THE PARTY OF THE YEAR!

This will be the second year for the Derby Party in Birmingham.  Inspiration for the incredible party came from our friends in Denver that have hosted their own Derby Party for the last seventeen years.  Over 6,000 people attend their event.  We're thinking that might be a little crowded and will limit tickets this year.  The idea is the same.  Take several hundred good friends, great Back Forty craft beer, delicious food, bow ties and big hats, fantastic music, all in one of the coolest settings in Birmingham, and shake well!

Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend

DECKED OUT DERBY ATTIRE

This is where Birmingham will really shine.  The Derby Party is your chance to get decked out in your finest Derby attire.  The video will give you an idea of what that means but, honestly, we're Southerns and have known sun dresses, big hats, seersucker and bow ties since we were children.  Nobody does it better than Birmingham!

DERBY HAT CONTESTS

If an opportunity to get dressed up isn't enough, there will be some serious prizes for the best Derby Hat.  Do some research for inspiration, then add a little of your own creativity.  We'll be sending updates with ideas as well.  Nothing complements that perfect sun dress like a giant swirl of elegant ribbons.

BEST DRESSED GUYS

We didn't forget about the guys!  There will also be prizes for our best dressed guys.  Our dapper dudes.
That's right - competitive clothing.
So sport your best seersucker, linen, bow ties, straw boaters, and suede bucks.  Impress your friends and win cool stuff.

 
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GREAT BEER

Your ticket to the Derby Party will provide you with one free drink token that you can exchange for some terrific craft beer. Water will be provided.  You can purchase additional throughout the afternoon. We might even have a surprise or two. See what’s on tap this week.

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FOOD!

The Derby Party runs from 3:00 to 6:00 so not quite lunch or dinner, but what is a party without food?  People have been raving over the food offered at Back Forty Beer Company since it opened! Check out their latest menu and you’ll see why.

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WHAT IS A DERBY PARTY WITHOUT… DOGS?

We’re not sure if any horses will be joining us at the Derby Party (you never know) but Shelby Humane might have some of the great adoptable dogs there.

 

SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS

There are terrific companies that support this event with contributions of dollars, products and talents.  Please help us recognize and thank these companies by purchasing their products and services.  The proceeds of the Derby Party will support the important work of Shelby Humane.  Take time to learn more about how they help people and their pets.

AWESOME BAND!

Music during the Derby Party will be provided by Birmingham’s own Andrew Henderson! Look for more information/pictures/videos soon.

TICKETS

Now for the most important part of the Derby Party.  Tickets for all this will be only $20.  Your day on the lawn at Back Forty Beer Company will start at 3:00pm on Saturday, May 4, and conclude after the running of the main Kentucky Derby race on big screens at 6:00pm.  Buy your tickets here.