Have an ‘Egg-cellant’ Kentucky Derby Day

April 18, 2024

The Mint Cumberland joins W. D. Bryant for Derby Day EGG Fest
• Grill-off competition raises money for KY Children’s Hospital

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Kentucky Downs Press Release

HENDERSON, Ky.— The Mint Gaming Hall Cumberland in Williamsburg is partnering with W.D. Bryant hardware company to stage a Kentucky Derby Day eggstravaganza on May 4.

In addition to being southeastern Kentucky and eastern Tennessee’s biggest watch party for the 150th Kentucky Derby, The Mint Cumberland will be the site of the Derby Day EGG Fest. The grill-off competition will utilize Big Green Egg outdoor cooking systems provided by W. D. Bryant, the 96-year-old, fourth-generation full-line hardware and building material dealer with stores in Williamsburg and Corbin.

The Mint Williamsburg’s outdoors activities also will include a corn-hole tournament and live entertainment, with its family-friendly Backyard Grill selling BBQ pulled-pork sandwiches and hotdogs. Drink specials will include $4 The Mint Lily and Blackberry Peach Mint Julep.

Mutuel clerks will be stationed on the patio for adult guests to place bets on the racing at Churchill Downs. The outdoors festivities and the Backyard are open to all ages, while the gaming floor is restricted to those at least 21 years old.

The cook-off winner will take home a Big Green Egg, the highest-end ceramic outdoor cookers. There is no entry charge to be a cook and show off grilling skills, but advance registration is required. Cooks can either use sponsored food or provide their own, which will be tax deductible as a charitable donation. More information at this link.

The Egg Fest will run from 8 a.m. ET to 5:30 p.m. While some cooks may opt to prepare breakfast foods, serving will begin in earnest at 11 a.m. and run until around 4:30 pm. Awards will be given out from 5-5:30 p.m. — plenty of time before the Kentucky Derby, whose scheduled post time is 6:45 p.m. ET.

While the event is free, wristbands purchased for $25 will allow wearers to sample the grilled food and vote for their favorite cooks and dishes. Proceeds benefit the Kentucky Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals member at the University of Kentucky.

“The Derby Day Egg Fest at The Mint Cumberland is going to be awesome, combining the national holiday that is the Kentucky Derby with outdoor entertainment suited for all ages,” said Shannon Taylor, Marketing Manager for The Mint Cumberland and The Mint Cumberland Run. “I’m getting hungry just thinking about all the grillers who literally can show their chops. Through the wristbands, purchasers will not only eat very, very well but benefit a great cause in the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Making the event possible is W.D. Bryant — an amazing locally-owned partner and truly a good egg!”

The wrist band is $20 with pre-registration. Children under 12 can get a wrist band that allows them to sample the food for $10, available on event day. Grilling enthusiasts can also register to purchase at a 20-percent discount one of the large or extra-large demo Big Green Eggs used at the event. The demo Egg packages include two full admissions to the event. More information here.

There also will be a drawing to win a Big Green Egg as well as $1,000 in free play for Mint Rewards Club members, who must be present to win.

The Mint Gaming Hall Cumberland is located at 244 Penny Lane, just off Interstate 75’s exit 11, Williamsburg, Ky., 40769.

Bet the Kentucky Derby and more at all four Mint Gaming properties

All four Mint Gaming Hall properties across southern Kentucky will provide a convenient, cost-effective way to participate in the 150th Kentucky Derby, offering free admission and parking and with ready access to betting windows and concessions. The other sites are:

The Mint Gaming Hall at Kentucky Downs, 5629 Nashville Road, Franklin, Ky., 42134.

The Mint Gaming Hall Bowling Green, 2475 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, Ky., 42104.

The Mint Gaming Hall Cumberland Run, Williamsburg’s sister property in Corbin, 777 Winners Lane, Corbin, Ky., 40701.

Gaming floors are restricted to those at least 21 years old. Go to TheMintGaming.com for more information about Derby Day at the individual sites.

“Whether you stay the entire afternoon or just make your Derby bets and go to a party or watch at home, The Mint venues offer a fun, fast, no-fuss way to experience the world’s greatest horse race,” said John Wholihan, The Mint Gaming properties’ Director of Marketing. “Admission is always free; Derby hats optional.”

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