New Alresford Town Council


Annual 2015 Attractions.

For other events click on one of the links below

Days out with Thomas

3 - 12 April
Thomas the Tank Engine visits the Watercress Line

Watercress Festival

Sunday 17 May
A brilliant family day out, with something for all ages. Full details

Alresford Music Festival
Great range of music, suitable for families.
Saturday 6 June - Information

Sunday 21 June
Alresford 10k Road Race

Sunday 21 June
Bi-annual Duck Race

Saturday 5 September
The Alresford Show

Thursday 15 October
Fun Fair in Broad Street

Thursday 5 November
Torch light parade & Fireworks

Eel House open days
The Eel House astride the River Alre is open for eight days each year.

Admission free, donations welcome. Audio presentation and guides on hand.

Watercress Line special events 
All year round, great variety of themes and events for everyone.
Full information

Tourism Committee

This committee meets every three months and includes members nominated by the Chamber of Commerce and the Watercress Line, Winchester City Council Tourism Department and the Market Towns’ Development Officer. The committee is responsible for all issues that have a bearing on Tourism in the Town including the Watercress Festival, Hanging Baskets and Music Festival. The committees main purpose is to promote, support and encourage Tourism activities in Alresford.

Exhibitions and Displays

There are a number of displays and exhibitions about the town and the history of the town:

Current Projects:

Hanging Baskets

As ever the town will be decorated with the traditional summer Hanging Baskets and Up the Pole Planters, which will also be in Station Road this year. These displays have been a sight in our town for over 40 years, we are very proud of them, and believe the town would not look the same without them. If you would like to sponsor one of the Up the Pole Planters or have a Hanging Basket please contact the Town Council. Our thanks to the Sponsors and the hard work of the waterers.

Market Town Officer

Alresford along with three other local Towns are benefitting from the WCC Market Towns’ Development Officer Role. Creating one off special events in the town and working with our wide range of active local groups, this person continues to encourage Tourism and a shop locally message in our town. If you have any ideas you would like to put forward, please contact

Useful Links

Alresford Markets
Alresford Watercress Festival
Alresford Music Festival
Alresford Agricultural Show
Millennium Trail
About Alresford
Alresford Chamber of Commerce
Winchester Tourism