“the wonderful Winchester Hat Fair, a joyous weekend of street theatre and outdoor performance”
The Guardian, 2015

Hat Fair is the UK’s longest running festival of outdoor arts.

The festival takes place every year during the first weekend of July across the historic city of Winchester.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy at each year’s festival, and best of all, it’s absolutely FREE!

Hat Fair 2016 Gallery

Hat Fair 2016 Gallery

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Hat Fair 2017

Hat Fair Festival 2017 will take place Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July 2017.

Friday & Saturday
– Two jam-packed dates of arts and culture at more than 20 locations all around Winchester city centre.

– All-day family picnic at Oram’s Arbour, with some of the world’s most spectacular street performers.