On Sunday, Sept. 22, equestrian fans are in for a big treat! The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day, hosted on the grounds of the breathtaking residence of Les Wexner, founder of Limited Brands, draws in thousands of people for a fun family event.
The event centers around equestrian show jumping - and you'll have lots to enjoy when the competition starts at 2 p.m. The most decorated Olympic equine athlete, Authentic, will be honored with a retirement ceremony.
Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande (Victorious) won the Billboard Mid-year Music Awards' "Best Newcomer" category - she takes the stage at 11 a.m. for a concert! Afterward, reggae-pop bad Emblem3, who made it to the finals of The X Factor, will also perform, sharing songs from their recently released debut album.
On top of all this, the midway will be packed with family-friendly activities, like petting zoos (horses, llamas and more,) area attractions like the Wexner Center for the Arts and Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, and food from local food trucks. There are even classic cars and racecars from Michael Shank Racing and Mid Ohio Sports.
Tickets are $20, (children 10 and younger are free) and proceeds go to the Mid Ohio Foodbank. Make sure you purchase your tickets in advance here, as they are not available at the gate.