Hat Fair is the UK’s longest continually running festival of outdoor arts. Founded in 1974 by Jonathan Kay, Hat Fair inspires and is inspired by the people, heritage and public spaces within the city of Winchester. The aim is to shine a light on the city, transforming the everyday into the extraordinary Initially conceived as a busking festival, Hat Fair takes its name from the tradition of the audience showing their appreciation by putting money in the hat at the end of the show.
This year's Hat Fair runs from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th July 2021. Three days of entertainment featuring theatre, dance and circus events!
Friday & Saturday the festival takes place throughout Winchester city centre and on Sunday it will move to North Walls Recreation Ground for a Family Day.
Hat Fair Festival is FREE to attend! For more info and to see what's on at this year's festival see the festival website.