Welcome to Bridport Hat Festival

This year the Hat Festival will be on Saturday 2nd September 2017.

A big thank you to our sponsors who make this possible. Our “gold” sponsors are shown here:


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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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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: |

Some more photos of HatFest 2016

Here are some great shots by Fran Swan from 2016

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

AnOthermag’s Pick of the Best in Show at Bridport Hat Festival

Photographer Samuel Bradley visits the British town's annual celebration of millinery, to capture its stars and its stalwarts for AnOther AnOthermag.com, AnOther Magazine and Another Man are part of the independent publishing company Dazed Group, alongside Dazed and DazedDigital.com Click here to read their review and see some stunning images [...]

December 31st, 2016|Categories: Latest News|

Thank you from Brain Tumour Research.

We have received a very nice letter from Brain Tumour Research, together with a certificate for this year's donation: Dear Brian, Thank you so much for your donation of £1,000 raised at your Bridport Hat Festival Wear A Hat Day 2016 event! Please pass on our grateful thanks and appreciation [...]

December 31st, 2016|Categories: Latest News|

Thanks for donating raffle prizes

The Committee Members of The Bridport Hat Festival would like to thank everyone who  donated raffle prizes this year, they are: Bella’s,  Bridport Music Shop,  Bridport PC Repairs,  Bridport Yarn,  Doug Chalk,  Matthew Count,  Robert Day,  Framptons of Bridport, Greig & Allen,  Instant Redress,  Judith’s,  Naturalife,  Ocean Bathrooms & Tiles,  [...]

October 8th, 2016|Categories: Latest News|

Presentation of £2000 to charity

Photograph courtesy of Lottie Welch (View from Bridport) This year the Bridport Hat Festival has given the charities Brain Tumour Research and the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) £1000 each, which was presented  at the Ropemakers on Wednesday September 21st. We would like to thank all those who [...]

October 8th, 2016|Categories: Latest News|
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