Regrettably the Tea Dance is cancelled

We regret that this event has now been cancelled. Sorry to disappoint our ballroom enthusiast but ticket sales have not been up to our expectations and the experience just wouldn’t have been as good as we would wish..

2017-08-29T15:13:34+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Latest News|

Hank’s message to Bridport!

Our esteemed patron Hank Wangford hosts the Hat Fest’s closing party at the Electric Palace on Sunday 3rd September 2017 at 7:30pmHank Wangford will appear with his all-star, hard-core country musicians, the Lost Cowboys; The line-up for the Cowboys is [...]

2017-08-27T20:13:45+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Latest News|

To all you Mad Hatters of Bridport!

Ian McDonald, ‘Exploder’ hat (photo by Sheena) Prepare to strut your stuff on Haturday! Public acclaim (and prizes) await the winners of our fun hat competition: Best Girls’ Hat - first prize of £30 is sponsored by Nantes [...]

2017-08-27T09:08:17+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Latest News|

It’s all about Hats!

Amusing, informative and quirky - distinctly Bridport: all that you ever wanted to know about hats - and some that you didn't! Tickets for this unique talk by Bridport's very own Mad Hatter are available from the Tourist Information Centre [...]

2017-08-25T11:32:08+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Latest News|


Four Hat Making Courses Presented by Denise Innes-Spencer of the British School of Millinery Author of the new book Tiara Headdresses launched 2017, Denise has been making headdresses for brides for 25 years. Her experience is vast and she has [...]

2017-08-16T12:59:56+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Latest News|

The 2017 Hat Amnesty is declared!

Bridport Hat Festival's infamous Hat Auction coming soon... The Bridport Hat Amnesty has been declared! Any unwanted headwear, in reasonable, wearable condition, can be taken to Snook's hat shop in West Street, where it will receive the respect and sympathetic [...]

2017-08-20T20:10:22+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Latest News|

Could you handle the hi-viz?

We could still use more volunteers for the main festival day – Haturday – Sat 2nd Sept. If you can give us just an hour or two, please ring the HatFest hotline on 01308 250350 leaving your name, number and that you're [...]

2017-08-08T17:50:03+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Latest News|