Watercress Week

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the Alresford Watercress Festival 2021 will not take place as a live event.


Despite the best efforts of all parties concerned, the committee felt this is the best way to proceed during this continued global crisis. Sadly with no clear guidance in place, continued restrictions and for the protection of traders, volunteers, visitors and the residents of Alresford it was agreed there was no safe way to deliver this event face to face, even with limited numbers. We are all extremely disappointed that we are unable to hold this event and won’t see you all for a second year, but we know it's the right decision based on the information we  currently have.


However,  we do have good news. We are hosting the first ever virtual Watercress Festival!


We will share our plans for the all new "Watercress Week" in the coming weeks through a combination of videos and live streamed content including cookery demonstrations, recipe ideas, a socially distanced watercress eating competition and much more. There will also be the opportunity of visiting our traders via our website, with some offering Watercress Festival special deals. A timetable of events will be published on the website and via social media so do follow us.


We invite you to settle back with a watercress burger, your favourite watercress based tipple, in the sunshine and safety of your garden and experience the Watercress Festival slightly differently this year.


The team will be reaching out directly to existing traders with updates and trader applications for the 2022 festival will open in January 2022. The website and social media will be kept up to date with any new developments.


In the meantime, thanks for your patience and understanding - and we look forward to seeing you in the streets of Alresford on 15th May 2022.


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