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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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Event Starts

Sep 5, 2020, 03:00 PM

Event Ends

Sep 5, 2020, 08:00 PM


"FOURTH annual event for Dare Education Foundation & Elizabethan Gardens."

Tables of 8 - $800, General Admission - $75 | 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 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 and fashion contests and an assortment of music, games and entertainment as you enjoy the beautiful gardens and anticipate the big race to be broadcast live. For tickets, call 252-473-3234.

The event will take place on the Great Lawn.


Of course, there will be traditional mint juleps. Before the big race, attendees can also enjoy:

Silent auction
Derby Fashion Contests for party attendeesBest Male Dressed Derby Look
Best Female Dressed Derby Look
Best Dressed Derby Couple
Most Creative Derby Dress
Most Creative Derby Hat
Most Colorful Derby Hat
Best Overall Derby Hat
Best Derby Bow Tie

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 large 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. Horse Bucks are used to purchase drinks as well. One is included with each ticket.



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 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.


3:30 p.m. – Guests Arrive

4:30 p.m. – Dinner service

5:30 p.m. – Official Welcome, Singing of My Old Kentucky,  Greetings & Recognitions

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)