Celebrating the Watercress Festival with Crawfords and Manitou: A Day of Fun, Food, and Community

We are thrilled and honoured to be one of the proud sponsors of the annual Watercress Festival, a remarkable event that attracts thousands of visitors to the charming town of New Alresford in Hampshire.

As part of our sponsorship, Crawfords and Manitou are providing two Manitou Telehandlers to proudly hold the Festival Banner high in the air, symbolising our commitment to supporting this beloved local festival.

The Watercress Festival is a celebration of all things watercress, showcasing the versatility and nutritional value of this leafy green in various delectable forms. The heart of the Georgian town of New Alresford is transformed into a bustling and family-friendly festival hub, with streets closed to traffic, allowing visitors ample space to explore and enjoy the festivities.

This lively festival offers something for everyone. Explore the vibrant street markets and indulge in mouthwatering food and drink from a wide array of stalls. World-class chefs grace the festival with captivating cookery demonstrations, tantalising your taste buds with culinary inspiration. Don’t miss the Hampshire Farmers Market, where you can savour the finest local produce and artisanal creations. The “Kids Zone” promises delightful activities such as falcon displays and circus skills, ensuring a fun-filled day for the little ones.

One of the festival’s highlights is the thrilling Watercress Eating Championship, taking place on the main stage at 15:00. Hosted by the entertaining Paul Rees, this event is a must-see as participants compete to consume as much watercress as possible, bringing laughter and excitement to the crowd.

The Watercress Festival runs from 10:00 to 16:00, and while the festival is free to attend, parking charges do apply. As a not-for-profit enterprise, the festival raises funds for numerous local groups and charities, making it an essential community gathering that promotes goodwill and camaraderie.

Join us in celebrating the wonderful world of watercress at the Watercress Festival in New Alresford, Hampshire. Experience the joy of community spirit, savor delicious food, and create unforgettable memories. Immerse yourself in this exceptional event that showcases the vibrant culture and culinary delights of the region.

For more information about the Watercress Festival, visit https://www.watercressfestival.org/

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