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The very first HAT DAY AT THE RACES was held at the 2011 Sonoma County Fair.

The idea started when Jane Liscum, Julie Silva, and a group of lady friends were discussing what fun it would be to have an event that promoted “dressing up” and wearing hats to the races. (They were imagining Kentucky Derby style.)


Jane and Julie worked tirelessly and put on one of the best events ever held at our fair. The food, wine, flowers, silent auction items…absolutely everything was donated. The silent auction items were all displayed in hat boxes. The proceeds from the event benefitted “The Living Room”.

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