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Breeders' Cup Festival Week Schedule of Events

By Evan Chronis September 04, 2018

The Breeders' Cup® isn't just celebrated on Friday and Saturday, it's a week-long event! The city of Louisville has put together the Breeders' Cup Festival Week to celebrate the Breeders' Cup World Championships® coming to Churchill Downs!

Here's the official schedule of events: 

Breeders' Cup Festival Week Schedule

Breeders' Cup tickets

Sunday, October 28

Equestricon Fashion at the Races Brunch

When: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Trick-or-Treat at the Track

When: 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Event

When: 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

EQCON Kickoff at Merle's Whiskey Kitchen

When: 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 

Monday, October 29

Breeders' Cup Festival Pop Up Gallery

When: All Day

Equestricon®: Horse Racing's Premier Fan Festival  

When: All Day

Breeders' Cup Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs

When: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Exclusive Breeders' Cup VIP Tour

When: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Rood & Riddle Breeders' Cup Post Draw

When: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, October 30

Breeders' Cup Festival Pop Up Gallery

When: All Day

Equestricon®: Horse Racing's Premier Fan Festival  

When: All Day

The Equestricon Breeders' Cup Festival Insider Pass

When: All Day

The 2018 Thoroughbred Owner Conference 

Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour 

When: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Team Justify Autograph Signing and Meet/Greet

When: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WFPK Presents "Off To The Races" with Jukebox The Ghost

When: 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, October 31

Breeders' Cup Festival Pop Up Gallery

When: All Day

The 2018 Thoroughbred Owner Conference 

Topgolf Crush at Cardinal Stadium Presented by PNC Bank

When: All Day

Mimosas & Millinery Fascinator Workshop

When: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Equestricon®: Horse Racing's Premier Fan Festival at the Track

When: 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Breeders' Cup Sports & Racing Excellence Award Presentation and a Grand Exhibit Reveal

When: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The 59th National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Awards Dinner

When: 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, November 1

Bourbon Country Tour with Mint Julep

When: All Day

The 2018 Thoroughbred Owner Conference

Horse Country Tour with Mint Julep Experiences

When: Recurring

Best of Kentucky Tour with Mint Julep Experiences

When: Recurring

Bourbon Rocks & Ruins Elevated Experiences from Mint Julep Experiences

When: Recurring

Dawn at the Downs

When: 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Grand Unveiling of New Expansion, Including D. Wayne Lukas & Bill Shoemaker Exhibits

When: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2018 RTCA White Horse Awards

When: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Friday, November 2

Republic Bank First Friday Hop

When: Recurring

Fourth Street Live! presents The Spazmatics!

When: Evening

6th Annual Dia de los Muertos on South Fourth Street

When: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Bash at the Museum

When: 6:00 p.m. to 10:0 p.m.

Breeders' Cup Festival Jazz Explosion

When: 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Fourth Street Live! presents Burning Las Vegas!

When: Evening

 

Secure Your Spot at the 2018 Breeders' Cup®

If you want to be a part of all the action during the week at the 2018 Breeders' Cup, then you're in luck. We still have Official Ticket Packages available from Breeders' Cup Experiences that get you up close and personal with the biggest thoroughbred horse race of the year! Make sure you're at Churchill Downs for the 2018 Breeders' Cup!

Take Me to the Breeders' Cup

For more individual event information and ticket options, check the link below.
https://breederscupfestival.com/events/

About the Bloggers

Kristen Doolan

Kristen Doolan was born and raised a Florida State Seminole. Making her way from Florida to North Carolina, Kristen achieved her B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is an avid traveler, college football addict, beach bum and loves spending time with her family and friends. 

Jazzy Morgan

Jazzy Morgan is originally from London, England and a die-hard Manchester United Fan. She grew up in Connecticut and made the move down south in 2011 where she attended Winthrop University and received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and a minor in Marketing. Jazzy enjoys traveling, working out, reading her monthly Vogue & Cosmo and keeping up with fashion trends.

Evan Chronis

Evan Chronis was born in Omaha, Nebraska but has made his home in south Charlotte for almost two decades. A Tar Heel born and bred, Evan received his B.A in Media and Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is an avid Boston sports fan thanks to his family’s New England roots, and a fanboy of Wes Anderson films.