On the morning of Saturday 5th September, 2015, all the people wearing a hat in Bridport’s upper South Street and the Millennium Green were automatically considered for a fun hat competition at the 2015 Bridport Hat Festival.
To go forward to the judging stage, if a hat wearer ‘caught the eye’ of one of the hat festival scouts, they were handed a special lanyard. At 1.30pm those that had been selected paraded in front of the judges for the following categories:-
Best Boy’s Hat
Best Girl’s Hat
Best Lady’s Hat
Best Gentleman’s Hat
Most Elegantly Hatted Couple
There were three winners for each category – first, second and third.