Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
This Saturday at 4PM, USA vs. England marks the 28th edition of the annual Labor Day favorite matchup in the Newport International Polo Series, presented by Turkish Airlines. Excitement for the contest will reach fever pitch, matched by an all-star roster of field-side boutiques, exhibits, and gourmets to enhance the day. Vendor Village is located between the Main Gate and Pavilion and Gourmet Food Trucks are located in the Vendor Zone behind the West Goal Line, near the Main Gate, all open from 2PM. (Venue Map)
Savor sips from one of the best-known winemakers in the world, Santa Margherita, at the final tasting of the season, offering its full lineup of premiere Italian wines, including the iconic Pinto Grigio and effervescent Prosecco. Then, take in a very British display of the Newport Jaguar Tours classic motors, meticulously restored and available for excursions in and around Newport. Continue to sip and shop through the Vendor Village with designer fashions straight from New York's Lavanya Coodly boutique. Elizabeth Apparel brings it all back to coastal Newport with seaside-inspired swimwear and accessories. Further along, you will find rare collectibles from entertainment, sports, and more offered in a charity silent auction by Ocean State Charity Events. You don't want to miss the chance for a beautiful portrait of your friends and family during the game from Cocoa & Co, with its roving photographer capturing the day and the chance to order your favorites from their outlet in the Vendor Village. Saving the best for last is the latest in official polo team athleisure wear, souvenirs, and gifts at the Pro Shop with new arrivals each week.
Reaching the end of polo's 5th Avenue will be the perfect time for refreshments. The full-service Pavilion Patio Bar will have the perfect libation, including the signature English-inspired Earl of Glen Farm by The Cocktail Guru, Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Santa Margherita Wines, and Stella Artois on tap. Follow that with gourmet bites from Newport favorites like the iconic Saugy dogs perfected by Wally's Wieners, Newport Chowder Company's seaside favorites including lobster rolls and award-winning chowder, and Mediterranian specialties from Village Greek. Delights from Hawaiian Jim's Shave Ice, Ben & Jerry's, and Sweet B's Donuts are sure to go down a treat.
Polo match tickets are sold in advance online (see Events/Tickets); Lawn Admission may be purchased at the entry gates on game day. During the week, the English team will be on a whirlwind tour to experience the best of Newport for a packed itinerary, including a Friday sunset welcome party on the Brenton rooftop by RSVP. Stay after the match for the closing ceremonies from the Veuve Clicquot Trophy Presentation to the complementary toast with the players in the Modern Luxury Lounge.
About Newport Polo: Newport Polo is the home of America's First Polo Club, founded in 1876, a charter member of the United States Polo Association. Newport Polo offers year-round polo club member services and polo instruction, and hosts the Newport International Polo Series public exhibition polo matches every June through September, now in its fourth decade.