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Alresford Watercress festival

Rediscover Great Days Out
Rediscover Great Days Out

The Alresford Watercress Festival is a nationally acclaimed annual festival that attracts thousands of visitors to New Alresford in Hampshire.

The beautiful market town is transformed into the site of a huge street festival which usually hosts over 80 stalls showcasing the very best local food and drink. You can also pick up unique arts, crafts, jewelry and clothing, items for house, garden and more.

Watercress Festival

Throughout the day, musicians and street performers entertain along with circus skills workshops, face painting, Punch & Judy shows, petting zoo and much more. Visit the Alresford Watercress Festival website to keep up to date on news of upcoming dates and join Alresford in celebrating Watercress – the superb locally grown, delicious and versatile crop.

Visitors can get involved themselves and sign up to the watercress eating competition where contestants have to eat fresh watercress as quickly as possible. The world record is 32 seconds.

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