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:
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!
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 [...]
Here are some great shots by Fran Swan from 2016
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]