Bring the Derby Home! Gather together with friends and family to celebrate this year’s Kentucky Derby in style. Throw the ultimate party, BBQ or picnic and run a sweepstake …
Widely known as one of the USA’s oldest thoroughbred races, the Kentucky Derby traditionally starts the first Saturday in May – and is one you should definitely think about attending! Much like Ascot and the Investec Derby in the UK, the Kentucky Derby is noted for its fashions and celebrities in attendance. Style here is more American with ladies looking like southern belles and men often wearing straw hats and Stetsons. Racegoers sip on Mint Julep – a firm American favorite – similar to how Pimms is drunk by the Brits – and to finish off the celebrations traditionally the winner of the Kentucky Derby is awarded a blanket of 554 red roses.
More than just a horse race, the Kentucky Derby, starting at the end of April this year, has been the opening event for Kentucky’s Spring season for well over a hundred years. During the ten days preceding the Derby, there are Balloon races, steamboat races down the Ohio River, picnics, and parades; all wonderful reasons for parties and gatherings.
Grab a WineWeaver wine aerator and ensure you make the most of your Kentucky Derby picnic!
Picnic in style with WineWeaver wine aerator!…
Kentucky Derby Schedule of Events 2012
Day 1 – Saturday, April 28th 2012 – Opening Night
Day 2 – Tuesday, 1st May 2012 – Dawn at the Downs
Day 3 – Wednesday, 2nd May 2012 – Dawn at the Downs
Day 4 – Thursday, 3rd May 2012 – Taste of Derby
See our section on the Taste of Derby 2012 for more information
Day 5 – Friday, 4th May 2012 – Kentucky Oaks Day
Get your PINK ensembles and rose wine ready for the Kentucky Oaks Day PINK OUT!
Day 5 – Saturday, 5th May 2012 – Kentucky Derby Day
If you can’t make it to the Kentucky Derby this year then you might like to gather together with friends and family to celebrate the race in style. Try throwing the ultimate party, BBQ or picnic and run a sweepstake …
Grab some food and wine in – along with your trusty WineWeaver aerator – and consider hosting the perfect Kentucky Derby Party at home.