As Capital City Museum put it, “The joy, enthusiasm, and energy downtown was unparalleled.”
The day’s festivities started with breakfast being served by several of our local restaurants, followed by the YMCA’s Derby Dash where children raced down the streets of Downtown Frankfort.
Other happenings throughout the day included WalkBike Frankfort’s Pedal for the Posies, the Capital City Museum’s Bounce for the Roses, and Rebecca Ruth Candy’s Bourbon Ball Eating Competition.
There was an obstacle course and horseshoe toss on the Old Capitol lawn along with tote bag screen-printing, derby-themed crafts including paper derby hats, and stick horse racing. On West Broadway and down Saint Clair Street there were food and beer vendors, s’mores and cornhole, Bourbon Balls and Freddy’s Root Beer, shopping and dining, and so much more!
Thank you to everyone who volunteered, planned, and participated in Frankfort’s 2023 Downtown Derby Celebration! We look forward to seeing you again next year.