January 25, 2019 Louisville, KY. – A sign of warmer temperatures! Tickets for the first official Kentucky Derby Festival event of 2019 are on sale now! The event – Festival Unveiled – is set for Thursday, March 14th at 5 p.m. at the Mellwood Arts Center.

“Festival Unveiled” will showcase several elements of the upcoming Festival. In addition to the 2019 Official Poster and Merchandise line, guests will also receive the 2019 Official Program with complete details of the upcoming Festival. Tickets are $40 and are available online at www.kdf.org or by calling (502) 584-FEST. Last year’s event sold out!

While enjoying the evening, guests have an opportunity to bid on a silent auction of framed posters. The 2019 Poster Artist will also be on hand to sign copies of the image. The event begins at 5 p.m., featuring cocktails and dinner, sweets from Kern’s Kitchen® and wine from Old 502 Winery.

Four Roses Bourbon, will also hold the Four Roses Rose Julep Cocktail Competition in conjunction with Festival Unveiled. The Rose Julep Competition challenges mixologists from Louisville and surrounding areas to showcase their skills in front of a panel of local celebrity and beverage industry judges evaluating each Julep based on taste, presentation and creativity. Event attendees will also have a chance to sample the six Rose Julep finalist recipes and vote for the “People’s Choice” Rose Julep.

For more information call the Derby Festival Office at (502) 584-FEST. All guests receive a complimentary goodie bag. Citizens Union Bank and Four Roses Bourbon are Presenting Sponsors of the event. Ladyfingers Catering is a Contributing Sponsor. Media Sponsors are LEO Weekly and 106.9 PLAY.

The Derby Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, more than 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. It entertains more than 1.5 million people in a two- week period and has a local economic impact of more than $127 million. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.

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