Market House Theatre's Ultimate Derby Party

Market House Theatre's Ultimate Derby Party, Paducah, KY

Market House Theatre's Ultimate Derby Party annually held in the courtyard of Max's Brick Oven Restaurant located in the Market House Square. Join in the courtyard at Max’s for Derby fun and festivities, including entertainment, Dice Derby, the Hat Judging Contest, 50/50 Bucket Betting, and more! Simulcast of the Derby on the big screen at Maiden Alley Cinema --the best seats in town! The best party is thrown by a relaxed host or hostess that make their guests feel welcome and wanted. Start there and you're well on your way.

Tickets are $40 per person and include a fabulous appetizer buffet and 2 drink tickets for mint juleps, beer, and wine. A sumptious derby buffet is provided by Kirchhoffs bakery and deli. Beer, wine and traditional Mint Juleps are included in the ticket price. Horse fans will be able to place bets in a 50/50 raffle for their favorite horse in the derby. In keeping with our focus on youth arts education and outreach the entertainment will be provided by a string quartet of High School students.

The food is wonderful, and it's a great atmosphere. Seeing the horses on the big screen is an amazing experience. Always make sure to offer people a drink the minute they arrive. Have some kind of food available immediately, too. A bowl of nuts or basket of chips and salsa are fine.

Try to get most of the work done in advance so that you can enjoy the party, too. From there, I think the guests have a responsibility to add to the atmosphere as well. Be helpful and upbeat. Don't drink too much. Bring a hostess gift. Come for a great time.