Hang your Hat on Hank September 1

HAT fan and country music icon Hank Wangford brings his Lost Cowboys to Bridport’s Haturday – the main day of Bridport Hat Festival – Saturday 1st September. The festival is one of the biggest (and most eccentric) days in the West Dorset calendar.

As well as fun, Bridport Hat Festival is also 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 more, all ‘topped’ off by a HUGE mass hat-wearing photoshoot in Bucky Doo Square.

Bridport Museum is running a family event on Wednesday 29th August, from 11am to 3pm – come and dress up in some historic hats in the Museum to take a walk back in time. Then make yourself a hat inspired by the collection, ready to wear at Bridport Hat Festival. Materials are provided or bring a basic hat to decorate if preferred!