2024 Down and Derby Wine Festival

2024 Down & Derby Wine Festival
Featuring Secret Service Band
May 4, 2024

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

One Weekend, Same Location, Two Events – Click for information about Spring on Tap Beer Festival on May 5th at Cooper River Park.

And they’re off…

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

Saturday May 4th, 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 Fourth 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.

VIP Admission: $95
Includes special VIP tent with food and a special gift. Includes everything above.

Check out the VIP Tent Food Menu, just announced!

  • Southern Style Hush Puppies  (Vegetarian)
  • Trio of Shrimp-Potato Wrapped + Coconut +Wrapped with Bacon
  • Chicken Tinga Soft Tacos
  • Tuna Poke in an Edible Cone
  • Beef Combo of Cheesesteak Dumplings & braised Short Ribs on a Potato Pancake
  • Carolina Pulled Pork Sliders with Crunchy Slaw
  • Kentucky “Hot Brown” Sliders with Smoked Turkey, Candied Bacon & Brie
  • Nashville Hot Chicken Skewer
  • Baked Macaroni & Cheese
  • Assorted Mini Desserts

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 3rd.  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!



Confirmed Listings of our award winning wineries.

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

Best Food Trucks Around

Bake’n Bacon

Traveling Tomato Pizza Truck


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

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.