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 for further information and event times.