3 local Kentucky Derby parties that are the next best thing to Chruchill Downs

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Tomorrow is the Kentucky Derby horse race, a reason to dress up, wear fancy hats and sip on Mint Juleps. Here are three local parties that will make you feel like you are in the action at Churchill Downs: *1. Jackson Hole Babe Force 1st Annual **Kentucky Derby Spring Fling:* The event, held on May 7 at Hatch Taqueria and Tequilas, will be the organization's first dedicated fundraiser for the Jackson Hole Babe Force Scholarship Fund. Last year, the Babe Force established the JHBF Scholarship Fund to send two local women to the American Avalanche Institute Level 1 Avalanche Course. The event will be on Saturday, May 7 at Hatch Taqueria and Tequilas. It will include margaritas, dancing, a silent auction and raffle prizes. Tickets are $20, which are available from JHBF members or online here: *2. Kentucky Derby Party and Fundraiser at the Q:* Roadhouse & Brewing Co. is hosting a Kentucky Derby Party and Fundraiser this Saturday. Several members of the Fine Dining team were affected by a recent fire at their apartment (the one last Friday) so Fine Dining will be holding a raffle to raise money for them. There will be some amazing raffle prizes up for grabs. Plus, they will be offering buy one entree, get the second for $2 to benefit Friends of the Teton River. The event starts at 3 p.m. *3. Kentucky Derby at The Rose:* On Saturday, The Rose will open early at 4 p.m. to serve up some Mint Juleps for the Kentucky Derby. The first julep is on the house for proper Derby attire and there will be prizes for the winning pick. What did we miss? Let us know and we will add it to the list! #buckrail #news #whatshappening