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Tips for going to the Kentucky Derby

This is what I've learned from going to many Kentucky Derbys. If you are making plans to attend next year's Derby, here are my tips

  • Ladies, buy your hat first. Then pick out a dress that matches the hat, then the shoes that match the hat and dress. Then the bag. It's easier to find the right dress than the right hat. 
  • Buy your hat in Louisville at Dees Crafts, or in a Facebook Group for Derby hats. There's no such thing as too big or too fancy. There are a few local stores that sell them too. Do not order a Derby hat from Amazon - everyone will know it's not authentic.
  • The weather forecast can be wrong. Dress for anything. Bring sunscreen and a clear rain poncho. You may need both in the same day. It might be 40 degrees and raining or 72 degrees and sunny.
  • Buy your Derby shoes at least a week before Derby and wear them everyday to break them in. If you skip this step there's a 100% chance of blisters on Derby Day. Don't spend too much on shoes. They'll look like trash by the end of the day after walking so much.
  • Get reservations for hotels and restaurants as soon as you know you are going to the Derby.
  • Figure out where you want to sit by doing this virtual tour -
  • Get tickets on 
  • It's normal to pay to park in people's yards or driveways near the track for $20-50 per car. There is not enough parking at the track for everyone, so you'll most likely park 1/2 mile away.
  • Manage your expectations to avoid frustration. There will be long lines for restrooms and food and drinks. Expect it and roll with it. If you don't drive a car,...

Things to do in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in December 2021

Things to do in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in December 2021

  • Ice skating at Northland in Cincinnati or the Northern Kentucky ice center
  • Light Up College Hill on December 7 at Patrick’s Park in Cincinnati
  • Heritage Village Museum Guided Tours Dec. 8-10
  • Winter Market and Santa's Workshop Saturdays and Sundays at Washington Park
  • “It’s a Wonderful Light” Holiday Festival on December 11 at the American Sign Museum
  • Go to a Cyclones Hockey game Dec 8, 10, 29 or 31
  • Holiday Beer and Donut Pairing on December 14 at Taft’s Brewpourium
  • Christmas in Loveland on December 18 at Old Historic Loveland
  • Harlem Globe Trotters Dec. 30, Heritage Bank Center
  • ...

Things to do in Louisville Kentucky in December 2021


  • Lights Under Louisville at Louisville Mega Cavern now-January 2
  • Derby Dinner Playhouse "A Christmas Story" - through Dec 30
  • Derby Dinner Playhouse "Once Upon A Snowflake" now through Dec 20
  • Christmas Gifts and Décor Show on December 10-12 @ Kentucky Exposition Center
  • The Nutcracker - Louisville Ballet on December 11-23 @ The Kentucky Center
  • Louisville Chorus Christmas on December 11 @ Beargrass Christian Church
  • Corydon Indiana Winter Wine Walk on December 11 @ Downtown Corydon 3:00-7:00
  • "Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs" TV show taping on December 11 @ Kitchen Theater Paristown
  • ...

Fall Festivals 2019 Louisville And Southern Indiana

Fall Festivals 2019 Louisville and Southern Indiana

Kickball For a Cause!


Let's play kickball 'cause we care!

We care about the kids at Robin's Nest Children's Home in Jamaica, and the kids at St. Joseph's Children's Home and the Boys and Girls Haven in Louisville. All donations from our kickball game will go towards the expenses needed to educate children at a children's group home. These homes exist on donations and we want to help them. Come hang out with us, play kickball, and enjoy some good food. See you soon!



2018 Kentucky Derby Events!

Heidi Fore & Kristin Brockett's favorite Kentucky Derby events!

Thunder Over Louisville
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Air Show – 3:00 pm
Fireworks – 9:30 pm
Downtown Louisville
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Volleyball Classic 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Sand Division at Baxter Jacks
Sunday, April 22, 2018
9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Sand Division at Baxter Jacks
Saturday, April 28, 2018
9:00 am – 6:00 pm: Grass Division at Seneca Park at the Tennis Courts
9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Sand Division at Baxter Jacks
Sunday, April 29, 2018
9:00 am – 6:00 pm: Grass Division at Seneca Park at the Tennis Courts
9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Sand Division at Baxter Jacks

Chow Wagon®
Waterfront Park
Thursday, April 26, 2018 – Friday, May 4, 2018
11:00 am – 11:00 pm: Daily
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Sunday


Things to do this Spring around Louisville!

Congratulations on your promotion, Rob and Kathryn!

Congratulations on your promotions, Kathryn and Rob!

Please join us in celebrating Kathryn Klein as the Vice President of Sales for the greater Louisville area. Congratulations to Rob St. John for his promotion to Regional Vice President. Raise a glass to toast their success this Wednesday, August 2, at O'Shea's on Baxter Avenue!

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