Bridport Hat Festival, Main Day ‘Haturday’ 2nd Sept
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BOYS Sponsored by Nantes Solicitors Click on the images to enlarge! Rafferty Heath, 'Puppet Show', Bridport. Hugh Watkins, 'Cheese Board', Bridport. William Joy, 'Yellow Dumper Truck', Bridport. Oliver Naton, 'Crab Hat', Bridport. GIRLS Sponsored by Nantes Solicitors Grace Jackaman, 'Green Alien', Poole. Elisa Dinscombe, 'Fairy Castle,' Bridport. Xanthe [...]
WE at HatFest were thrilled by the incredible talent on show at the 2017 Milliners & Hatters Open – our 'serious' hatmakers competition: the 24 worthy shortlisted finalists' hats made for a stunning display in Bridport Town Hall. This year's ‘M&H' drew more entries than ever, with submissions [...]
‘Drop in to Bridport Museum and make your very own Saxon Crown’ Free drop in activity. 10am – 4pm Saturday 2nd September
This year’s Hat Festival was another great day with possibly the best attendance ever. 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!
Katy Mackenzie from The HAT Magazine said:
“What a great Festival, so well organised and on many levels a really superb event. I was so impressed at the organisation and how important the event was on different levels, from the local children taking part and making their own headwear, to professional milliners competing in a prestigious competition.
Lottie from the View From Bridport shot this short video of the mass photo – you may hear some of the behind the scenes instructions on the radio coms system, to try and get the crowd to wave for the BBC!
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!