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 – hover over the logo to find out more or click to visit their website:


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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

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|

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|
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