LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The 27th annual Barnstable Brown Party kicked off a night full of celebrity-filled Derby-eve parties Friday evening. Early guests to arrive included Tara Lipinksi and Johnny Weir, who stopped to sign autographs with fans who had been waiting outside the party. 

Setup has been going on all week to get ready for the party, put on by Chris Barnstable-Brown's family.

He says work began two weeks ago behind the scenes, with decorations starting this week, but the plans have been place for a long time.

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