Derby Day – named one of the best Derby parties in the nation in 20132014, and 2016!

The next Derby Day location will be announced soon!

Derby Day benefits Georgia’s first and only county-wide conservancy.  As the Madison-Morgan Conservancy’s only fundraiser, it’s your opportunity to support our work by sponsoring or attending the event.  Don’t miss this annual favorite and sellout every year as we gather for a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, a traditional Derby supper, bourbon tastings, a live auction, and much more!

 Special Thanks to our Derby Day 2017 Sponsors!

Derby Day 2017 (Saturday, May 6, 2017) was hosted by Lyn and Whitey Hunt at their c.1875 historic Godfrey-Hunt House. As one of Madison’s grandest historic properties, it is one of only a few homes in Madison owned by the same family since its construction. It’s also the only house in Madison to be remodeled by renowned Georgia Architect, Neel Reid (1922). This distinguished home, with its high-style architecture and gracious grounds, was the ideal backdrop for party-goers to enjoy.

Event Preview:

4:30 – 6:20 PM

  • Mint juleps and Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Live streaming of the Kentucky Derby Coverage
  • Two Bourbon Tastings, reservations required (4:45 and 5:45 PM)
  • Derby Dash, weather permitting (5:30 PM)
  • Kentucky Derby Raffle

6:24 PM

  • Kentucky Derby – the most exciting two minutes in sports

6:30 – 9:00 PM

  • Derby Buffet Supper, by Epting Events
  • Best Dressed and Best Hat Winners Announced
  • Derby Dash Raffle Drawing
  • Kentucky Derby Raffle Drawing
  • Live Auction

4:30 – 9:00 PM

  • Open Bar, Beer & Wine
  • Beer Garden, with select local beers

We invite you to support the unique mission of Georgia’s first countywide conservancy by sponsoring Derby Day!  Contact the Conservancy office for more information (706) 818-8046 or [email protected].

  View Derby Day 2017 Photos