Saturday, April 20th.
The army of food vendors it takes to keep the crowd of nearly 800,00 happy is setting up along River Road in preparation of Saturday's Kentucky Derby Festival kick-off event.
Vendors we talked to said they still expect to see big crowds and long lines at their booths and most say that coffee and hot chocolate will be the big sellers of the day. Others are banking on their hot food selections to carry the day.
Along with the vendors on River Road, the Kentucky Derby Festival's Fest-a-Ville will be open at 7:30 though the fireworks show.
Photos: Will Clark, NewsRadio 84 WHAS