SATURDAY, MAY 12TH, 2017 4PM-8PM
We’ve all heard about the three-year-old thoroughbreds galloping at the Kentucky Derby. But, how about chickens dashing at the Monon Derby??? Well, the wait is over!!! Join us at Agrarian on Saturday, May 12th for the first annual Monon Derby!!!
The Monon Derby will take place at Agrarian in the west parking lot. We will have 4 dedicated lanes, each divided by fencing and one bird will be in each lane. The lanes will be 2′ wide x 40′ long x 3′ tall.
We will have heats of races and will accommodate as many participants that enter. There will be 4 birds in each heat with the winning bird of each heat moving on to the next round to eventually determine a winner by way of elimination.
Any bird can race, no matter the age, gender, size or disposition. You will have to provide your own bird. That is not to say that you have to own the bird… just to bring the bird. So, for those of you that do not own birds but still want to attend and participate… go find a bird.
There will be an entry fee of $10/bird for those wanting to compete in the Monon Derby. Tickets can be purchased at the link below. There is no charge for fans, spectators or passers by.
The winning bird and owner will receive a gift card to Agrarian.
Although you will not be riding your bird to the finish line, you will be enticing your bird to the finish line. An employee of Agrarian will set your bird free at the start line and you, the jockey, will be at the finish line shaking a bag of treats (whatever you choose is acceptable but we prefer dried mealworms or grubs).
We’ve all seen the fancy getups at the Kentucky Derby and it’s impressive. We want you to be just as impressive but with a more… farm-like feel. So get your best overalls, straw hats, cowboy boots and plaid shirts over to the dry cleaner and compete in the “Best Dressed” contest!!!
We will have a band, food and drinks for all who attend.