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The Derby Party

Join us on Saturday, May 6th as the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame presents:

The Derby Party

Join us at this Kentucky themed fundraiser featuring delicious samplings of local brews and spirits, as well as signature Kentucky inspired dishes from local restaurants. While exploring the Museum and its local connection, guests will enjoy entertainment in the prestigious Hall of Fame before a live airing of the 2017 Kentucky Derby.  Guests are encouraged to dress to impress, as an award for the most fashionable Derby attire will be presented. Also, there's always a chance to win with our race-day inspired raffle!  

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is excited to offer an authentic experience with a unique twist for the racing and foodie enthusiast. The Museum is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, and all proceeds from this year’s event support the Museum’s educational mission and allow for exciting exhibits and programs all year round. 


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Visit:​ to purchase tickets, or click here!


Questions? Please contact or call 518-584-0400 ext. 109.


Schedule of Events:

3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Coverage of the Kentucky Derby pre-show throughout the Museum 
  • Samplings from local restaurants, breweries, distilleries and wineries
  • Live music in the official Hall of Fame
  • Awards for the best Derby attire- dress to impress!
  • Judging for best Kentucky inspired dish by Ashley Dingeman, Saratoga Food Fanatic
  • Race day inspired 50/50 Raffle
  • Classic photobooth from Snappy Sam’s Photoworks sponsored by Fusion the Salon
  • Silent Auction 
  • Live airing of the Kentucky Derby in the Hall of Fame


Participating Vendors and Sponsors:



Ticket options:

$25 Safe Driver (available on line and at the door)

$40 Museum Member (available online and at the door)

$45 Early Bird (available through April 29 at 11:30 p.m.)

$50 Advance Online Ticket (available April 29 through May 5 at 11:30 p.m.)

$55 General Ticket- Online sales shut down May 5 at 11:30 p.m.  Day of tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

$85 Membership Promo- One year Individual Museum membership and admission to the Derby Party!  For membership information, click here.

$160 Group of 4- Grab some friends and enjoy a discount on admission!  Online only.


Please note that all online ticket sales are active until May 5 at 11:30 p.m.  After that date and time, tickets will be available for purchase at the door only.


 Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes.  This is a 21+ event.

 What are my parking options getting to the event?

The Museum parking lot, on street parking, and parking lots across the street from the Saratoga Race Course, on Union Avenue, will be available.  Please look for signage.

 Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? or 518-584-0400 ext. 109.