Frequently Asked questions

What is the policy on tickets/admission
for young children?

If there IS a child admission ticket available for an event, children under the age of 2
are free admission.
If there is NO specified child admission ticket to an event, children under the age of 5
are free admission.

Example: 2023 Kawartha Country Music Fest
DOES NOT offer child ticket prices.
Monster Madness Tour offers a child ticket price.

If you have any further questions about child ticket prices, please send us an email at events@kawarthadowns.com
Am I allowed to camp at Kawartha Downs?
NO. We do not allow camping onsite at Kawartha Downs. Please do not ask. Here's a few recommendations in the area that we hope is helpful:
Emily Provincial Park
797 Emily Park Rd, Omemee, ON
Phone: (705)-799-5170
Beavermead Park
2011 Ashburnham Dr, Peterborough, ON
Phone: (705)-742-9712
Kawartha Trails Resort
100 Old Bridge Rd, Peterborough, ON
Phone: (705)-745-4077
Bailey's Bay
78 Lindsay Rd, Selwyn, ON
Phone: (705)-748-9656

Are the grounds wheelchair friendly?
Kawartha Downs Limited has developed an Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Policy & Procedure.

To see all the details, click here
Can I bring my dog to the races? 
Service animals only at races, and they must be kept inside the building due to the safety of the horses. Non service animals can be brought to events that do NOT have harness racing (most motorized events, country fest, etc) provided that they are on a leash and under control at all times. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need further clarification on our pet policy.
What should I bring for an outdoor event at KD? 
Food and beverages are available during events. Outside food/beverage is not permitted at our events. Seating is limited, so it is recommended that you bring a portable chair, sunscreen and a hat!
How much does it cost to watch the races?

Admission to the races is always FREE! You can find the official schedule on our harness racing page (May-Sept).