25th Annual Hat Contest

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Where: Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs NY, 12866

Every year, the Sunday after Opening Day in Saratoga brings a tradition like no other: the Saratoga Hat Contest!

One of the highlights of opening weekend and tying in with the annual Hats Off to Saratoga Festival, this popular contest invites track goers to compete for prizes in specific categories with the most creative, shocking, over-the-top hats you have ever seen!

Don't miss the 2016 Hat Contest at Saratoga Race Course, presented by Hat Sational by DEI. Don your favorite hat and come to watch, or create your own impressive piece of headwear and aim for the "crowning" achievement of opening weekend! 

The competition takes place in three rounds after the second, third and fourth races of the afternoon. Registration begins at noon under the grandstand.

This year's categories:

  • Kreative Kids - reserved for those 18 and under
  • Fashionably Saratoga - elegant and stylish hats
  • Uniquely Saratoga - unique and original creations

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