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2017 Kentucky Derby Day Bash & Fancy Hat Contest | Golden Gate Fields

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Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Cost: $6*
*$6 general admission to Golden Gate Fields. No additional fee to enter the hat contest.

Golden Gate Fields | 1100 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley CA


Dress up in bowties, seersucker suits, fedoras, big hats, and sundresses and head out to Golden Gate Fields on Kentucky Derby Day from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Please note, listed below are details from last year. Typically, Derby Festivities include a hat contest, cigar bar, and plenty of Mint Juleps.

Enjoy a day at the races, play the ponies, sip mint juleps (for purchase), and bring a hat for the annual Run for the Roses Hat Contest.

They are giving away cash to the top three hats in each category: First Place – $100; Second Place – $50; & Third Place – $25.

Compete in three hat categories:

  1. Funniest and Most Outrageous
  2. Best Racing Theme
  3. Most Glamorous

How to Enter the Hat Contest: Signup for free on the day of the event at the races. Deadline to enter: 1:30 pm on May 7, 2016.

Free Shuttle to the races: Take BART to the North Berkeley station and their free shuttle will take you to and from the races.

General admission is just $6 and kids admission is free. Club House admission is $8 and Turf Club admission is $15.


Event Details


Cost: $6*
*$6 general admission to Golden Gate Fields. No additional fee to enter the hat contest.
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, East Bay, Fairs & Festivals, Fun & Games, Kentucky Derby, Kids & Families
Address: 1100 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley CA

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