What does Fascinator, the Kentucky Derby, an Easter Parade, Church Ladies & a Royal Wedding have to do with Banning Stagecoach Days?
Answer: It’s all about the Hats!!
Since 1945 while their men were growing out their beards for the Whiskerino Contest the Ladies have been decorating their hats for the Ms. Hatterino Contest.
Marianne Bailiff won the first Ms. Hatterino contest in 1945, her prize was a silver dollar, for her creation called “don’t fence me in”. Since then we have seen some crazy hats. The registration fee is $10. You provide the hat, decorations and your imagination. Your western themed hat will be judged during the Kick-Off dance on August 26, 2017.