Maxie’s 9th Annual Derby Day Party for Hunger Relief
We’re celebrating our 9th year as a restaurant with our 9th Annual Derby Day Party for Hunger Relief on Saturday, May 7, 2016. As always, proceeds will go to support Hunger Task Force – Free & Local. With your generosity, our Derby Day party has raised more than $20,000 in the last three years to prevent hunger by providing food to people in need.
Doors open at 1 p.m., with a $15 entry fee, which goes entirely to Hunger Task Force. We’re excited to again welcome The Jackson Park Jazz Orchestra to perform jazzy big band music before and after the race. Stepping Stone Farms is slated to show off one of its horses, posing for pictures with party goers. Watch pre-race coverage on flatscreen throughout the restaurant and party tent leading up to the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby.
A fan favorite from last year, Andrew Feller of 414 Photography will host a photo booth to document every glamorous attendee. Photo prints will be available for a suggested donation of $5, and the photo booth will be the entry point for the party’s Best Dressed contests.
Best Dressed categories: Best Hat, Most Elegant; Best Hat, Most Creative; Best Dressed Lady; Best Dressed Gentleman; Best Dressed Couple; Best Dressed Employee
Our regular menu will be complimented with an array of Kentucky specialties and Derby party favorites, such Kentucky Hot Browns, Bourbon Balls and Derby Pie. Maxie’s does not accept reservations on Saturdays, and will not accept call-aheads on Derby Day. We plan to resume our call-ahead policy for regular dinner service after the race, at approximately 6 p.m.
Drink specials will be available at our two full-service bars, as well as at two outdoor bars. Enjoy a Four Roses Bourbon Mint Julep ($6), Skyy Vodka Oaks Lily ($6) and Skyy Peach Vodka Derby Tea ($5). Beer specials include Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($5) and official Derby beer Stella Artois ($4). We’ll also be pouring Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from official Derby winery 14 Hands.
The party includes raffles and a silent auction, with fabulous prizes including hotel and dining packages, authentic Derby gear, gift baskets and catered parties from Maxie’s. Entry includes a $5 “bet” on the race (correct selection of Win, Place & Show are entered in a raffle for prizes). Additional “bets” are $5. All Derby “bets” are for prizes only; no cash will be tendered. All entry, raffle, auction and “betting” proceeds go to Hunger Task Force.