The Watercress Festival
On the third Sunday of May each year, Alresford becomes the site of a huge street festival. Over 80 stalls showcase the very best local food and drink producers. Others sell arts, crafts, jewellery and clothing, items for house, garden and much else besides.
Well-known chefs demonstrate delicious watercress-inspired dishes. More adventurous visitors can take up the challenge of the World Watercress Eating Championships - now in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Throughout the day, musicians and street performers entertain on the main stage, in St. John’s Church and on the streets. For the young, there are circus skills workshops, face painting, Punch & Judy shows, petting farm and much more.
Our famous Watercress cafe opens from 10am to serve the best tea, coffee and cake in town with fabulous entertainment in church and great atmosphere both inside and out. Get cool in church in hot weather or under the shady trees of the churchyard or shelter from rain in the JPH or church.
We have it all!