Hat Parade Returns

Beacon Hat Club

Parade organizers Ronnie Farley, Gail Wauford, Steve Blamires, Elizabeth Murphy, Jennifer Mackiewicz and Vibeke Saugestad pose beside a former hat factory. (Photo by Valerie Shively)

After a 16-year hiatus, the Hat Parade will return to Beacon, rain or shine, on May 7, with staging at 1 p.m. in the Churchill Street municipal parking lot, a sidewalk march up Main Street at 1:30 p.m., and judging at Dogwood at 2:30 p.m.

The event, which celebrates Beacon’s history of hat manufacturing, last took place in the late ‘aughts. The photos below, contributed by Linda Hubbard, are from the first few events.


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