ALRESFORD WATERCRESS FESTIVAL
SUNDAY 19TH MAY 2019
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A FREE FESTIVAL FOR ALL THE FAMILY
On the third Sunday of May each year,
This beautiful market town becomes the site of a huge street festival. Over 80 stalls showcase the very best local food and drink producers. Others sell arts, crafts, jewellery and clothing, items for house, garden and much else besides. ( Link to official website can be found lower in this article. )
Well-known chefs demonstrate delicious watercress-inspired dishes. More adventurous visitors can take up the challenge of the World Watercress Eating Championships - now in the Guinness Book of World Records.
At 10.30am 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.
Find out more at the official Festival website