Friday, April 27, 2012
Vernon Downs Set for Derby Fest 5
Vernon Downs Casino in Vernon, NY will host Derby Fest 5 on Saturday, May 5th, celebrating the 138th Kentucky Derby live from Churchill Downs.
In addition to Derby Fest 5, and live racing at 6:55 pm, Vernon Downs has another reason to have a party, Cinco de Mayo.
On top of having Mint Juleps, there will be Margaritas, a Sombrero Hat contest, and our ever-popular Kentucky Derby Hat Contest.
The exciting day of events, which always draws an impressive crowd for the festivities, begins with simulcast racing from Churchill Downs starting at 10:30am.
Guests can watch and wager on all of the races leading up to the 138th Run for the Roses (post time approximately 6:24pm).
Kentucky Derby Fest 5 will be bigger and better than ever with more excitement and entertainment, including live performances throughout the day including a Mariachi Band at 4:30pm, and more.
The Derby and Sombrero Hat Contests will be held in the grandstand area at 6:00 pm, with registration beginning at 5:00 pm.
Wear your best Kentucky Derby or Sombrero hat for a chance at a $500 race voucher.
Go to www.vernondowns.com for further information and event times.