Chow Wagon®


Over the past several weeks, the Kentucky Derby Festival has been planning and rescheduling our events for later in the year.  However, as we’ve closely monitored the developments surrounding COVID-19, it’s with an abundance of caution that we’ve determined many of our large-scale and in-person events cannot be held in 2020, including the Chow Wagon.

We are contacting all those involved with the postponed events to alert them of the changes. We appreciate our patrons and look forward to seeing you again next year!




In 2021, the Chow Wagon will return to Waterfront Park on the Ohio River. The Miller Lite Music Stage will feature live concerts with local and regional entertainment and a wide variety of musical genres including jazz, R&B, country, rock and blues.

Where else can you find great food and live musical entertainment in a riverside setting for a 2020 or 2021 Pegasus Pin admission? Meet your coworkers for lunch or come down for an evening concert. There’s no way to go wrong by making a visit to this great outdoor party.



Food at Chow Wagon – Feast on everything from corn dogs to turkey legs and elephant ears. The Chow Wagon will also feature ethnic varieties like Greek, Italian, and Mexican. There’s something for everyone!

Here’s a sampling of some of the food booth fare offered:

Wings, Toasted Ravioli, Roasted Corn, Churro’s, Tacos, Fried Yam Sticks, Shrimp, Lobster, Quesadillas, Fried Pickles, BBQ pulled pork, roasted chicken, rib eye sandwiches, gyros, kabobs, Italian meatball subs, funnel cakes, ice cream, fried candy bars, strawberry shortcake, fresh lemonade, fajitas, frozen daiquiris, frozen margaritas, corn dogs, sausages, Philly cheese steak, hamburgers and more.

For information on becoming a merchandise vendor, call 502-584-FEST or email: