiting list.

The outdoor areas of Wacky’s Bar and Lawn Lounge have reached capacity.

“We extended both in terms of space and numbers to cater for the demand and to comply with our Covid-19 plan and within a matter of weeks both sold out,” Lawn Lounge Convenor Lindy Robins said.

“The response was surprising because we were unsure what the response to our event would be this year and we knew a number of people would stay away due to the pandemic.”

With restrictions around Covid-19 easing in the past few weeks race goers will now be able to stand up and move around in the outdoor areas.

Of the remaining ticketed sites the picnic table area is 90 per cent sold with a few tables still left.

“We have fielded more calls in the past few days,” Administration Manager Judi Hoare said.

“This year all picnic tables will be under a giant marquee and not shade sails which we feel will provide more shade for the entire day for our patrons.”

The all inclusive Gary Radford Pavilion still has tickets on sale and offers the most comprehensive day at St Pats.

According to the host, Pauline Rowlands, it is the only way to spend a day at the races.

“It is an air-conditioned venue with a drinks package included and a dining experience like no other with calamari salad, roast duck, chicken breast or porterhouse steak with dessert to follow.”

The package also includes a return bus service to and from the races.

“We are starting to get close to a full house but we still have space available.”

As part of the race conditions all tickets including general admission must be pre-purchased and no tickets will be on sale at the gate on race day.

“These tickets are starting to sell as people realise what they have to do if they wish to be part of St Pats 2021,” Judi said. 

The Argent St office will be open from Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm in the lead up to Saturday March 13.

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