2024 Kentucky Derby Hat Party

Sat. May 4, 2024 at 5:00pm EDT
All Ages
22 days away
Price: $235.00
All Ages
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22 days away
Price: $235.00
All Ages
Event Description

Kentucky Derby Hat Party 
Saturday May 4, 2024
Time:  5pm to 7:30pm
Location: Terrace of The Equestrian Hotel

Saturday, May 4, watch the 150th “Run for the Roses” at World Equestrian Center during the Kentucky Derby Hat Party on The Equestrian Hotel terrace from 5pm to 7:30pm.

Sport your best derby attire and root for your favorite as you watch the race unfold. The Hat Party features chef-attended action stations serving elegant race-day small plates, including garden-cuterie, bourbon maple-stung fried chicken and more. Enjoy included samples of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and mint juleps, or purchase derby-day cocktails, beer and wine from the cash bars.

Tickets include your choice of one derby hat (available on a first-come, first-served selection basis) OR a bottle of Woodford bourbon, as well as beverage samples, small plates of cuisine and sample mint julep

Pricing Information: 

  • Individual Person Cost:   $235 (additional taxes and gratuity apply)

Enhancements available:

  • Additional Derby Hat: $100

  • Additional Bottle of Woodford Bourbon: $80 

  • Premium Open Bar Option: $50 per person

Please Note: Event is 21+.   Beverages available on cash bar basis.

Menu for the Event 


  • Deviled Eggs, Smoked Paprika, Bacon Dust

  • Benedict Spread, Garden-cuterie, Benne Wafers

  • Mini Hot Browns, Peppermill Turley, Country Ham Biscuits, Mornay

  • Artisan Greens, Heirloom Beets, Shaved Root Vegetables, Bluegrass Soy Vinaigrette

  • Black Eyed Pea Salad, Vidalia Onion, Long Beans, Bourbon Sorghum Dressing 


  • Bourbon peach Burgoo, Braised Short Rib, New potatoes, Spring Onion

  • Bourbon Maple Stung Fried Chicken

  • Bourbon Yaki Quinoa, Stir Fried Vegetables, Crisp Tofu, Lotus Root 


  • Hoppin John’s Rice

  • Pimento Mac and Cheese

  • Derby Green Beans, Garlic Butter, Aleppo Pepper 


  • Chocolate & Bourbon Cheesecake

  • Kentucky Walnut Cake Pops

  • Buttermilk & Cranberry Pie

Pricing is not inclusive of gratuity. Taxes and online service fees may still apply.
* This is a reception style event.  Seating will be first come first serve.   
* Refunds will not be issued within 48 hours of the event, unless the event is canceled by World Equestrian Center – Ocala due to inclement weather.

If you have questions regarding this event, please reach out to:
Kim Kent, Special Events Manager
1390 NW 80th Ave Ocala, FL 34482
Office: 352-414-7855 | kimberly.kent@wec.net

Reserve Tickets
Individual Person Cost + More Details $235.00
Select Add-ons
Premium Open Bar Option + More Details $50.00
Bottle of Woodford Bourbon + More Details $80.00
Additional Derby Hat + More Details $100.00
Venue Details
Map of Venue Location.
World Equestrian Center 1390 Northwest 80th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34482
About the Organizer
World Equestrian Center (Ocala, FL) https://worldequestriancenter.com/

Mailing Address

World Equestrian Center, 1750 NW 80th Ave, OCALA, FL, 34482, US