Run for the Roses – Julep Time: The Kentucky Derby, Asheville Style
Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm$85
Put on your fanciest hat and join us for the Derby Day races at Asheville Downs ( the Schenk estate in Weaverville). You’ll arrive in time to have a mint julep and appetizers and discuss your favorite horses as you sit by the stream with a glass of wine. Take a stroll through the magnificent oasis elegantly created by Gary and BA Schenk, a landscaping inspiration.Then place your bets as you watch pre-Derby highlights.
We’ll celebrate all the traditions of this favorite day in horse racing right here with Symphony friends. A prize will be awarded for the most dramatic hat worn by a lady (creativity is the key!). Once the horses are off, we’ll cheer for our favorites! After last year’s winning horse was disqualified, who knows what surprises this year’s race will bring? Bring your friends and join the fun of spending a spring afternoon and evening at the races.
A delicious Kentucky-style buffet dinner will follow the race, including specialties such as Country Baked Ham with Sweet Bourbon Mustard Glaze, Corn Pudding and Derby Pie.
You’ll go home with fond memories of the Asheville Kentucky Derby and maybe – some winnings!