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Plan Now for the 2020 Kentucky Derby

Get Your Tickets to the 2020 Kentucky Derby Today!
Are you making plans to head to the 2020 Kentucky Derby?  It's a popular event, so now is the perfect time to get started on the planning.  The Kentucky Derby is the pinnacle of horse racing in Kentucky each year, and it is held at the legendary Churchill Downs. 2020 will mark the 146th year of this sensational racing spectacle. It has been hailed as "The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports," a notion we couldn't agree with more. 

If you want to get in on the action this year, you'll need to plan well in advance.  Kentucky Derby Tickets are already on sale for 2020, and soon lodging will get booked up. When looking for accommodations, try something unique and experience what it's like to stay at one of our Kentucky Bed and Breakfasts. Our Inns offer the best hospitality in the state. Book your stay today!

2020 Kentucky Derby Tickets On Sale Now!

This year's Derby will be held on May 1. But, the running of the Derby isn't the only event worth attending.  There are plenty of events that happen throughout the month leading up to this incredible event. 

Currently, those wanting to purchase tickets to the 2020 Kentucky Derby have several options. General Admission tickets are the cheapest and get guests access to the infield to watch the race, in addition to the historic paddock, where you can watch the horses getting ready to race. You can also buy a special 2-day ticket to both the Kentucky  Oaks and the Kentucky Derby. If you're looking for an elevated experience, you can still get reserved grandstand or bleacher seating, or box seats for the ultimate experience. 

Highlights of this year's Kentucky Derby Festival include:

  • Spring Fashion Show, March 26, 2020

  • The Fillies Derby Ball, April 4, 202
  • Stockyards
Bank $1-Million Hole-in-one Golf Contest, April 16, 2020
  • Thunder
over Louisville, April 18, 2020
  • Taste
of Derby Festival, April 21, 2020
  • BB&T
Great Balloons Fest, April 23, 2020
  • Waterfro
nt Jam Concert Series, April 23, 2020

What to Wear to the Kentucky Derby

For many, the entire reason to go to the Kentucky Derby is for the fashion. And the fashion at this event rarely disappoints! Attendees of this great event definitely pull out all the stops when it comes to the hats and outfits they wear. Women typically wear pastel-colored dresses and suits, but the most important part of the outfit tends to be the hat. Hats are outlandishly stylish, and definitely not something to hold back on!

Derby hats were born of Southern traditions, but have taken on something of a life of their own. If there is one piece of your outfit to splurge on, it should be the hat. Moreover, wearing a hat to the derby itself is considered to be good luck. Though men haven't traditionally worn hats to quite the same extent, recent years have seen a change to that tradition, with many men choosing to join the spectacle and celebration. Whatever you choose to do, have fun!
Book your Trip to the 2020 Kentucky Derby Today!

The Best Lodging near Louisville

Though there are a number of hotels and properties in the Louisville area, the only place you'll find an experience reflected of Kentucky's true character is at one of our Kentucky Bed and Breakfasts.  Our Innkeepers go out of their way to make your experience unique, memorable, and comfortable. 

While you're in town for the Kentucky Derby, you may as well experience as much of Kentucky as possible.  In the Louisville area, that means exploring horse and bourbon country. Taste your way through a variety of Kentucky's bourbon distilleries, visit the Kentucky Horse Park and other legendary horse farms, and enjoy the scenic beauty of this part of Kentucky. Ask your Innkeeper for personalized recommendations, as there is no shortage of fun to be had in Kentucky this spring! Without a doubt, we offer the best lodging anywhere in Kentucky. Find your perfect Inn then book your vacation today!