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Derby Princesses® Derby Queen®

The Derby Princesses Program is a great opportunity for any talented young woman to earn scholarship monies, as well as serve as an official ambassador for the city and the Kentucky Derby Festival in the spring. Each young woman receives two $1,000 scholarships – one from The Fillies, Inc., and one from the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation. She also receives a complimentary wardrobe as well as other sponsor gifts.

Festival Program

The Fillies, Inc. publishes the annual Kentucky Derby Festival Official Program.

For information about the Festival Program, contact Shannon Seebert or Sharon Jenkins at (502) 639-7115 or sjenkins570@gmail.com.

A complete online version of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Program is available here.

Fillies Derby Ball®

The Fillies Derby Ball event benefits the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation. It is Louisville’s only Coronation Ball which started in 1958. This will be the 60th ball which was created one year prior to the organization of The Fillies, Inc.

One of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s oldest and most anticipated events is the Fillies Derby Ball. This event caps the opening day of the Derby Festival and is a prelude to two weeks of excitement and activities.

The highlight of the Fillies Derby Ball is the coronation of the Derby Queen, to be selected by the traditional spin-of-the wheel. The 2018 Fillies President, Glenda Thome, will do the honors. In her first royal act, the Queen will “knight” and “dame” individuals to the court for their contributions to the community.

For tickets and more information, contact Jeff English at (502) 572-3856.

Tickets are $2,700 for a corporate table of 10 or $200 per individual ticket.

The Children’s Tea®

This annual event brings together girls (and boys!) dressed in their finest for an afternoon of royal fun. They’ll get to meet and take photos with current and former Derby Queens and Derby Princesses, get creative in our arts and crafts room, sip lemonade and snack on finger sandwiches at our tea party, strut their stuff down our runway after picking up a few modeling tips and have a “makeover” in our nails and makeup boutique. Each child gets a keepsake photo to take home to remember their magical afternoon.