8/20/2015 – DERBY FESTIVAL SEEKING NEW ROYALTY

August 20, 2015 Louisville, KY. – Next week, the Kentucky Derby Festival begins its search for new royalty.  The application process for the 2016 Royal Court opens online on Monday, August 24, at www.kdf.org. Young women from Kentucky or Southern Indiana who are full-time college students are eligible. The deadline for submissions is October 18. […]

8/19/2015 – DERBY FESTIVAL LOOKING FOR SUPER SPELLERS

Students from Ky., Southern Indiana schools invited to participate August 19, 2015 Louisville, KY.  The Kentucky Derby Festival is looking for contestants to participate in the 23rd annual Ford Motor Company Spelling Bee in March of next year.  Students wishing to participate in the KDF Spelling Bee must first take part in their county-wide competition, […]

8/12/2015 – REGISTRATION FOR DERBY FESTIVAL ROAD RACES OPENS FRIDAY

August 12, 2015. Louisville, KY.   –  The first 1,000 runners to sign up for the 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana beginning this Friday will save some money.  Registration opens online on August 14th, at www.derbyfestivalmarathon.com. The early registration fees for those first 1,000 spots are $60 for the […]

7/2/2015 – THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE TO BE RE-AIRED WORLDWIDE ON JULY 4TH

July 2, 2015. Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival’s 2015 Opening Ceremonies – Thunder Over Louisville – will be re-broadcast on the American Forces Network Broadcast Center (AFN-BC) to more than one million U.S. Armed Forces personnel and Department of Defense civilian employees and their families stationed overseas. The 90-minute program, which features the […]

6/15/2015 – DERBY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING PROGRAM SURPASSES $2 MILLION

32 Charities Help Festival Reach Milestone in 2015 June 15, 2015. Louisville, KY.   – The 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Charity Module Program has something to celebrate.  The program officially surpassed $2 million raised since the program’s inception in 2005. 32 different charitable organizations raised over $300,000 this year by having individual runners and running […]