This Year’s Banana Festival is proud to present the Carmen Miranda Hat Contest. This contest will give participants a chance to reflect on the legacy of Mrs. Miranda and her love of hats and headdresses. Mrs. Miranda often used the Banana and other fruits as a decorative inspiration for her hats. Contestants will be judged on “best theme,” “most original,” and most “comical.” Contestants are invited to wear their hats throughout the festival events. Hats will be judged by volunteers at the festival on Saturday and the winner will be announced Sunday.