Horsing Around, Kentucky Style

Adam returns to Louisville, KY, for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, and he gets the chance to experience it like never before. The fans have turned this historic 2-minute race into a weeklong, citywide celebration complete with raucous parties, tasty and inventive foods and, of course, the most outrageous hats.

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Adam at the Kentucky Derby
Adam at the Kentucky Derby

Adam at the Kentucky Derby

While at the Kentucky Derby, Adam hops on the bar to dance with a bunch of revelers at Down the Stretch Lounge. 960 1280

  

Down the Stretch Lounge’s smoker

Down the Stretch Lounge’s smoker

Needing a snack, Adam heads over to the Down the Stretch Lounge’s smoker, where the pit master, Reed, has prepared 600 pounds of meat with a special, julep-inspired glaze. 960 1280

  

Adam at the Kentucky Derby

Adam at the Kentucky Derby

Derby fans have turned this historic 2-minute race into a weeklong, citywide celebration complete with tasty food. 960 1280

  

Adam at the Kentucky Derby

Adam at the Kentucky Derby

While on official “hat watch,” Adam meets a group of fans who combine tradition and debauchery with their hat décor of red cups filled with paper roses. 960 1280

  

Red velvet funnel cake

Red velvet funnel cake

It doesn’t get much more decadent than red velvet funnel cake sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with cream cheese icing. 960 1280

  

Adam at the Kentucky Derby

Adam at the Kentucky Derby

Adam poses with the boys of Down The Stretch Lounge, a full-size, custom-built bar in the Churchill Downs parking lot. 960 1280

  

Hillbilly Outfield

Hillbilly Outfield

Adam dishes out some slow-roasted vegetables at the Hillbilly Outfield, a massive Derby party held in the backyard of a superfan named Jim. 960 1280

  

Outfield's Hillbilly Jail

Outfield's Hillbilly Jail

Adam makes a quick stop at the Outfield's Hillbilly Jail before joining the owner at the bar, where he indulges in some adult-themed cocktails with names like Hillbilly Punch and Buck Tooth Blonde. 960 1280

  

Adam poses with the 3 Yascone sisters

Adam poses with the 3 Yascone sisters

Adam poses with the 3 Yascone sisters and their mother, all decked out in their Derby finest. 960 1280

  

Inside Churchill Downs

Inside Churchill Downs

Fans inside Churchill Downs keep it classy with finger sandwiches. 960 1280

  

Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby

Lovely ladies dressed in their finest Derby attire bring in trays of food and mint juleps to share with the assembled fans. 960 1280

  

Adam at the Kentucky Derby

Adam at the Kentucky Derby

Adam offers a few Derby devotees mint juleps for the toast he is about to make. 960 1280

  

Adam at the Kentucky Derby

Adam at the Kentucky Derby

Adam gives a toast to true Derby “fandemonium”! 960 1280

  

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