This is the schedule for 2023 - please bear in mind that times may change slightly.

Main Stage in Broad Street

  • 10:30    Alresford Ukulele Jam our very own local Ukulele Band              
  • 11:15    Sun Hill Juniors Song and Dance               
  • 11:30    Sussex Jazz Kings - classic jazz tunes          
  • 12:00    Pete Harris Trio South Coast Blues and foot-tapping rhythm  
  • 13:00    Sussex Jazz Kings - back with more jazz classics  
  • 14:00    TUTO Marcondes & BrazUKas  Rio Carnival-style performers   
  • 14:50    Watercress Awards - presentations
  • 15:00    Watercress Eating Championships – sign up from 14:30

West Street - in the street

  • 10:30    Godalming Brass  

St. John's Church

  • 10:30    Sun Hill Infants Song and Dance                                
  • 12:00    Godalming Brass 
  • 13:00    Mega Ukulele Jam singalong with Alresford Ukulele Jam 
  • 15:00    Winchester Rock Choir


"Barters Best 2023 "  - In memory of a dear friend the most awesome use of watercress competition has been renamed.  

The 2023 Winner was the amazing Watercress and Beef Burgers from Soles 

The AWF Raffle 2023 - Winners

  • £400 Cash First Prize - Ticket No 00707
  • Lainston Cookery Class - Ticket No 00715
  • Yeti Roadie Donated By Socal BBQ shop - Ticket No 00558
  • Gin selection hamper with donations from The River Test Gin, The Naked Grape, Remarkable Drinks & The Watercress Company. Also tour & tasting for 2 with Gorilla Gin! - Ticket No 0084
  • A priceless Experience Day at UK Wasabi farm, Tour and Tasting – along with some Wasabi Vodka and goodies. - Ticket No 0395
  • Mixed selection of 12 local beer from The Flowerpots Brewery - Ticket 00419
  • A selection of local “fizz” including a tour and tasting for 2 people at Hattingley Valley, with donations from Heresy - Ticket No: 00089
  • Kindly donated by The Watercress Line - A footplate ride (*) on the steam train from Ropley to Alresford return for 2 guests at next year’s Watercress Festival, including free parking at Ropley! - Ticket No: 00790
  • Hampshire Farmers Market Hamper – plenty of delicious local goodies Ticket 00212
  • Watercress BBQ hamper, fresh watercress, Watercress sausages & a bottle of Watercress Gin kindly donated by The Watercress Company - Ticket No 3714
  • An evening with Razor Ruddock. Worth £49 – donated by Alresford Football Club - Ticket No: 00562
  • A free flight and mini cheeseboard at the Raimes tasting barn on a Thursday or Friday – includes 3 different glasses to taste. - Ticket No: 00331

Charity Auction - following his demonstration Mark Hix will be auctioning off his Demo Dishes along with other items which include: 

  • £100 Voucher for Hix Restaurant
  • Watercress BBQ hamper worth £50, fresh watercress, Watercress sausages and a bottle of Watercress Gin
  • Experience day at UK Wasabi farm, Tour and Tasting

Watercress Eating Competition - this needs no introduction.  Sign up from 2.30 pm at the main stage to attempt to take down the champion! How quickly can you devour a bag of watercress with just a small bottle of water to wash it down. 

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