Get Down and Derby with Acorn Equality Fund

A Fundraiser to Support Scholarships & Grants for LGBTQ Students & Allies

Break out your hats and bow ties for a fabulous afternoon of horse races and drag performances!

Help us raise funds and celebrate the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4.

Walk the Red Carpet & place your bets to support scholarships for LGBTQ+ students and allies.

General admission tickets are $50.

For reserved seating, consider becoming a sponsor.

Sponsorships include tickets and table for eight starting at $500.
A limited number of sponsorships are available.

Tickets Include

Event entry
Heavy hors d'oeuvres
Access to exclusive raffle & silent auction items
Drag performances by Central Illinois' most fabulous stars
Derby day races in real-time

Enter our best hat or bow tie competitions.

Cash bar. Must be 21 years of age.

Come early to get your bets ready and sip a few mint juleps before the activities begin at 3:00 p.m.

Be sure to come dressed to impress. This is an event you don't want to miss!

Gates & Post Times 
(all times are tentative)

2:30 p.m.

Gates open!

3:00 p.m.

Walk the red carpet with fellow local celebrities and start your bids!

3:30, 4:30, 5:10 & 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy drag performances by some of the Midwest's Most Fabulous Stars!

4 p.m.

Help us raise funds during the Hat & Bow Tie Contest

5:30 p.m.

Participate in a little bit of tradition surrounding the Kentucky Derby Race

5:50 p.m.

Cheer on your horse in the Kentucky Derby!