New Kentucky Derby Festival event debuts in Indiana

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Mario Guitierrez rides Nyquist to victory during the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A new Kentucky Derby Festival event debuts this week in southern Indiana.

Organizers said in a press release that the Horseshoe Foundation FamFest will offer fun events for the entire family on Wednesday evening in downtown New Albany. Some highlights include inflatables, a hot air balloon, a miniature bed racing course and a Belle of Louisville Steamboat replica.

Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO Mike Berry said in a statement that the event is designed to start getting people into the spirit of the season.

The festival is a community celebration leading up to the running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in May.

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