Alresford Watercress FestivalVisit the Georgian town of Alresford and join in the annual Watercress Festival for a fabulous free day out for all the familyModern-day Britain is throbbing with festivals of this sort. Each brings out the very best in regional produce, traditions, and tomfoolerySunday 23rd May 2021 from 10am to 4pm
Alresford is at the centre of the watercress growing trade in Hampshire, and each May a free festival takes place celebrating the plant and its consumption. A Cavalcade processes up Broad Street to really get things started; expect morris dancers, musicians and a horse-drawn cart containing the Watercress King and Queen, who distribute the first fruits of the annual watercress harvest. Chefs and cookery writers have their own stand for demonstrations of watercress recipes and the World Watercress Eating Championship takes place during the afternoon. Musicians have a stage on Broad Street and different performers take turns to entertain the crowds all day.
Broad St Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9AR
Find us at the Watercress Festival Hamshire Farmers Market on Sunday 23rd May 2021 from 10am to 4pm