The oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse show in the United States, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair has long been a signifier of the start of summer on the Main Line. Like so many other festivities, the coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancelation of this year’s events—at least in person. While there may not be any actual eventing—or even lemon sticks—Devon is taking two of its signature events, the art gallery and Ladies Day, online.
Starting May 21, the art gallery will again showcase juried artwork in various mediums, offering viewers a virtual tour. Pieces from the show will also be available for purchase.
A crowd favorite every year, Ladies Day is also taking to the web. Entered contestants can present their best chapeau live to a panel of judges to determine who has donned the best and most creative hat. The audience can get in on the fun, too, thanks to this first-ever popular vote for hats. Also for the first time, Devon has added a men’s competition for head-to-toe looks. And in the spirit of the current climate, judges will vote on the best quarantine mask, which are bound to be creative.
A number of food and drink packages are also available for purchase in honor of Ladies Day, with prepared boxes made ready for pickup at Elegance Café in Paoli.