Dear Milliner Friends,

The 25th International Hat Festival is already behind us!  Thanks to your presence and participation, the Festival fulfilled our expectations. Of course, there is still room for improvement, to attain perfection! We’re taking into account your remarks and suggestions in order to satisfy your demands.

The 2018 Hat Festival will take place of course in Caussade, from Wednesday,  July 11th to Monday,  July 16th 2018.

We have decided to make several modifications to the daily programme. The Carnival Parade will take place on the Friday evening, so that Sunday July 15th will be entirely devoted to the Milliners’ Village.  A night market will be organized, most certainly on Wednesday evening, July 11th, after the inauguration of the festival.

The contest has been modified.  The STAR and TREND categories have disappeared.  “Wool Felt” has become “Hand-made Wool Felt” and “Straw” has become “Braided and Sewn Straw.” However, the rules and conditions of participation remain unchanged.

As soon as the jury has been appointed and the 2018 poster published, you will be informed.  As before, daily hat parades will be organized. The Contest Hat Parade will take place on Saturday evening, July 14th 2018, out of doors, weather permitting. We are working on our future programme and will inform you about it, as soon as possible, on the Chapeau-Caussade website.

I, and all the Chapeau-Caussade members look forward to seeing you next year and we wish you all an excellent year 2017-2018.


Kind regards,
Patrick and all the volunteer workers.