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Derby Day

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Blue Sky Derby Day

Join us in celebrating the 145th Kentucky Derby at Blue Sky Vineyard. Enjoy the “Run for the Roses” with a glass of Illinois wine in hand and a relaxing Tuscan atmosphere.

When it comes to horse racing’s premiere event, the competition isn’t limited to the track itself.  Join the race at Blue Sky Vineyard to see who will be crowned with the best derby hat.

Join our Derby Hat Contest and wear your most beautiful or unique hat to the winery for a chance to win.  First Prize ($75.00 Blue Sky Gift Card) / Second Prize ($50.00 Blue Sky Gift Card) / Third Prize ($25.00 Blue Sky Gift Card).

Whose Horse Will Win?

Beat the odds at Blue Sky Vineyard and win a $15.00 Blue Sky Gift Card to use towards your purchases.  One FREE ticket per guest will be available before the start of the race.  Tickets will have participating racehorse names and positions.  If your horse is the big winner at the Kentucky Derby you will receive a $15.00 Blue Sky Vineyard Gift Card (Gift card may be used towards gift shop & food menu items).  

Blue Sky Vineyard will have custom, souvenir Derby Day wine glasses available.

Music By:  Wil Maring & Robert Bowlin (Americana/Bluegrass)


Date: May 4, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost: FREE


Venue Name: Blue Sky Vineyard
Address: 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd.
Makanda, IL 62958 United States
Phone: 618-995-9463