Bringing a little extra fashion & fun to Maryland's Day at the Races!

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Calling all fashion enthusiasts! Don't miss the annual Hat Contest at Maryland Million Day. Show off your creativity and style by designing and wearing your most fabulous hat. Whether you're a seasoned designer or just want to have some fun, this is your opportunity to shine and be part of a cherished tradition.

DATE: Saturday, October 14th

TIME: Judging begins at 3:00 pm

PLACE: Laurel Park Grandstand (look for conference center signage)

REGISTRATION: Register from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Laurel Park grandstand (look for hat contest signage) or register in advance by clicking HERE


  • Best Maryland-Themed Hat
  • Best Ladies' Hat
  • Best Men's Hat


  • Two 2024 VIP Maryland Million Tickets
  • Two 2024 Black-Eyed Susan Day Tickets
  • Two 2024 Preakness Tickets
  • Hat giveaway by Hats by Marjae


  • Free to enter
  • All participants must be 18 years old or older
  • Contestants must have filled out an entry form to be allowed to participate in the live judging portion of the event. Participants can enter early in the day or just prior to judging, there is no penalty, advantage, or disadvantage to entering early or late.