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Third Annual Kentucky Derby Gala

  • Elevated Mountain Distilling 3732 Soco Road Maggie Valley, NC, 28751 United States (map)

Women of Waynesville, a nonprofit organization that supports the needs of women and children in Haywood County, will present the third annual Kentucky Derby Gala from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Elevated Mountain Distilling in Maggie Valley.

Guests should come dressed in their best derby attire to participate in the Best Hat and Best Bowtie contests for a chance to win an amazing gift basket. Guests will also be provided with an array of heavy Kentucky Derby-inspired hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar with craft beer, wine and everything you’ll need to make a mint julep. Attendees can watch the derby race on big screen TV and will have an opportunity to place bets on races with a chance to win amazing prizes.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Sharin Care, a fund designated to help relieve the financial burdens associated with medical and dental needs in Haywood County.

Tickets for the Kentucky Derby fundraiser are $40 each and can be purchased at

WOW is also seeking business sponsors for the event. For more information, call 828.550.9978 or email