Dare Education Foundation

Member login

Derby 2017

A multi group event with The Elizabethan Gardens and Beach Food Pantry.

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 three Outer Bank non-profits: The Elizabethan Gardens, Beach Food Pantry 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. For tickets, click the button below or call 252-473-3234.

The event will take place on the Great Lawn (doors open at 3pm for VIP and Corporate ticketholders).

Food stations by caterers Lone Cedar Cafe, Cafe Lachine and the Salt Box will be set up on the lawn for a buffet-style sit-down dinner. Menu isn't set yet, but there will definitely by classic Mint Juleps and Kentucky Bourbon Cakes to enoy!

General Admission (per person) $80.00
VIP Ticket (per person) $125 (doors open at 3pm for VIPs)
$1,000 for tables of eight guests

4:00- 8:00 p.m. - Kentucky Derby Party

3:00 p.m. - VIP Guests Arrive, Photo Booth Open
4:00 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

*HORSE BUCKS - 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.

Our first annual Kentucky Derby Party - sponsored by Outer Banks Blue Realty -will raise funds for three great local organizations: the Dare Education Foundation, the Beach Food Pantry and The Elizabethan Gardens.

Sponsorships Available