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A Fundraiser for Pequot Library | Experience the excitement of the Kentucky Derby on Pequot Library’s Great Lawn with festive tailgates, yard games, contests, and more. Watch the “Run for the Roses” on the big screen in the auditorium, and celebrate with Kentucky fare and an open bar. Keep the party going with DJ Rob during the after-party, sponsored by Kate Cacciatore. Join us as a volunteer.

Schedule of Events

3:00 – Pre-Party: Tailgate Ticket Holders Only
4:00 – Derby Day Party on the Great Lawn
6:50 – Watch the Run for the Roses!
7:00 – After Party

Derby Dollars (DD)

For ease and convenience this year, we are introducing Derby Dollars for use in the raffle, Bourbon Wall purchases, and Horse Voting. Derby Dollars (DD) are $5 each and can be purchased below or on the day of the event.

Silent Auction

Bid on an amazing array of items and experiences.


Best Tailgate (Win, Place, and Show)
Best Hat
Snazziest Lady
Snazziest Gentleman


Wristbands will be mailed to ticket holders in the weeks following purchase.

All ticket sales are final. No refunds. Event takes place rain or shine. This event is exclusively for guests 21 and over. We ask that all visitors to wear masks while inside the library, regardless of vaccination status. Covid-19 protocols are subject to change. By attending an event, attendees agree to not hold the Pequot Library, its Board of Trustees, employees/staff, agents, and volunteers liable for risk of any illness or injury. All Attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure. 

Preliminary Tailgate Map – Subject to Change


Thank you to our amazing Derby Day Sponsors!


May 7, 2022
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890 United States
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(203) 259-0346
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Room Location
Great Lawn