Friday, 19 July 2013

Hat Fair



Hat fair weekend always brings with it such a buzz and adds an amazing creative vibe to our beautiful little city.






The name originates from the street performers leaving a hat out to collect contributions from passers by. It is run every year and most certainly worth a visit.  There are many events all around the centre of town, a huge range of fun performances to entertain.   


Such a happy, sunny walk down the high street last Sunday as the  busy vintage market was setting up  and preparing for a busy day.





Signs showing where all the events were happening, lots nicer than the usual ones.





So many amazing stalls, sadly small children were not as keen to browse as I was.

Lots of interesting objects to look at.





So many pretty shelves full of fascinating items.


I love the mix of colours against the table of these vintage items.











As I walked round the corner I was too early for this performance.













I was tempted to find a chair and wait, so many wonderful things to gaze at.










These little jars looked lovely with freshly picked flowers in.

Totally an idea to steal for the kitchen table at home.


Have you ever visited the hat fair? 

Do they have them in other places too?


10 comments:

  1. What a wonderful event, I'd love to visit the hat fair. It was great weather for it.

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    1. Almost (dare I say it) too hot! x

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  2. This looks wonderful! A shame you didn't have more of a chance to browse the pretty stalls...
    M x

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    1. Probably better for my purse that I didn't though! x

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  3. Thankyou for the glimpse of beautiful Winchester. I haven't been back since I left in 1976, but have such fond memories of the place.

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    1. Did you visit the hat fair in its early days? x

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  4. I've never been to the Hat fair but it sounds fab. You live in such a beautiful place.

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    1. Every day I feel so thankful for my gorgeous surroundings x

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  5. I've never been to a hat fair before but it sounds wonderful. I bet the whole city comes to life and has a great buzz about it. Love the look of those stalls. xx

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    1. Totally worth a visit, great for kids x

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