When: 2nd September 2017
Where: Bridport, Dorset
What is it?
The Bridport Hat Festival will take place on Saturday 2nd September with pop up bands, hat competitions, talks, mass-hatted gatherings and a hat hurling challenge.
The festival will be spread across various venues including Bucky Doo Square, Borough Garden, The Bull Hotel, the Arts Centre, The Ropemakers, Millennium Green and the surrounding streets.
The festival kicks off with a mass-hatted keep fit session (just turn up in a hat), followed by the Mayor’s welcome in Bucky Doo Square. Throughout the day the square will host live music, hat competitions, and hat and craft stalls. One of the day’s highlights will be the mass hatted photo at 1pm in the square.
There will also be performances and more keep fit in Borough Garden, and hat classes and talks at The Bull Hotel. Millennium Green will see fun events taking place including psychic hat reading, the Bridport Hat Hurling Challenge, face painting, and a best hatted dog competition.
The Ropemakers will be hosting a mad hatter’s lunch, and the Arts Centre will have a fringe event with dancing and music until 1am. There will also be markets, cream teas, craft stalls and concerts.
More info: www.bridporthatfest.org