poloTwilight Polo, an extremely popular program hosted at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va., opens the summer season May 17, 2014, with an opening night gala. Events are scheduled on Saturday nights throughout the summer, culminating September 13 with the grand finale. Every polo evening has a theme; upcoming dates include pirate night (May 31), the annual “girls in pearls and guys in ties” night (June 7), Christmas in July (July 19), Wild West night and chili cook-off (Aug. 9), and Gatsby party (Sept. 6). Gates open at 6:30 p.m., first match starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $30 per carload and activities—-including tailgating, tug of war, and DJ with dancing—-are provided. Bring a blanket or reserve a railside box for six people.

For more information about twilight polo, including the full date schedule and reservations, contact the Great Meadow Foundation at 540.253.5000, visit the website at http://www.greatmeadow.org/events/twilight-polo, or email info@greatmeadow.org.