Alresford Watercress Festival

On Sunday 17th May 2020, once again the beautiful market town of Alresford hosts the huge street festival known as the Alresford Watercress Festival. Over 80 stalls showcase the very best local food and drink producers, often with a watercress theme! Others sell arts, crafts, jewellery and clothing, items for house, garden and much else besides.

At 10.00am a large cavalcade of musicians, dancers and children accompany the Watercress King and Queen up Broad Street as they distribute freshly cut bunches of watercress to festival goers.

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.

Well-known chefs will demonstrate delicious watercress-inspired dishes. And more adventurous visitors can take up the challenge of the World Watercress Eating Championships – now in the Guinness Book of World Records.

We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen again as their charity to hand out bags of donated watercress in exchange for a small donation to The Joe Glover Trust. A special thanks goes to The Watercress Company for their involvement in this.

If you are free to come to lend a hand and help raise vital funds to support families facing childhood cancer, please contact Jane Wilmshurst –