FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - The 137th Kentucky Derby doesn't kick off until 6:24 p.m., but the people at Turfway Park will be celebrating all day.
Starting at noon on Saturday, fans were welcomed to Turfway for drinks specials, concession stands, live music by My Sister Sarah, and games.
Among the refreshments are the traditional mint julep and Chef Peter Haubi's take on the Kentucky Hot Brown.
Visitors can also play games for cash prizes, or compete in the annual Derby Hat Contest, judged by the crowd.
The park will be open all the way through the simulcast of the derby, until 8:30 p.m.