Alresford Watercress Festival

'The nationally acclaimed annual Watercress Festival returns for another fabulous year of fun!

For one day only, Alresford will be taken over by 1000's of people visiting for their chance to taste, buy and admire everything local from fresh produce and crafts to local chef demos and more.

During the day there will be many stalls lining the streets, selling anything form fresh cheese, meats, pies, preserves, cakes, beer and wine to hand crafted jewellery, clothing and pottery and more. Why not show your support and visit some of our very own Hampshire Fare members whilst you're there:

Caymanas Rum Cakes & Rum Ice Cream, Chalk Stream Foods, Cyril's Soap Shed, Eco Kitchens Winchester, Grape & Grain Tours, Harrys Sausages, Hattingley Valley Wines, Itchen Valley Brewery, Jenkyn Place Vineyard, La Patisserie Macaron, Meon Valley Cider Ltd, Moon Roast Coffee, Olives Direct, Parsonage Farm, Sole Butchers, The Watercress Company, Wasabi Company, Winchester Distillery 

Some exciting activities for you to look out for:

The Festival Cavalcade at 10am which starts off the festival with their first watercress harvest being handed out to festival goers.

Cookery demo sessions with local well known chefs- starting from 10:30am throughout the day.

Sun Hill Infants song and dance

Live music on the main stage

Morris dancing

Watercress eating competition- can you beat the Guinness World Record timing of 32 seconds? 

Kids Zone- will Falcon displays, circus skills, Punch and Judy shows and more.

Check out the Alresford Watercress Festival programme for all the latest news and events happening during the day.

This event is FREE to attend, so simply turn up and have a good old family fun day out!


HOT OF THE PRESS!! Visit us on the Hampshire Fare stand for the official launch of this year's Hampshire Food Festival 2019 guide. Showcasing all the fabulous events taking place in and around our wonderful county this July, all promoting and supporting local produce.

Take a guide away and plan your summer of events now!

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