September 24 10:00 AM

9/24 Fall Derby at the Vineyard

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Price: FREE Duration: 8 hrs Group Size: 1 - 10 Guests

Join us for our 3rd Annual Fall Derby at the Vineyard!! Please see events details below.

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***Tickets for Saturday, September 24th are SOLD OUT.***

2022 Fall Derby at the Vineyard Presented by Paradox Country Farm  on September 24th & 25th. 

Experience a hunter derby horse show like no other! What is a Hunter Derby? A two-round horse jumping competition. Both rounds typically include natural fences reminiscent of the hunt field, such as stone walls, logs, brush jumps, white board fences, post-and-rail jumps, gates or coops.

All ticket holders receive and have access to:


Please note this is a TICKETED event. All spectators will be REQUIRED to purchase General Admission tickets or Premier Seating tickets. The derby will be visible from ALL areas of our lawn. Spectators are not permitted to enter the vineyard area where the actual event is taking place (with the exception of family and friends of riders, whom may watch from a designated area inside the vineyard).




General Admission Tickets - $15.00 per person (12.00 for Wine Club Members). Access to the General Admission seating area. Tables in this area are first come, first serve. We strongly recommend bringing your own chairs or blankets. **Tents, standing umbrellas, and tables are not permitted.** Please inquire with questions about what is permitted. Children 5 years of age or younger do not require tickets.



Premier Seating Tables - $165.00 per table: *Tickets go on sale June 1st. Premier seating tables are in a separate area than the General Admission section. These tables are specifically reserved and have the prime view of the event. With this table purchase, you will receive entry and seating of up to four guests (per table), premier parking, a complimentary bottle of Rosé wine upon arrival, table side service (no waiting in line!), and access to the prime view of the Derby for the entirety of the event while also seated under our shade sails. There is a three table limit per party. For example, if you have 5-8 guests, two tables must be purchased. If you have 9-10 guests, three tables must be purchased. **General Admission ticket holders are not permitted in the Premier Seating section.** Additional tables, chairs, umbrellas, tents and/or blankets are not permitted in this area. Please inquire with questions about what is permitted. 

This seating section is proudly sponsored by Nancy Ellis - State Farm Insurance.


More Event Details:

  • The event is from 10:00am-6:00pm. Ticket holders have all day access and may arrive at any time throughout the day. Alcohol sales end at 5:30pm.
  • Dogs (with the exception of service dogs) are NOT allowed during this event.
  • Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle throughout the day. **Wine tastings will not be available during this event.** BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS will be available for $20.00 from 10:00am-12:00pm. We also sell local canned beer, hard cider and a selection of local cheeses, meats, crackers, etc.
  • Outside alcohol is not permitted on Penns Woods property. All coolers are subject to inspection.
  • We strongly encourage all guests to support our local food trucks that will be attending the event. 
  • There will be an award for Best Dressed group of the day! Though this is not a horse race (like the Kentucky Derby), we still encourage dressing in your best derby day attire.
  • There will also be an award for Best Photo! So snap all the pictures you can and tag us
  • We have a designated smoking area on site. Smoking is not permitted in general public areas.
  • Parking is very limited. We highly recommend carpooling and ubering if possible.
  • There will be a meet and greet area to pet and take pictures with friendly horses and derby participants. 
  • Penns Woods Winery reserves the right to alter policies for this event to adhere to CDC and state covid regulations or mandates. 
  • No tailgating is permitted during this event. 
  • There are no physical tickets for this event. Your order confirmation, which is sent via email, serves as your method of entry.


Due to the outdoor nature of this event featuring horses, for horse and rider safety; this is a weather dependent event and is subject to cancellation. In the event of cancellation, all ticket holders will be notified of any changes. The rain dates are October 1st & 2nd .

**Tickets are non refundable, but will automatically be transferred to the rain date (i.e. Saturday, September 24th tickets would transfer to Saturday, October 1st).**