LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - While the Breeders' Cup races aren't until later this week, the party is already in full swing in Lexington.
The Breeders' Cup Festival will bring many people downtown this week. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department wants to make sure all the vendors selling food are doing it safely.
Monday marked the second night of festivities downtown.
About two dozen vendors are setting up shop along Short Street between the 5/3 Pavilion and the District Courthouse this week. Vendors plan on feeding thousands, and health inspectors will be out there with the crowds.
"Everybody wants to have a good time, and part of a good time is enjoying the food and everything. We definitely don't want anybody getting sick while they're here and that's why we're out here, making sure that they are following the sanitary conditions and keeping the food at the proper temps and cooking it to the proper temps that way we can ensure everybody has a good time without getting ill," noted Skip Castleman, with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.
Castleman and crew will also be out at Keeneland throughout the week, inspecting the kitchens and vendors there.