Ladies, procure your finest Derby hat and spring dresses. Gentlemen, get your seersucker suits pressed and your hats boxed. It is time to cheer on the ponies at the 9th Annual Royale Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday May 3rd. We have a hat contest for both the ladies and the gents. Proper Derby dress code will be enforced.

A full lineup of live music is on slate w/ Tommy Halloran Quartet & The River Kittens.

Mint Juleps and featured cocktails will be available at an additional satellite bar in order to keep the cheer flowing.

A limited number of advance $10 tickets(4 per person) will be available starting on 4/12 at the Royale.

The party starts at 2pm with the music starting at 2:30. Post time at 5:24 and the music will continue until 8:30.

The HAT + STYLE CONTEST is set to start after the winner of the Derby is announced; around 5:30 p.m.

CATEGORIES, PRIZES, AND AWESOME JUDGES (see below)

You must SIGN UP if you want to be in the contest. Look for the fancy sign-up sheets, once you arrive Saturday, either out on the patio or indoors in case of rain.

2013 HAT CONTEST CATEGORIES (one per person please):
Churchill Downs– best LADIES hat & ensemble
Triple Crown –best GENTS hat & ensemble
Derby Duo –best stylin’ COUPLES hats & ensemble
Colt and Filly –best GIRL’S and BOY’S ensemble
The Mint Julep–special recognition award for best dressed ROYALE STAFF person!

CONTEST PRIZES GENEROUSLY DONATED BY:
Retro 101 / Cherry Bomb Vintage
Levine Hat Company
The Vintage Haberdashery
Brooks Brothers
-and other great local STL shops!