Kentucky Derby Weekend Celebrate the 'greatest two minutes in sports'

Wednesday

TBA

Arrive in Frankfort

Group Dinner Options

Kentucky Castle in Versailles, or stay in Frankfort for a catered meal at the Capital Plaza Hotel, Glen Willis House, the Elizabeth, or a Downtown Frankfort dine-around, complete with complimentary trolley service.

Thursday

8:30am

Depart Hotel for Horse Farm Tour                                             

9:30am-11:00am

Horse Farm Tour at one of these farms Visit Horse Country Tours

  • $20 per person
  • 1 – 1.5 hour tour depending on the farm

11:00am

Depart Horse Farm for Kentucky Horse Park

11:30am

Visit the Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511

  • $16 per person

Optionally, enjoy lunch at the park, too.

3:00pm

Depart KY Horse Park for Rebecca Ruth Candies

3:40pm – Options

Tour Rebecca Ruth Candies, 116 E 2nd St, Frankfort, KY 40601

  • $4 per person
  • 45 minute tour, taste, buying candies

OR

Visit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm

  • $5 per person

Optional complimentary Trolley ride for the evening:

4:45pm

Depart for Nitro, 220 W Main St, Frankfort, KY 40601

  • Ladies can purchase a new Derby hat or fascinator

5:30pm

Depart for Completely Kentucky, 237 W Broadway St, Frankfort, KY 40601

  • Purchase a Kentucky-made souvenir

6:00pm

Depart for Dinner.  See options above

Friday

9:00am

Depart hotel for Buffalo Trace Distillery

9:30am-11:00am

Tour and Tasting at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601

  • Oaks Day Festival is an added bonus

11:00am

Depart for Glen-Willis House          

11:15am-1:00pm

Lunch and entertainment at Glen-Willis House, 900 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, KY 40601

  • $25.00 per person
  • Includes lunch, cornhole, bluegrass music entertainment
  • Bourbon bar extra, based on consumption

1:30pm

Depart for Churchill Downs, 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208

7:00pm – Options

Kentucky Derby Museum, 704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208

  • Fillies and Lilies
  • $150.00 per person

OR

Waterfront Park, 401 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202

  • Derby Festival Jam
  • $20.00 per person

OR

Drive back to Frankfort, dinner event to be arranged

Saturday

Depart hotel for a day of racing at Churchill Downs

Kentucky Derby tickets and info – secure on your own.