I am sorry to say that we have canceled the derby for Sunday, due to the forecast for rain. If there is any rain or water on the road, the derby cars will skid around. We get one opportunity to close Harford Road and resources are limited, so there is no 'make up' date for this event. We have chosen to make this decision today, a weekday, for several reasons, other than our primary concern for safety. We need to cancel insurance, city services, road closures, and etc. We hope you will join us next year for this annual tradition. In the meantime, please thank our sponsors and support your local businesses!
Oct 25, 2019
Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 9:00-1:00
Cheer on the racers from area elementary/middle schools and businesses as they zoom downhill on Harford Road. Enjoy a variety of crafts and family-friendly activities provided by local organizations and businesses.
Derby cars line up, vendors, and craft activities begin at 9:00am.
Lisa and Mikel of MILKSHAKE (the childrens rock band) will kick off the event with a performance at 9:15.
Come in costume and cheer gear for the Halloween Parade and Pep Rally at 9:30. Participants must join the "Half-Time" Parade around 11:00 if you want to enter the costume contest (prizes from Children's Bookstore).
Official derby racing begins at 10:00.
Additional childrens activities include arts & crafts, and mini electric cars to ride around.
Costume contest winners and Derby awards will be announced between 12-1:00.
If it is raining, the Derby will be cancelled. Oil and water on the roads create slippery conditions.