For 2017: “Derbiest Hat” Award

collage-hatsWho’s got the “Derbiest” hat of all…? Get ready to bring your best hat game to the Derby in 2017.

Using the Squirrel Box Derby’s Facebook page anyone and everyone will cast vote for the “Derbiest” of Derby hats being worn at the White Squirrel Festival. Just goes to show, you don’t have to drive a car to win prizes at the Derby.

NOTE: The pictures here are NOT from our Derby or the contest. You have to come to our Transylvania County Schools tent during the 2017 Derby and get your contest picture taken to enter… Stop on by and join the fun!

At all the famous races, from the Ascot Derby in Great Britain to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the race is almost an afterthought! Tradition calls for big, bold, and downright eye-popping hats filled with vibrant colors and plumage of exotic birds.

Can you top the rest of the field? Come see us when the Squirrel Box Derby returns on Memorial Day Weekend to the top of Jailhouse Hill, and get your contest photo taken. We’ll post your picture on Facebook, then let the voters decide!