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Hat District

The Red Hat Society believes that every event deserves its own shopping district! After all, it is our sport of choice!

You can look forward to a group of carefully selected vendors showcasing their best product lines, specifically with Red and Pink Hatters in mind! Unlike a traditional shopping experience, The Red Hat Society knows how to turn the Hat District into an activity playground for Hatters! With a full line up of fun activities, look forward to plenty of time to dance and play all while enjoying the ultimate shopping experience.

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The Big Easy Hat District will feature New Orleans themed merchandise from flourished fleur de lis designs to colorful Mardi Gras masks. Our favorite vendors will be selling all things Red Hat style from the latest hat designs, apparel and accessories to the brightest bling! Shopping specials will be featured in the Hat District daily, plus exciting events on Friday and Saturday, on the foyer Hatwalk (events subject to change):

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1

Open 6pm-8pm

Sneak Peek – Extra day attendees and early arrivals get first grabs on new product in the Hat District!to be awarded.

THURSDAY, AUG. 2

Open 1pm-6pm

12pm-1pm: Gutsy Gal & First Timers Meet & Greet – Getting to know the newbies!

2pm-3pm: Jambalaya Jam Line Dance Lessons – Learn popular line dances from the easiest Electric Slide to Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Wobble, Nae Nae Whip, and the Second Line Step for our RHS Parade!

3pm-3:30pm: Creole Krewe Karaoke & Talent Contest – Showcase your skills singing in the Krazy Karaoke contest and/or performing solo or with sisters in the talent contest. Prizes to be awarded.

FRIDAY, AUG. 3

Open 11am-6pm

Find The Ruby Slipper – Miniature Red Hat Ruby slippers have been hidden in vendor booths. Find a sparkling slipper and redeem it for a fun prize at the Hat District counter.

2pm-3pm: Jambalaya Jam Line Dance Lessons – Learn popular line dances from the easiest Electric Slide to Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Wobble, Nae Nae Whip, and the Second Line Step for our RHS Parade!

3pm-3:30pm: Mardi Gras Mask Contest – Create a Mardi Gras mask to be displayed in the Hat District from opening day with judging on Friday. Competition in categories for Most Creative, Most Unique and Most Beautiful.

3pm-3:30pm: Parade Parasol Contest – Decorate an umbrella to be displayed in the Hat District from opening day with judging on Friday. Same categories as above with designer Mardi Masks as prizes.

SATURDAY, AUG. 4

Open 11am-6pm

3:30pm: Mischief Dolls – Louisiana designer Connie Born will speak about the unique mischief dolls she creates for celebrities, Mardi Gras and events. In honor of our 20th Anniversary, she has designed a Red Hat Society Mischief Doll that captures the spirit of New Orleans as “the city with soul” during its 300th Tricentennial. Connie will present one of her dolls valued at $450 as a gift to RHS commemorating our 20th Anniversary in New Orleans. She recently joined RHS as a member of the Louisiana Lagniappe Ladies led by Queen Sula Tedesco.

4:30pm-5pm: French Quarter Costume Contest – Stylin’ on Bourbon Street – Get in costume for the Masquerade Ball and model your outfit in the Hatwalk fashion show… just before the Photo Opportunity with RHS Founder/Exalted Queen Mother Sue Ellen Cooper and Vice Queen Mother Linda Murphy.

List of Vendors

Akouavi Fashions
Diamond Diva Designs
Dizzy Chicks Boutique
Flossie’s Gifts From The Heart
Glitter Gal Vanity
Glitzy Designs
Hat Lady
In Defense Of Animals
Joyce’s Boutique
Le Fashion Cottage
Merrie Cherrie Hat Ladies
Oklahoma Tourism & Rec
Purdy Gurl
Red Hat Regalia
S&M Designer Collection
Sassie Lassie Boutique
Traci Lynn Jewelry
Which Craft?
Woven

Sponsors/Partners

Puritan Pride Vitamins
Royal Splendor
Judy Sharpe Collection