Bridport Hat Festival, main day ‘Haturday’ 2nd Sept 2017-08-07T14:33:04+00:00

Bridport Hat Festival, Main Day ‘Haturday’ 2nd Sept

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Could you handle the hi-viz?

We could still use more volunteers for the main festival day – Haturday – Sat 2nd Sept. If you can give us just an hour or two, please ring the HatFest hotline on 01308 250350 leaving your name, number and that you're willing to lend a hand. Stewards are our main need [...]

August 8th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

The 2017 HatFest bag bush has bloomed!

The latest crop of Bridport Hat Festival bags features a very glam hatted lady in front of the iconic cliffs (she’d be at the end of East pier) in the company of some inevitable gulls. The bags come in seven colours – Violet, Peacock Blue, Raspberry, Bubble-gum, Emerald Green, Olive [...]

August 6th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

2017 Tea Dance

The penultimate event of the Bridport Hat Festival is our Tea Dance. This charming and sophisticated event is being held, courtesy of the Bull Hotel, on Sunday 3rd September 2017. Arrive at 1.45 for a 2pm start. Hosted by Glenn Bayliss in the beautiful Bull Hotel ballroom, tickets are £10 [...]

August 6th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

Thank you Waitrose!

Waitrose have generously included The HatFest in August’s Community Matters green token scheme. So, when shopping at Waitrose, do place your token in the HatFest section of the Community Matters box. Since its launch in 2008, the national scheme has donated £14 million to local causes chosen by the customers. [...]

August 5th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|


Four Hat Making Courses Presented by Denise Innes-Spencer of the British School of Millinery Author of the new book Tiara Headdresses launched 2017, Denise has been making headdresses for brides for 25 years. Her experience is vast and she has worked with bridal wear designers including Suzanne Neville, Ben de [...]

August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Latest News|
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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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