Derby Day at The Dixie Takes Place May 5

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. – The 7th Annual Derby Day is held 2-6 p.m. May 5 at The Dixie at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center. Held on race day, this fun-filled, free event celebrates the time-honored traditions of the Kentucky Derby and is free to the public.

Derby Day at The Dixie is quickly becoming the event to attend this side of the state line for Kentucky Derby-style tailgates, amazing derby hats and a showing of the horse race that has the nation riveted for two minutes. Replete with all the splendor of a derby gala, men and women come in their best Derby attire. Seersucker, bow ties and hats of all shapes, sizes and colors make their debuts for this derby event.

And, of course, Derby Day at The Dixie boasts plenty of southern hospitality. Local citizens and businesses put together proper southern tailgates on the Dixie Lawn showcasing traditional derby fare and decor. Attendees can also enjoy the live blue grass band, No Time Flatt, an opportunity to pick the winner of the Kentucky Derby, a silent auction and a live showing of the race in The Dixie’s Hal Holbrook Theatre that is guaranteed to have everyone cheering for their pick by the home stretch. And for the little Derby goers, there will be children’s games and crafts. And let’s not forget about a photo opportunity with the Dixie racehorse and jockey.

To round out the day, the Dixie presents awards for best tailgate, best women’s derby hat and attire, and best men’s derby hat and attire, along with other special categories. While derby attire is celebrated, please come as you are and enjoy this afternoon Southern fun.

To reserve a tailgate spot, contact the Dixie Box Office by calling 731-986-2100, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Derby Day at The Dixie is sponsored by The Huntingdon Animal Clinic.

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Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
cindy.dupree@tn.gov
615) 741-9010