original makers club

kentucky derby weekend event sponsorship

Original Makers Club produces the premier events each year to celebrate the greatest two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby.  With the distinct privilege of partnering with the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, Woodford Reserve.  Together we produce the Woodford Reserve Oaks Garden Party & Brunch,  the Woodford Reserve Derby Brunch at the Speed Art Museum and Derby after Dusk at 21c Museum Hotel.  This year for the first time in 6 years we are opening up opportunities for your brand to take advantage of these events! 

here are videos showcasing a sample of derby events by original makers club


our derby weekend events line up this year


May 5 / morning

Woodford Reserve Oaks Garden Party & Brunch

Kentucky Derby weekend is far and the way the most coveted time to be a Kentuckian.  Join us for our 4th annual Woodford Reserve Oaks Garden Party and Brunch and allow us to kick off your weekend in style.  From mint juleps to mimosas you can have it all as we celebrate with Woodford Reserve the official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby.  Guest will enjoy a seated family style brunch at one of Louisville's most acclaimed and culinary forward restaurants Rye on Market,  by executive chef Zach Chancey.  Arrive and Depart to a cocktail jazz hour as we all prepare to celebrate the most exciting two minutes in sports.

$150 per ticket
100 guest


May 6 / morning

Original Makers Club's Derby Day Brunch, with Woodford Reserve, Wiltshire at The Speed and the Speed Art Museum

The premier Derby morning event to begin the celebration of the 143rd Run for the Roses. Join Original Makers Club Derby morning at the Speed Art Museum where you will be welcomed with a Kentucky Bourbon Bar hosted by Woodford Reserve the official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. After cocktails you will be treated to a truly one-of-a-kind Southern family style brunch by executive chef Coby Ming of Wiltshire at the Speed. Special live musical guest will play through-out the event!

$125 per ticket
100 guest


May 6 /  evening

Continuing 21c Museum Hotel's decadent Derby Night history, we present 'Derby After Dusk'. A celebration of the arts and our emerging Louisville culture through music and special entertainment. Heavy hors d'ourves from acclaimed chef Mike Wajda via Proof and classic cocktails via open bar. End your Kentucky Derby stay with one of the most exclusive parties on offer after the 143rd Run for the Roses!

$250 ticket
400 guest


our offer to you
(sponsor three events for one TINY price)

1. logo representation at event as a sponsor

11.  Original Makes Club will use the power of our 20k social media followers to promote your brand.  You will be guaranteed at least 1 pre-event post, 1 post during each event, and 1 post-event post.

111.  Ability to work with our event design and management team to activate your product at our events 

1v.  Professional photography and cinematography from each event showcasing the entire event and your product with rights for you to use on website, social media and in-print.

v.  One free ticket to any one event and a 50% off code for additional tickets (this gives you back half the cost of sponsorship!)

step I.  pay for sponsorship (please & thank you)

step II.  Lets get social

We look forward to tagging you on social media pre & post event.

Please email us the following to mail@originalmakersclub.com

I.  Your instagram handle

II. Your facebook landing page

III. Any preferred tag lines or wording for post

IV. Any photo assets you have showcasing your product


Please mail us the amount of product you wish to donate for our three Kentucky Derby weekend events activations to 1247 Beechwood Avenue, New Albany IN 47150

(If you are local and prefer us to pick the product up... just email us an address and time)

Step IV.  Lets talk about these events

1st.  Original Makers Club's Woodford Reserve Oaks Garden Party & Brunch

partners / Rye on Market, Forage, Woodford Reserve, BMW

guest - 100


2nd. Original Makers Club Derby Day Brunch

partners / Speed Art Museum, Wiltshire and Executive Chef Coby Ming, Woodford Reserve, BMW

guest - 100


3rd. Derby after Dusk Derby night party at 21c
partners / King Sixteen, Porsche, 21c Museum Hotel, Woodford Reserve, 

guest - 300

Step V.  Want to see your product in action?

Remember you get one free ticket to any of the below events and your 50% OFF code for additional tickets is OMC50SPONSOR