Welcome to Bridport Hat Festival. Main Day Saturday 2nd September 2017

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Beat Safari at the Arts Centre, Haturday Evening!

We invite you to Beat Safari @ the Arts Centre for the Official Hat Festival Fringe Event on Saturday 2nd of September - Doors open from 9pm -1am. Get ready for a night of fabulous dancing music from around the world. From Reggae and Latin to Balkan Gypsy beats and [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

The Electric Palace HatFest Fund Raising Event: ‘Churchill’

We are pleased to announce that Bridport’s Electric Palace is supporting the Hat Festival. The Electric Palace is hosting an event in support of the Hat Festival by showing CHURCHILL (PG), a newly released film about the final agonising hours before D-Day in 1944, as a fund-raiser for the festival, [...]

June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

Bridport Primary – “Gateway to the World”

The children's brilliant designs are on display in the Gateway to the World corridor at school. Making hats as part of their project, Bridport Primary School Reception pupils focused on a festival very close to home with the Bridport Hat Festival taking centre stage. Accompanied with their teachers, they took [...]

June 14th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

Mad as Hatters! They need your help!

MEMBERS of the Bridport Hat Festival committee, pictured, have donned their thinking caps and all manner of other headgear - and are working hard to bring this year's festival to fruition over the first weekend in September. But the group are seeking help, as the festival is entirely run by [...]

June 1st, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

HatFest 2017 flyer

Liz, our Graphics Guru has designed a new publicity flyer for this year's festival - and here it is!  

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

St Mary’s School Night of Honour

St. Mary’s CE Primary School, Bridport held their “Night of Honour” on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at Bridport Arts Centre, during which there was an award ceremony and entertainment by the school. Nominees were put forward by the people of Bridport, and we are pleased to report that the Bridport [...]

February 5th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|Tags: |
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Last year’s Hat Festival was another great day; despite some rather inclement weather the good folk of Bridport turned out en masse, bedecked in their latest festival headwear – ranging from the artistic and inventive to the weird and zany! View photos here…

2016 Bucky Doo mass photo

2016 Mass photo by Rob Reeks

A few light showers did not damp their enthusiasm and the mass photo was taken, the prizes both canine and human were awarded; and then the heavens opened!

Hat Festival Video

The 2016 Bridport Hat Festival was caught on film with this short video courtesy of Julie (of Julie Hunt Advertising) who has been made to feel so welcome in Bridport – and loves the Hat Festival!

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