• Pam Middlemast

Hat Festival to go A Head!

The 2021 Hat Festival has been given the go ahead for Saturday 4th September 2021. This year’s Festival will be smaller than those held in previous years. There will not be a road closure in force at South Street and most of the activity, including the HatFest mass photograph will be held at the Millennium Green. There will be catering provided by Brit Valley Rotary Club, also a licensed bar, music and other attractions yet to be announced.

Any Government Covid regulations that may be in force will be strictly adhered to; the Government’s current “Road Map” indicates that it should be safe, with all restrictions removed by then – but should this change we will, of course, take any changes in to account.

Bridport Hat Festival is a celebration of hats, a fundraiser for head-related charities and a giant summer-ending party for the town and its visitors – all run by volunteers. The most creative, quirky, stylish and inventive headwear combines with live music, multiple competitions, demonstrations, talks, displays, shows, a hat auction, games, hatted dogs (yes, hatted dogs) and much, much more, all ‘topped’ off by a HUGE mass hat-wearing photoshoot in Bucky Doo Square on ‘Haturday’. And all you need is a hat!

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