Welcome to Bridport Hat Festival

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!


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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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Broadcasting from the Hat Festival!

Abbey104 - 104.7 FM On Air and Online: Broadcasting to Sherborne, Yeovil and the surrounding areas! Jenny Devitt visited the Hat Festival and this extract was broadcast on Thursday 8th September in Jenny's programme "Local World". Abbey 104 have kindly agreed that we may play it on the website. Just [...]

September 29th, 2016|Categories: Latest News|

The Moonfayre Stage at the Red Brick Cafe

  This was a brilliant event with a beautifully lit stage, and with the bar and hog roast in the red brick cafe. The bands and djs play until about 11.30 and people had a fantastic party! We have a few photos here:

September 26th, 2016|Categories: Latest News|

2016 Photos by Sheena Iveson

September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Latest News|

2016 Dogs’ Competition

Here are the pictures of all the winning dogs!

September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Latest News|

2016 Children’s poster competition

The judges had a difficult job in deciding the winners from the entries which are by children aged from 8 to 10 years old. 4 first prizes of a £12 book token were awarded with 3 further entries being highly commended and receiving a £6 book token. The competition was [...]

September 20th, 2016|Categories: Latest News|

2016 Fun Hat Competition Winners

This year's hats were a brilliant display of the weird and wacky world of Bridport -  that we have come to expect!   Best Girls' Hat The first prize of £30 is sponsored by Nantes solicitors 1. Gemma Fox-Worthington, Olympics hat 2. Holly Mazzel, Spoon hat 3. Mia Wood, Peacock [...]

September 16th, 2016|Categories: Latest News|
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