Derby Day Hat Making @ Gateway Lodge

  • 05/02/2020 - 05/03/2020
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come out to Gateway Lodge for Derby Day Hat Making with Artist Cathy Palmer!

Saturday, May 2     3 – 5 pm


Held at Gateway Lodge – 4103 County Rd. B, Land O’ Lakes, WI

Adults $25.00

Bring a hat base to work with, if you have one (some will also be available). All other supplies and hat decorations will be provided.

Gateway Lodge Derby Party to Follow!

Deadline for payment/registration:  April 25

All proceeds benefit LOLA Programs

Join hat fanatic and artisan hat creator, Cathy Palmer for an afternoon of getting dolled up and properly attired for the Kentucky Derby.  The Kentucky Derby has a long tradition of spectators making fashion statements with attire and accessories, including glorious hats!  Following class, the Gateway Lodge will be hosting their annual Derby Party – complete with a hat contest!  Students will be ready to show off their creative hats, enjoy drink specials from the “Coziest Bar in the North Woods”, participate in stick races, and watch the derby which has been dubbed – “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports”!

Excerpted from  Wearing a hat to the Kentucky Derby is believed to bear good luck! The long-established fashion was started by the women, however, over the last few years, many men have taken part in the tradition as well. Wearing a hat is much like getting into costume, you might be pleasantly surprised to see what type of character you become. From the fantastic to the sublime, there are no rules or limits.

Within the seated sections of Churchill Downs, you will find hats of elegance and style. Generally speaking, women wear wide-brimmed, “Southern Belle” inspired Kentucky Derby hats. The hats can be decorated with flowers, feathers, bows and ribbons of any color to express creativity and individuality.  In the Churchill Downs Infield, hats are a bit more eccentric! You will see hats in all shapes and sizes, as well as some hats exuding humorous themes!



Venue Phone: 715-547-3321

Venue Website:

4102 County Rd B, Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin, 54540, United States