The Derby Day Affair
The Derby Day Affair | Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 1:00PM – 6:00 PM
The Derby Day Affair – Unbridled Fun for Philanthropy! Join in unparalleled pageantry and excitement to celebration the running of the 144th Kentucky Derby on Saturday May 5, 2018. Expect the finest fare, fantastic fashions at our endless extravaganza. You will be greeted by miniature horses and military guardsmen. Enjoy a cornucopia of canapés and delectable drinks in Derby style. Best dressed, best couple and best hat competition. Special discounts to The Polo Classic, Raffle and so much more!
Derby Fashion Show
Last year’s fashion show by Susan Swanson & Richard Anderson featured Derby fashions through the ages, choreographed to period music on pedestals and runways, preceded by era-specific dance. It was a smash hit. 2018 will be even better.
Lots of Live Horses!
The afternoon features live polo exhibitions, vaulting, horses and huntsmen, carriage rides, hunting and jumping demonstrations, miniature horses and much, much more.
Sensational Sounds & Captivating Cirque
Cameo performances by great local artists.
Champagne, Mint Juleps & More
Receive complimentary bubbly upon your arrival and a voucher for a mint julep or any of our select wines and cocktails, Finnegan’s Beer.
What to Wear?
Simply Google “Kentucky Derby Fashion” and you’ll get more ideas than imaginable. Attire can be fun to frolicking to formal, all within the bounds of good taste and fashion. Ladies are encouraged to wear large elegant daytime hats or fascinators in conjunction with a dress, skirt, gown or fashion pantsuit. Men are encouraged to wear a dinner jacket with trousers or shorts, dress shoes, suspenders, suit, tuxedo or kilt, also with an appropriate hat. Equine apparel (hunting, jumping, foxhunt, racing, polo, etc) for Ladies or Men are also welcomed.
To be announced – Apply for funding now!