The 2024 Arkansas Derby kicks off at Oaklawn this Saturday, March 30, which means it’s time for the annual Derby Hat Contest!

 

Participants can pick up their contestant number at the Hat Contest tent in the infield from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or until sessions are full.

 

There will be three sessions beginning at 1 p.m., then 2 p.m., and the last one beginning at 3 p.m. Each will have a maximum of 50 contestants. The top three contestants from each session will win prizes.

 

Prizes:

1st Place – Winner’s Sash & Trophy, Dinner for 2 at The Bugler, a $100 Oaklawn Gift Card and a $75 Mutuel Voucher

2nd Place – Winner’s Sash, a $75 Oaklawn Gift Card and a $75 Mutuel Voucher

3rd Place – Winner’s Sash, a $50 Oaklawn Gift Card and a $25 Mutuel Voucher

 

Each winner will be considered based on the hat’s creativity, originality and overall appearance.

 

To read the eligibility rules and get more information about the contest, click here.

 

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