It’s almost time to “Run for the Roses.”
The 142nd edition of the Kentucky Derby is set for Saturday, May 7, 2016, from Churchill Downs in Louisville.
“The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” is one of the biggest party weekends of the sports year. A-List celebrities, along with hordes of others, converge on Kentucky’s largest city to sip on Mint Juleps while showing off their hats and fanciest duds.
While we’re still a few weeks away, it’s not too soon load up on the latest gear and official Mint Juleps glasses so you’re ready for the party when Derby Day arrives. And you can get everything you need from online sports apparel retailers Fanatics and FansEdge.
All of the Kentucky Derby products on Fanatics and FansEdge are officially licensed.
Check out below some of the most popular Kentucky Derby 2016 items:
1. Kentucky Derby 12 Ounce 2016 Official Mint Julep Glass
The Mint Julep is the unofficial alcoholic drink of the Kentucky Derby. Made of bourbon, water, sugar and mint sprigs, the Julep is a popular drink across the Southern United States, especially in Louisville, Kentucky, on Derby weekend. And this 12-ounce highball glass will be the exact one used to serve Mint Juleps at this year’s Derby at Churchill Downs.
2. Kentucky Derby Original Retro Brand Churchill Downs Derby Day Men’s T-Shirt
Celebrate the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby with this Churchill Downs Derby Day T-Shirt by Original Retro Brand. Featuring a stylish Derby logo in screen print graphics, the navy blue short sleeve shirt also has a rib-knit collar and crew neck and is certain to keep you comfortable on race day.
Fanatics has dozens of shirt styles to choose from. Click here to browse the entire Kentucky Derby T-Shirt selection.
3. Kentucky Derby ’47 Clean Up Adjustable Hat
The Clean Up Adjustable Hat by ’47 is the perfect accessory for the 2016 Kentucky Derby. Made of 100 percent cotton, the hat features a low crown, curved bill and an unstructured, relaxed fit. The adjustable strap on the back comes with a slide buckle making the hat one size fits most. The Kentucky Derby logo pops off the hat thanks to the embroidered graphics.
This particular style hat comes in four colors — black, navy, natural and red. If you want a different style, click here to see all the Derby hats available.
4. Kentucky Derby 16 Ounce Elite Pilsner Glass
Be ready for your Kentucky Derby tailgate party with the Elite Pilsner Glass. The glass, which holds up to 16 ounces, features the logo for the 142nd Derby in printed graphics.
Click here to shop all the Kentucky Derby tailgate supplies and glassware at Fanatics.
5. Saratoga Sweetheart Two Tone Organza Derby Hat with Flower
Get into the Kentucky Derby spirit with the Saratoga Sweetheart Two Tone Hat with Flower. The 100 percent synthetic hat features an organza band, organza ruffles and a large flower with feathers. These hats are extremely popular on Derby weekend and you’ll be sure to grab lots of attention at your race day party. It is one size fits most and comes in 8 different colors.
Amazon carries thousands of Derby-type hats. Click here to shop the entire line of hats.
Price: From $39.88