Watercress Festival 
15 MAY 2022 


We really can't wait to see you all next year for our wonderful festival.  


As you will be aware for the last 2 years,  we have been unable to deliver our much-loved festival.


This year, 2021, saw our first (and, fingers crossed,  our last!) Virtual Watercress Week. It was good fun and we hope you enjoyed it, but it was not the same.  We missed the hustle and bustle of Broad Street, the sights and sounds in Station Road, the madness that is shopping in West Street, and screams of delight from the children's area in East Street. 

The organising committee really can't wait to be back in the streets of the town in May 2022 with a festival fit for the Queen!

In the meantime, we will keep the virtual pages live for a while so you can revisit some of the cookery demonstrations, interviews and talks, along with the shopping page, where you can visit the websites of some of our regular traders, many of these offering a discount code. 

On the recipe page, you will find a selection of tried and tested recipes.  Do give them a try. 


Whilst you are on the site please have a look at the charity and community page, and where you can support our festival charity ABBY’S HEROES


Alresford Watercress Festival is a not-for-profit enterprise raising money for great local groups and charities.

Save the Date - we look forward to seeing you in the streets of Alresford on 15th May 2022

Site Sponsor

A special thank you to Fyffes for their sponsorship this year which makes it possible to deliver our virtual event.

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We look forward to seeing you back in the streets of Alresford for the 2022 festival