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

3:00- 8:00 p.m.

Tables of 8 - $1,000    General Admission - $85    Admission & Two Derby Bucks - $125

Proceeds benefit The Elizabethan Gardens and Dare Education Foundation


There's no finer place outside of the Bluegrass state for this classic spring event. Dress in style and enjoy the revels and embellishments of the race at this fourth annual fundraising extravaganza that benefits two fantastic 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 desserts, hat contests and an assortment of live music, games and entertainment as you enjoy the beautiful gardens and anticipate the RUN FOR THE ROSES broadcast live on the lawn. For tickets, call 252-473-3234.

The event will take place out of doors, on the Great Lawn of The Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, NC.

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 2020


Our FOURTH 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)