7th Annual Hats & Horses Kentucky Derby Party 2024


May 4


03:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Event Category:

Events, Live Music, Tasting Room


Iron Fish Distillery

14234 Dzuibanek Rd

Thompsonville, Michigan, United States, 49683

The Two Most Exciting Minutes In Sports and BEST PARTY of the year is the Iron Fish Distillery 7th Annual Hats & Horses Kentucky Derby Party! Line up your pals, get your best hat and bow tie ready and come prepared for BIG fun and the chance to support a great cause—Hats and Horses is a fundraiser for the Big Bear Sportsman’s Club.

Get Tickets Here
Saturday, May 4th – 3:00-8:00 pm (21+ Only)

Arrival Time 2:45 p.m.

Arrive on time, to size up the Parade of Horses and get an up-close look at this year’s contenders racing the Iron Fish Dirt Road Derby. Review pedigrees of this year’s racing field and make your pick among Benzie and Manistee County racing legends. The track rounds the bend of Dzuibanek Road with the finish line directly in front of the distillery. Following the race, celebrate the crowning of the winning horse and jockey with the Garland of Roses. That’s just the beginning!

Included with your ticket:

Event Admission

Two Delicious Derby Drinks (N/A options available)

Live Dirt Road Horse Race

Pre-Dinner Hors d’oeuvres

Southern Pig Roast with all the Fixins’

Yard Games

Hat & Bowtie Contest

Live Music and much, much more…

Need Lodging?
Crystal Mountain Resort
Get 20% Off your room at Crystal Mountain Resort. Reference code: IRONFISH. Code valid 5/3/24 – 5/4/24. You must enter code IRONFISH under the special code tab, and in the box labeled Crystal Connect to view correct pricing with discount. Reference code: IRONFISH. Code valid 5/3/24 – 5/4/24. You must enter code IRONFISH under the special code tab, and in the box labeled Crystal Connect to view correct pricing with discount. Call (855) 995-5146

Motel Bear Lake
Use code DERBY2024 to save 20% off your stay. Valid for stays between May 1-6, 2024
Call (231) 224-6273

Non-Profit: Bikes for Kids
For our 2024, 7th annual Dirt Road Derby, we could not be more proud to have Big Bear Sportsman’s Club as our non-profit partner. Big Bear Sportsman’s Club works with several community organizations in our surrounding counties to provide Bicycle’s to youth and adults who need transportation for securing or maintaining employment, getting to school or around their community or achieving health goals. All safety equipment (locks, lights and helmets) are also provided.

Auction Items for Big Bear include:

Iron Fish Distillery
Tito’s Vodka
Pride and Wine – Napa Valley Wine
TC Whiskey

Sporting Clays shoot for 4 – Thundering Aspen 
50 Minute Spa Package – Crystal Mountain
$80 Certificate – Orchard Beach Aviation
Lake MI charter out of Frankfort for 4 – Smoken Salmon II
Skeet or Trap shoot for 8 – Big Bear Sportsman’s Club
Camping Pass – Northern Exposure Campground

$75 Gift Certificate – Glenwood
$50 Gift Certificate – Golden Stag

6 Night South African Photo Safari for 2 – Zulu Nyala Group
The package includes 6 nights at their Heritage Safari Lodge, 3 meals per day and 2 game viewing activities per day on their game reserve.

different 7 Night Resort Accommodations – Elite Islands Resorts
Locations include Antigua, The Grenadines, Panama & Barbados. Accommodations are for up to two or three rooms. Individuals are subject to an additional nightly all-inclusive supplement per person.

2 Fish Carved Coat Racks – Dave Kober
Outdoor Patio Heater – $199 Retail value
Redington Hydrogen Trout Spey 4 wt 11’6″ Switch Fly Fishing Rod – $349 Retail value
Repurposed Chairs & Table – BARC – $250 Value

*A percentage of proceeds from the sale of tickets will be donated to Big Bear Sportman’s Club. There will also be auction items on-site to help raise more funds for this incredible non-profit!

For further information contact: events@ironfishdistillery.com


you look so young!

are you over 21?