The Tradition Continues Kentucky Derby Hats

One of the longest running traditions in the Kentucky Derby history is the fun topic of women’s Kentucky Derby hats. You may wonder, what is the thing with these hats and do they mean something? Today, they are just as a fact of tradition, and if you ever get to witness Kentucky Derby live, you will see that almost any woman walking through the entrance will have her own special Derby hat just for that event. And to some, that just may be an excuse to get to shopping to buy a new hat, but that is another topic of debate. What kind of hats can you get or precisely, what kind of hats you can wear to Kentucky Derby or more precisely, you are allowed to wear?

Kentucky Derby Hats 2017

There are some women that get to design their own hat, and now it is becoming a trend and if you wonder why – it’s the uniqueness. If you design or make your own hat as a DIY project, you will get a unique hat that will no one else have in the auditorium. And that is just the thing that money can’t buy, that is one of the things that local people at the Derby appreciate the most. If you just take your time, sit down and think what kind of hat can I design? You do your design and then compare it to some older hats (take an example how much the fashion has changed from the 1970s till today), and then you have a variety of different hats on heads of women that are there to watch one of the largest Kentucky events. Taking a picture which is pretty easy today will tell you just how much the history repeats itself but in another, unique way.

You probably didn’t get this idea in your head, but imagine creating a hat with all of the horses in the race for that day. That is a piece of memorabilia that will remain forever, as long as you are alive you will remember that hat for one amazing event you were on. Or, take this idea – take your row and draw horses on your hats in the order that they appear in, but them on the head. What horse wins, that person gets a free beer or a drink of his/her choice which will remain in the memory that is for sure.

Tips for Attending Kentucky Derby

In today’s post we will be providing tips for attending the Kentucky Derby to help make your visit a great one. The Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky will be all decked out in its usual pump and splendour for The Kentucky Derby on May 6, 2017 and you will want to be there to experience horse racing at its finest. Here’s is a checklist of some things to bear in mind that will help you to be better organized so that you can enjoy your trip.

1-Tickets-Make sure you have them
Tickets can be had at a price that ranges from as low as $40 depending on when you purchase it to thousands of dollars for box seats. Be reminded that General Admission tickets do not come with seats but provide visual coverage of the races on through the many strategically placed TV screens.

2-Transportation
You can avail yourself of one of the many travel packages endorsed by the Kentucky Derby and offered by their hospitality partners. If you arrive by your own means of transportation you may face the challenge of parking. Ask around or visit some of the homes in the vicinity of the race tracks to arrange parking for a reasonable fee.

Kentucky Derby 2017 Tips

3-Accommodation
Make your lodging arrangements well in advance of your trip to avoid being stranded when all the hotels are fully booked. When travelling with a group or family, it may be feasible to arrange home rental in Louisville for the length of your stay.

4-Food
You can choose to take your own food to the Kentucky Derby and the many restaurants in Louisville are only too happy to prepare for you special Kentucky Derby boxed lunches featuring local cuisine. You could also purchase meals from vendors at the Churchill Downs and enjoy the wide selection available on the grounds

5-Footwear
It is vital that you dress in comfortable footwear suitable for walking, because the Kentucky Derby is not the kind of event where you can expect to be seated all day. You will be walking to and from the parking lots, the paddocks, the food area, and so on. A suggestion, bring a pair of flip flops or easy to wear flat shoes that you can slip on when you need to.

6-Funds
For sure, you will be spending money when you attend the Kentucky Derby 2017 since it you will be putting your money down on a horse that you feel will be a winner. You will also be spending money on the signature mint julep and any number of items that become necessary as your trip progresses, so be careful to work out a possible budget and then double it.