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27th Annual Adams Mad Hatter’s Luncheon and Hat Auction

The 27th Annual Adams Mad Hatter’s Luncheon and Hat Auction will take place at Noon (ET) on Saturday October 15, 2022 as an in-person event for women and men at the Sheraton/LeMeridian Hotel, 555 McDowell St. Charlotte, NC.

RSVP by October 1, 2022

This year’s theme is “Mad Hattitude 2022”. Expected to attend or send remarks this year are Speaker Nancy Pelosi, HUD Secretary Marsha Fudge, US Senate democrat nominee, Chief Justice Emeritus Cheri Beasley, and many others.

Each year, the event includes remarks from leading political figures, a contest for the best hats worn by attendees, and an auction of 12-15 hats, many signed by celebrities and VIPs. Past year’s event featured hats signed by President Joe Biden, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Joyce Beatty, Debra Ross, Anthony Hamilton, and many others. Over 95 percent of attendees wear hats to the event; examples from the 2019-2022 events are available here

The event has hosted luminaries from across North Carolina and the country, including Vice President Kamala Harris, First Lady Jill Biden, and numerous members of the US Senate, CBC, CPC, and House of Representatives. The first Mad Hatter was held in Greensboro, NC, which Adams represented in the North Carolina General Assembly for 20 years, before moving to Charlotte in 2014.


View the PHOTO GALLERY from last year’s exciting event!