2018 Programme 2018-05-15T11:51:24+00:00

This is a provisional programme and will be updated regularly

TUESDAY  28th Aug 2018

  • 8pm. Quiz & Raffle at the Ropemakers, West Street, Bridport.

THURSDAY 30th August 2018

  • 7:30 pm for 8pm start. Hat Auction at Bridport & West Dorset Club, South Street Bridport.

FRIDAY 31st August 2018

  • 9.15pm. Music at the Ropemakers – Free Entry.

SATURDAY 1st September 2018

Bucky Doo Square

  • 10 am. Mayor’s welcome in Bucky Doo Square.
  • 10.05am – 1pm. ‘The Pop Club Stage’ will feature young musicians:
  • 10am – 4pm. Hat & Millinery Trade Stands in The Hat Market in Bridport Arts Centre.
  • 10am – 4pm. Hat & Craft stands plus a Display of entries for the Milliners & Hatters Open Competition, in the Town Hall.
  • 10am – 4pm. Pop-up bands, buskers and street entertainment throughout town.
  • 10am – 1pm. On-street short listing of the ‘Fun’ Hat Competitions from amongst the general public in Bucky Doo Square & the Millennium Green.
  • 12am-3pm. Music in the Bridport & West Dorset Club.
  • 1pm – 1.30pm. MASS HATTED PHOTO in Bucky Doo Square.
  • 1.30pm – 2pm. Judging and prize giving for the ‘fun’ Hat Competition: Best Lady’s, Best Gentleman’s, Best Boys’, Best Girls’, Best Hatted Family or Group and the Most Elegantly Hatted Couple.
  • 2pm – 5pm. ‘The Pop Club Stage’ will feature young musicians and solo acts and duos from amongst the members.

Borough Garden

Entertainment throughout the day

The Bull Hotel

6pm. Cocktails and Fascinators in the Venner Bar, Bull Hotel.

Millennium Green

  • 10am – 2pm. Music at Millennium Green with local folk bands
  • 10am – 12.30pm. The Bridport Hat Hurling Challenge prizes at 12.30pm.
  • 11am – 12noon. Best Hatted Dog Competition (sponsored by Animal House) – all entries get a treat!
  • 2pm – 4pm. A concert with St Swithun’s Brass Band

South Street

  • 8am – 4pm. Bridport Market, throughout the town centre.
  • 11.00 – 11.30am. Children’s Story Time at the Library.
  • 7.30pm – 11pm. Bridport Ceilidh at St Mary’s Hall.

West Street

9:15pm. Ropemakers Arms, West Street, Music – Free Entry

St Michael’s Estate

  • 10am – 5pm. The Art & Vintage Quarter at St Michael’s Trading Estate.

Bridport Arts Centre

  • Concert with Hank Wangford and the Lost Cowboys.

SUNDAY 3rd September 2017

The Ropemakers

  • 12noon – 2.30pm. The Ropemakers’ Mad Hatters Sunday Lunch.