We would like to thank all of the participants that sent in entries to the Virtual Pet Fest Derby Day Hat Contest! There were many creative and clever hats that were created for these wonderful pets that were showcased. We enjoyed seeing them all and hope you will go to the VCI Facebook page to view all of our winners!

Be sure to join the fun during the in person Viera’s Pet Fest Derby Day Hat Contest on Saturday, September 5th! We will be having a live event that day to correspond with the new date of the 146th Kentucky Derby that was also rescheduled this year.

We will update this event page as we get closer to the date. Get inspired by all the hats we have posted here and on the VCI Facebook page!

Here are the details from the first ever ‘Virtual’ Pet Fest | Derby Day event.

Awards were given for the best hat in the three fun categories:

  1. Classic
  2. Most Outrageous
  3. Colorful.

A Best of Show winner from each of the three main pet categories were chosen.

Submission Period: April 2-24

Winners Announced: May 2

Contest Rules:

  • One winner for each Judging Category within each Pet Category.
  • One Best of Show will be chosen for each Pet Category.
  • Each participant may only wear one hat and submit one entry.
  • Each participant’s owner is responsible for his/her own hat.

How to Enter: Click the button below to open the submission email and fill in all the details. UPDATE: Entries for the Virtual event are no longer being taken.

Winners have been posted on our Facebook Page.

By participating in this event of the Viera Community Institute, Inc. (VCI) you grant VCI permission to use photos sent in post event marketing coverage of the event. All information with submission must be complete to be a valid participant in the Virtual Pet Fest | Derby Day Hat Contest.

Mark Your Calendars

The live, in person Pet Fest Derby Day Hat contest will be happening later this year on September 5!

Event Details

Date:  Saturday September 5, 2020

Time: 10am – Noon

Location: Viera Town Center Park

2853 Rodina Drive

Viera, FL 32940