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Ist Annual Derby Day Chicken Derby

2nd Annual Derby Day Chicken Derby

Come one, Come all, to the Second Annual Kelleys Island Wine Co. Chicken Derby!

Come one, Come all, to the SECOND annual Kelleys Island Wine Co. Drumstick Downs! If you have ever visited the Kelley’s Island Wine Co. you have probably seen the rotating group of chickens that wonder the fenced in area by the cantina. Well, this year we have decided to make them earn their keep!

At 4:37PM on May 4th, 2024, we plan to race the Wine Co. Chickens along a pea gravel track, located underneath the KIWC tent. The chickens will be released at the same time and go around the track a TBD number of times and cross a finish line. The winner will be established by a panel of established chicken judges.

This event is all in good fun and may not go exactly as planned. In the event of a “SCRATCH” (no pun intended) we will all have a good laugh. Come early to view the race chickens and pick which chicken you choose to cheer on!

All normal Derby Day festivities will continue and may extend to the chicken race. Join us in your best hat, for mint juleps and Derby Day Specials! This event is weather dependent, in the event of bad weather this event will not take place. follow our Facebook for updates in the event of weather.


May 04 2024


4:35 pm - 5:00 pm


The Kelley's Island Wine Co., 418 Woodford Rd, Kelleys Island, OH, 43438, United States
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