Derby Day at The Dixie

Tons of fun celebrating the best two minutes in sports - The Kentucky Derby!

Derby Day at The Dixie

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 3:00p.m.

Tickets: Free Community Event

If you’re on this side of the Kentucky line on Derby Day, you don’t want to miss the best Derby party around. Head on over to the 6th Annual Derby Day at The Dixie on Saturday, May 6.

Derby Day at The Dixie is a free event to the public. We usher in the big race with a good old-fashioned tail gate party starting at 3pm outside with a live band playing the best bluegrass music around. Lots of good Southern food, fun and fellowship and let’s not forget about the fast horses!

Our amazing sponsor Huntingdon Animal Clinic will have a thoroughbred racehorse on hand along with a jockey for your photo ops.

Great auction items given by local businesses for both the silent auction and the live auction. Auction proceeds benefit The Dixie’s Academic Enrichment programs. At 5pm, we move inside The Dixie to cheer on our favorite horses as we enjoy the greatest two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby, on the big screen in the Hal Holbrook Theatre.

Awards are given for the Best Derby Hat (women), Best Derby Attire (men and children), Best Derby Dish, Best Derby Pie and Best Tailgate!

There will be plenty of crafts and games for the children.

While we do give awards for Derby attire, please dress as you like for this fun filled day!

If you would like to host your own tent at the tailgate party, please contact Teresa Carter at (731)614-7487. You can decorate your tent, invite your friends and provide your favorite food.

Otherwise, feel free to grab a lawn chair and come on out to Derby Day at The Dixie!

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  • 191 Court Square
  • Huntingdon, Tennessee 38344
  • (731) 986-2100