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Derby Day

May 7, 2022 @ 10:00 am 10:00 pm

Kentucky Derby Viewing • Derby Hat Contest • Live Music • Specialty Drinks & More!

Grab your friends and your best derby hat and join us for Derby Day on May 7th!
Due to popular demand, we’ve expanded the event to be property-wide with additional food and beverage options, more music, extra seating and showings of the Derby Day programming throughout the winery. Tickets include one complimentary Mint Julep wine slushy, participation in our derby hat contest and photo opportunities with a Clydesdale!

Looking for tickets?
Tickets are only available at the door on Saturday, May 7th.

This is a property-wide event. All winery guests on Saturday, 5/7 will need a Derby Day ticket for entry.
Your safety is our priority — learn about the extra precautions we are taking during this time ›


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1/21 – 3/10

3/11 – 4/28

4/29 – 5/7 (Event Day)



Tickets are available at the door on event day, May 7th!



Bring your friends and watch the Kentucky Derby while enjoying photo ops, a Clydesdale, and more! Mint julep wine slushies, wine, beer, and delicious food will be available for purchase. Dress to impress — there will be a derby hat contest!


Enjoy a wide variety of Missouri wines, California wines, and wines from around the world — plus ask for one of our signature wine slushies! We also serve craft and domestic beer, as well as a mixed drink menu.
Featured Drink: Mint Julep Wine Slushy


There will be a variety of food options available for purchase from The Smokehouse and The Burger Shack, as well as additional outlets throughout our property. Menu items include pulled pork, chicken and brisket sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, burgers, hot dogs, salads and more! There will be no regular sit-down lunch or dinner service at the winery.


Event Starts: 10AM

Live Music by Pure Nectar: 12 to 3PM

Clydesdale: 2 to 5PM

DJ Jimmy Manno: 2 to 6PM

Derby Hat Contest & Winner Announcement: 3 to 3:30PM

Raffle Winners Announcement: 3:30 to 4PM

Live Music by Bullseye Womprats: 3 to 6PM

Kentucky Derby Race Time: 5:50PM

Live Music by The RetroNerds: 6 to 9PM

Bonfire: Dusk (Weather Permitting)

Fireworks Show: 8PM

Event Ends: 10PM


What Is Included With My Ticket?

• All-Day Event Access
• Property-wide Showings of the Kentucky Derby
• One Complimentary Mint Julep Wine Slushy
• Participation in Derby Hat Contest
• Photo Opportunities with a Clydesdale
• Live Music
• Free Parking

Where Is the Event?

Cedar Lake Cellars
11008 Schreckengast Road
Wright City, MO 63390


Is There A VIP Ticket Option?

No, this event is general admission only.

Can I Reserve Seating?

All seating is first come, first served — we do not accept reservations during the event.

Can I Bring My Own Food Or Drinks?

We offer an array of amazing food and beverage options throughout the winery. Treat yourself to a day of fun and relaxation by leaving your own at home and enjoying ours. Outside food, drink and coolers are not allowed.

Is There A Parking Fee?

No — general event parking is free!

What Can’t I Bring?

No outside food, drink, or coolers
No pets
No tents
No children (All guests must be at least 21 years of age)

Do You Provide Refunds?

We do not offer refunds to our event.

COVID-19 Refund Policy

The health of our community and staff is of the utmost importance to us. At this point, we are continuing to plan for this event which is scheduled several months from now. Currently, there is not an order in place by government officials that closes our facility in May and we fully intend on proceeding with our event. We have over 400 acres of land at Cedar Lake Cellars and will continue to strategically plan our event to proactively ensure safety as well as adhere to the recommendations made by officials. If a new order is put in place that directly affects our business and event, your tickets will be refunded.

What Happens If It Rains?

This is a rain or shine event (that means we party — and drink — no matter what Mother Nature throws our way).

Interested In Sponsoring Derby Day?

We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities available!


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$15 – $25