Faversham Hat Festival 2018

by Lauren Abbott

Get creative with caps and bold with bonnets and take part in a Kent Hat Festival.

Every year hundreds of families turn out in Faversham wearing spectacular headwear for the fun and unusual event.

It takes place this year on Saturday, March 31.

Hundreds are expected to turn out for the hat festival and parade
Hundreds are expected to turn out for the hat festival and parade

To help hat-wearers create their best headgear and join the festival, a fun hat making workshop for both children and adults is being held in the town on Friday and all are welcome.

It runs 11am until 3pm at The Guildhall in Market Place and costs just £3 for children and £5 for adults.

Faversham Hat Festival
Faversham Hat Festival

The Hat Festival on Saturday begins with a parade which leaves the Hat Shop in West Street at 11am.

Judges will be on the lookout for the best hats in categories for children, men, women and even dogs!

There will even be a prize for the best hat on a dog!
There will even be a prize for the best hat on a dog!

Prizes will be presented in a ceremony at the Alexander Centre following the parade.

There will also be stalls and refreshments to ensure the fun and lively festival atmosphere continues and with a prize for the 'best shop window - Faversham's shops and businesses also get in on the act turning the town centre into a sea of colour and creations.

For the latest on the Hat Festival visit its the Facebook event page.

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