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Bridport Hat Festival

When? 02 September 2023
Where? Bridport

  • Bridport Hat Festival
  • Bridport Hat Festival
  • Bridport Hat Festival
  • Bridport Hat Festival

Dorset, you’ll need to hold on to your hats for this fabulous festival!

Bridport Hat Festival is on Saturday 2nd September 2023! All the usual attractions will be on display with the Fun Hat Competition open to everyone wearing a hat! Categories are best: Lady, Gent, Boy, Girl, Couple and Family or Group. Judging will be at 1pm just after the mass hatted photo. There will be music provided by young local musicians and performances from the Bridport Broadsides Shanty Group. Extras this year include the finals of the “The Stanley Mansbridge Perpetual Trophy” for Dorset Town Criers and the St Mary’s Church Open Tower Day. The all-day HatFest Garden Party will take place at Millennium Green with music including that from St Swithin’s Brass Band and Clive Smith’s Arcadia Jazz band. There will be a licensed bar and food will be served all day. Other attractions include “Hat Hurling” and the “Best Hatted Dog Show” in the morning and “Most Elegant Ensemble” public competition in the afternoon.

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