The Derby at Woodford

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Woodford Mansion 33rd St & Dauphin Drive, E Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA 19132
United States

 Get out your fancy hats and trot over to our Kentucky Derby party supporting the programs and preservation of Woodford Mansion! Enjoy craft cocktails made by the folks at Manatawny Still Works, craft beer from aptly named Workhorse Brewing Co., and mint iced tea, along with savory southern style cuisine. Pre-race TV coverage all afternoon to see who takes the crown. Race starts around 6:30 pm. Guests are encouraged to wear festive Derby attire!


  • Kentucky Derby live watch party under the grandstand tent
  • Live music from River Bones Band and other special guests
  • Manatawny mint juleps and other Derby drinks
  • Spread of Southern fare
  • Hat judging contest
  • Games of chance & activities for all ages
  • Demonstrations from local horse riding clubs
  • Special house tours highlighting horse-related antiques

PRICE: Early Bird: $25 by 4/13, $35 after (online & at the gate)

Admission ticket includes 1 complimentary drink AND southern food spread. Additional bar tickets available for purchase

Children ages 12 and under are FREE!

The party (and race!) is happening RAIN OR SHINE

Proceeds benefit the programs and preservation of Woodford Mansion, a National Historic Landmark built in 1756  

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