What can you bring into the Kentucky Derby?
We are less than two weeks away from the 2021 Kentucky Derby, and it looks like Churchill Downs will host spectators after a year's hiatus.
20,000-30,000 people are expected to be allowed in, which makes up about 40-50% capacity.
So if you're attending, what are you allowed to bring in, and what must stay home?
Here's your guide.
First, what you CAN'T bring into the Derby
Here's a list of items that people cannot bring into the Derby, per the official website.
Backpacks, duffel bags and luggage
Bags larger than 12" x 6" x 12"
Balloons and inflatables
Banners and/or signs, unless pre-approved
Cameras with detachable lenses, or equipped with a lens that is 6” or larger
Canopies and tents
Cans (any size or type), glass bottles or containers
Chairs (Please see below exceptions for Infield Gate Only)
Drones and remote controlled aircraft
Fireworks, noise makers, air horns, laser lights/pointers, mace or pepper spray
Food & Beverage*
Hoverboards, skateboards and scooters
Personal music players without head-phones, portable speakers/sound systems
Pets, except for trained service animals
Poles or sticks of any size
Projectile Items, balls, and Frisbees
Seat Cushions that are larger than 15" X 15" that contain metal arms and/or backs, zippers, pockets or flaps
Umbrellas of any size
Weapons (including guns, knives, and cigar cutters)
Any items deemed dangerous and/or inappropriate
Here's what you CAN bring into the Derby
Bags smaller than 12" x 6" x 12"
Diaper bags and strollers, if you have a child with you
One large, clear bag (size requirements indicated above)
Boxed lunches or food items in clear plastic bags