We encourage you to get there around 7:00am for the best parking, or earlier if you want to join us at the pre-race activities. There is plenty to do at the Derby Village on race morning. Grab a hot cup of coffee/cocoa, visit the heated Gobbler Pavilion for custom Birdie Derby tattoos, photo opportunities at our painted stand-ins and a fun kids’ warm-up with our turkey mascot. You can even get photos taken pre-race. Check the Village Map for locations.
This was the best organized and fun event I’ve been to in my 11 years as a father!