2023 Down and Derby Wine Festival

2023 Down & Derby Wine Festival
Featuring Secret Service Band
May 6, 2023

Veterans Island on Cooper River Park
2 PM – 7 PM


South Jersey’s Best Wineries  | Live Music and Performers | Food Trucks | Games and Fun

#downandderbywinefestival #camdencountynj #visitsouthjersey

And they’re off…

Pinot Noir is in the lead, Syrah and Chardonnay making a run to pass on the turn…

Saturday May 6th, on Veterans Island at Cooper River Park, sample delicious wines from South Jersey’s leading wine producers while immersing yourself in Derby themed fashion and festivities at The Third Annual Down And Derby Wine Festival presented by the Camden County Board of Commissioners and Visit South Jersey.

Enjoy a great day with music, food, games and of course, some of the best wines from our South Jersey Wineries.

You’ll have a blast discovering your next favorite wine while dressed in your best Derby attire.

This year there will be a larger festival site with extra space to enjoy the wine tasting! More food options to try and plenty of games for entertainment!

More surprises to be announced!

Ticket Information:

General Admission: $35
Includes tastings of 20 wines and the opportunity to purchase bottles for the day and to take home.  Access for live music and entertainment, food truck and other exciting activities.

SOLD OUT!  VIP Admission: $75
Includes special VIP tent with food and a special gift. Includes everything above.

Designated Drive: $15

Ticket Packages and Specials:

🏇 Got a group of friends going to this event? NOW you can purchase 10 tickets for the price of 8!! That’s two free admission tickets when you buy as a group!
👒 Don’t quite have 10 committed?? No problem! Buy 6 tix for the price of 5. Problem solved!


Hope you are excited for the Down & Derby Wine Festival!!! Weather is looking great.  Just some fast facts to get you ready.

1. Make sure you bring your ID or Driver License if you are not a designated driver. Everyone will be checked!!!

2. Most vendors will have a credit card option for payment, but bring cash just in case.

3. If you would like to purchase wine to take home, we can assist.  You can purchase at your favorite wine tent, and bring it to the gate for you.

4. Online ticket sales will end at 11 PM on May 5th.  General Admission tickets will be available at the gate.

5. Parking – See the map below for parking close to the festival gate.

6. Consider arriving and getting home via Uber / Lyft.  Dedicated drop-off / pick-up area close to festival entrance. 


Down & Derby Wine Festival
Down & Derby Wine Festival


Secret Service Band:

About Dom & Craig

Secret Service Band was formed in 1983 and has been thrilling audiences for over 3 decades. Band members Dom Albanese and Craig Phillips have been bringing on the fun all summer at the Jersey Shore (Atlantic City, Wildwood, Avalon, and over 30 years at The Ocean Drive in Sea Isle City). They spend winters in Philadelphia and surrounding areas bringing down the house with ultra-fun shows that surpass all others. They have performed in Las Vegas, Disney World, Cancun and the Bahamas!

The music is so diverse it is hard to believe it can all be performed by one band! Anything from Classic Rock to Hip Hop to Sinatra to Techno to Sing Alongs and Pop from all decades can be heard at every show. They are always ahead of other acts with fresh ideas that set them apart. Others copy, but they are the true originals with innovative, new ways to have FUN!


Aunt Mary Pat:

I‘m just a small town gurl living’ in a big city world! Now pass the Fireball and let’s stir the gravy.

Aunt Mary Pat first came onto the scene in early 2018 through a viral video after the Historic Eagles Super Bowl win! Since then, she has performed  more than 100 unique shows for thousands of people.  In early 2019, after a successful kickstarted campaign she released her debut comedy album “Talk of the Township.” It hit #5 on the iTunes comedy charts.  The album featured three #1 iTunes comedy singles.

Aunt Mary Pat has been recognized as Delaware’s Readers’ Choice best entertainer 2019 and Best of Delco’s 2019 for best comedian. Her catch phrases have become synonymous with the Philadelphia region. She recently released a successful Christmas album called “Mary Friggin Christmas.” She will embarking on her first national tour in 2020 called “The Fish Outta Woodier Tour:” Aunt Mary Pat enjoys raising funds for local LGBTQ+ fundraisers.



2 PM – 3 PM – Arsenal
3:10 PM – 3:30 PM – Aunt Mary Pat
3:30 PM -4:15 PM Secret Service 
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM –  Secret Service 
5:15 PM – Prize Awards
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Secret Service


Confirmed Listings of our award winning wineries.

Down & Derby Wine Festival
Down & Derby Wine Festival
Down & Derby Wine Festival
Down & Derby Wine Festival

South Jersey Favorite Food Trucks!

Check out some great menus below!

Decadent Delights

  • Hot brown sandwich-open face hot turkey with tomato, bacon and cheesy sauce
  • Pulled pork sliders with BBQ sauce and slaw
  • Meatball sliders
  • 6 cheese mac and cheese
  • Charcuterie platter-assorted meats and cheesed with fruit and mustard
  • Caprese skewers-fresh mozzarella with fresh basil, grape tomatoes and balsamic glaze
  • Fresh fruit skewers
  • Mini derby pies
  • Assorted homemade desserts

Crawdaddy’s Cajun Eatery

  • Our Famous Alligator Bites with swamp sauce
  • Beignets 
  • Crawfish Hand Pie
  • Bay Fries with Cheese
  • Loaded Seafood Gumbo
  • Award Winning Shrimp and Grits
  • Spicy Vegan Red Beans and Rice
  • Cajun Chicken and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya
  • Fried Shrimp Po Boy/fries
  • Fried Shrimp-n-fries 
  • Cajun Blackened ½ lb Burger/fries
  • Raisin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce 
  • Homemade sweet tea

Bake’n Bacon

  • Bacon sandwiches
  • Chicken Sandwiches
  • Smoked Brisket Sandwiches
  • Fries
  • Mac n’ Cheese

The Traveling Tomato

Great Menu Coming Soon!


Find your best derby outfits and hats!  Winners will be selected throughout the day for those coming to the festival wearing their best!

Have your outfit ready?  take a selfie and hashtag us!

#downandderbywinefestival #camdencountynj #visitsouthjersey

Food and Merchandise Vendors.  If you are interested in participating in the 2023 Down & Derby Wine Festival, click here.

Festival FAQ’s

Are tickets available at the door?

General Admission tickets are only available at the door day of the event. No VIP tickets will be sold.

Will I be able to get a refund?
Tickets are not refundable, sorry. If the event is canceled due to weather on both the event date and rain date, tickets will be refunded.

Can I bring my own chairs, tents and coolers?
You are more than welcome to bring your own chairs, although we will have plenty of seating all around. No tents will be allowed due to space limitations. No coolers or outside food allowed. There will be plenty of food options available!

Will I be able to get a refund?
Tickets are not refundable, sorry. If the event is canceled due to weather on both the event date and rain date, tickets will be refunded.

Can I purchase wine bottles?
Yes you can! you will be able to purchase single bottles to drink responsibility at the event. You can also take home your favorite cases of wine. Staff members will be available to assist you to your car.

Do the food trucks accept credit cards?
Most do, some do not. We strongly encourage you to bring extra cash so you’re not disappointed.

What if it rains?
Weather related decisions are not made until the morning of, announcements will be made via emails, social media postings and website updates.