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Tip Your Hat To Bridport's Quirkiest Festival

Bridport Hat Festival

9:21am 6th September 2014

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Bridport today from one of the town's quirkiest events.

It's the 5th Annual Bridport Hat Festival.

Organisers say this year the event is going to be bigger and better than ever.

One of the highlights are the hat making competitions, with one category this year due to be judged by Burton Bradstock singer songwriter, Billy Bragg.

Stuart Rose is from the Festival's organising Committee; "There's the best, or most elegantly dressed couple who are wearing hats, there's the fun hats, best ladies and gents, boys and girls, and also there's a best hatted dog competition!"

Proceeds from this year's event will go to Brain Tumour Research and The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust.

Stuart Rose added; "It says something about the people of Bridport, and normally even when you go shopping, you can't help but see people you know and you nod, so there's a good community there. It says something about the community spirit."

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