DEDERANG will hold its highly popular picnic cup meeting on Saturday.
The club has received 66 nominations for the six-race card including 13 for the $6000 Dederang Cup (1650m).
Thousands of racegoers are expected to flock to the picturesque course after the club changed the date of its annual meeting from January to March for the first time last year.
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Apart from the racing action there will be plenty of entertainment provided.
There will be fashions on the field, live music and Kelly's Sports providing supervised activities for children.
Marquee and umbrella packages are available with the marquee enclosure having a big screen televising all the racing action.
The traditional tug-of-war and Madman's Mile will also be staged after the last race.
Return buses are available from surrounding towns including Mt Beauty, Bright, Porepunkah, Myrtleford, Yackandandah, Albury/Wodonga and the Kiewa Valley.
Cost is $30 per person which includes admission $20 and bus fare $10.
Children travelling with a paying adult are free.
Danny Phegan and the Longreach band will be performing at the Dederang Hotel after the races.
The club changed the date last year for the first time in more than four decades after it was forced to abandon its 2018 cup.
The switch in dates proved to be an instant success with the club winning the Best Small Club at the Picnic Racing Awards last year.