Thank you to all who attended our annual Kentucky Derby Day on May 6, 2017! Together, we raised over $60,000 for the children, families and seniors we serve in Polk County. Donations support the SmilePak Pantry & Backpack Program, Family Stability Program, Agape Food Bank and Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors.

Register Today!

Early bird tickets are on sale now for this year’s event! (click here to purchase!) Early bird tickets are $75 per person. Tickets purchased at the door are $85 per person.


May 5, 2018 at 4 p.m.


The Rocking H Ranch
2200 Ewell Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811

This year’s event features:

  • Traditional Derby Day Fare including appetizers, dinner and desserts catered by award winning Chef, Tina Calhoon of Frescos in downtown Lakeland
  • A new menu with delicious treats including Burgoo, Kentucky Hot Baby Browns, chicken and grits, pecan bourbon balls
  • Bar with Bourbon, wine and & mint juleps…
  • Live auction items including a day with Sheriff Grady Judd, a ride on the Goodyear Blimp, a week in Franklin, NC in a beautiful 4 bedroom home on a large hillside…
  • Prizes and silent auction will include park tickets for Disney & Universal Studios, jewelry, movie passes, screen TV, baskets for kids and the whole family!
  • Racing games and prizes
  • Watch the LIVE Kentucky Derby Day race
  • Fancy hat contest (hats will be available for sale)


For more information about the event, contact:
Renee Baker
Special Events Coordinator