That’s right, it’s DERBY WEEK! Here in the Bluegrass, we’re creating hats that make a statement, muddling a new twist on a mint julep, cross referencing the probabilities on lines of the horses running in the field of eight or watching everyone else do this because that’s more amusing.
I’m a watcher usually, but this year I’m participating in the Governor’s Downtown Derby Celebration on Saturday morning at 8am. It’s a wonderful celebration for young and old, singles and families, lushes and sobers alike. I’ll dine along Broadway, taking in Capital Cellars and Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe’s Derby inspired noshems. Admire the historically dressed and equine themed tables along the Old Capital Lawn along with the Kentucky artisans on display.
For a good laugh, later in the morning after a few cocktails (or not), there’s Pedal for the Posies–the 2nd most exciting 2 minutes in sports, so dubbed by Stuart Harrod at FolkBike Recycling in Frankfort. Imagine adults on tricked out kids’ bikes with high knees in the air for 1.25 miles in flamboyant Derby finery.
Oh yes, it’s a good time. You’ll find me somewhere between the Old Capitol and Capital Cellars with a bevvy in hand.
All Pics Courtesy and with Permission of Downtown Frankfort, Inc. Brittain Skinner, Exec. Director. Check out Downtown Frankfort on Facebook and see all the really cool stuff we do here year ’round.