Again in 2018: Compete for the “Derbiest Hat” Award

Can you get “down and derby” with the best of them? Got your headgear game on lock?!

Show everyone you’ve got the “Derbiest” hat of all, and join the quest for glory again in 2018.

Using the Squirrel Box Derby’s Facebook page and other social media outlets, anyone and everyone in the world will be eligible to vote for the “Derbiest” of Derby hats worn at the 2018 White Squirrel Festival. Just goes to show, you don’t have to drive a car to win prizes at the Derby.

You have to come to one of the Brevard High School Band Association tents during the 2018 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!



Our winner for 2017: Abby was the runaway favorite!