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sponsored by Outer Banks Blue Realty

The Elizabethan Gardens - 1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC, United States

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"Our THIRD annual multi-group charity event for Dare Education Foundation and The Elizabethan Gardens"

3:00- 8:00 p.m.

Individual General Admission $125. Tables of 8 persons $1,000

Proceeds benefit The Elizabethan Gardens and Dare Education Foundation


The classic event of the genteel south comes to The Elizabethan Gardens. Dress in style and enjoy the revels and embellishments of the race at this fundraising extravaganza that benefits two Outer Bank non-profits: The Elizabethan Gardens and Dare Education Foundation. Sponsored by Outer Banks Blue Realty. Expect a traditional southern affair with mint juleps, live and silent auctions, sumptuous derby pie, a hat contests and an assortment of live music, games and entertainment as you enjoy the beautiful gardens and anticipate the big race to be broadcast live. 

The event will take place on the Great Lawn.

Derby Buffet Menu: TBD, will post as menu becomes available

Before the big race, attendees can also enjoy:

  • Silent auction
  • Fashionable hat auction with hats “fashionably” styled by local businesses
  • A Derby Hat Contest for party attendees (categories include Most Creative, Most Colorful and Best Overall)

A live auction and award ceremony to announce the winners of these contest will be held before the big race.

AND OF COURSE, THE’RE’S THE DERBY RACE, streamed live on multiple screens.

Place bet’s on the winning stallion with our derby “Horse Bucks.” Winners will receive a variety of prizes based on their luck in the race.


Would you like to help make this event possible and brand your business as a caring partner in our community? There are several options and sponsorship levels available from in kind donations to monetary donations. Click this link to find out more information: Derby-Sponsor-form-annual


Our SECOND annual Kentucky Derby Party – sponsored by Outer Banks Blue Realty –will raise funds for two great local organizations: the Dare Education Foundation and The Elizabethan Gardens.

3:00 p.m. - General Admission Guests Arrive

5:30 p.m. - Official Welcome, My Old Kentucky, Bugle Player, Chair Welcome, Committee Recognition

5:30 p.m. - Live Auction Begins

6:00 p.m. - 1st Set of Silent Auction Tables Close, Close out Horse Bucks- Horse Racing

6:15 p.m. - 2nd Set of Silent Auction Tables Close

6:30 p.m. - 3rd Set of Silent Auction Tables Close

6:30 p.m. - Final Words/ Derby Race

8:00 p.m. - Conclusion of the Event


1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC, United States (Get Directions)