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Oliver’s Place holding Kentucky Derby promotion

Fort Myers Beach restaurant at Santini Plaza will have contests, prizes Saturday

By Nathan Mayberg - Editor | Apr 27, 2021

Oliver's Place on Fort Myers Beach will be having a Kentucky Derby hat contest and will give away gift certificates to those who pick the winning horse's number out of a hat for the Kentucky Derby Saturday. / Photo by Nathan Mayberg

For those unable to make it out to Kentucky this weekend, Oliver’s Place will be offering a bit of the action with a Kentucky Derby promotion while showing one of the world’s most famous races.

The Santini Plaza restaurant and sports bar with 30 high-definition televisions will be offering giveaways for its best hat contest in honor of the time-honored hat tradition for horse racing attendees, and gift certificates for those who draw the winning horse’s number out of a hat. There will be no charge to enter the contests.

There will also be drink specials in tandem with a Cinco de Mayo themed party.

“We’re going to try and make a fun day of it,” Oliver’s Place Manager Susan Cousins said. She expects there to be multiple winners of the prizes.

Post time for the Kentucky Derby is 6:50 p.m.

Oliver’s Place is open from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday.