Governor and Mrs. Steven L. Beshear invite you to join
them in historic downtown Frankfort for the
2012 GOVERNOR'S DERBY CELEBRATION
Saturday, May 5. 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
DERBY TIME IN KENTUCKY is truly one of the most exciting, colorful, and special times of the year.
Since 1936, there have been gatherings, both large and small, in the Capital City to celebrate the Kentucky Derby. This year, Jane and I are honored to be hosting our fifth Derby Celebration on Saturday, May 5,
again in historic downtown Frankfort.
This year's celebration will showcase the beautiful downtown of our
Capital City with new and traditional festivities for which the Governor's Derby Celebration is known. The 2012 Derby Celebration will offer plenty
of color, excitement, entertainment, children's activities, and food to suit all tastes. In addition to several downtown restaurants that will be open and offering special Derby morning fare, the Kentucky Pork Producers
and the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association will be cooking their 'Kentucky Proud' specialties over an open fire.
A free concert featuring several local bands will headline the entertainment on the stage directly in front of the Old State Capitol beginning at 10:00 a.m. Derby morning. And the crowd-pleasing tradition
of having Kentucky craftsmen exhibiting and selling their work at the event will continue this year. The Capital City Museum, located on Ann Street, will host a special guest - a retired thoroughbred racehorse,
Patton, from Old Friends horse retirement farm in Georgetown.
This is the 76th anniversary of the Governor's Derby Celebration, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever! We hope you and your family will make plans to attend this exciting event on the morning of the first Saturday in May in beautiful downtown Frankfort. Bring your family and invite your friends. This event is open to everyone!
Steven L. Beshear
For more information call 502-875-8687
Calling All Kids
This year's Derby Celebration will include
several races for children from 2-12 years of age in
four different age groups.