What to do this weekend – September 4-7

The long Labour Day weekend is coming up and we have a number of suggestions on how to spend it – by stopping at one of our public markets, visiting a museum, wandering through an apple orchard, planning an outing to Coaticook….

Fresh garlic

The harvest is in full swing and this year, the Marché Locavore (Locavore Market) in Racine is once again running the Festiv'AIL, showcasing the many varieties of garlic grown in Quebec. The Garlic Festival has become something of a tradition and nine producers will be on hand (along with other local food growers) offering recipes and dishes featuring this fragrant bulb. And make sure you visit ALL the stalls, so you can fill up your basket to the brim!

Saturday, September 5 (9am-1pm) | Marché Locavore de Racine


‘Tis the apple picking season…

The region’s orchards are groaning with apples and now’s the time to pick this delectable fruit. Several varieties are ready for harvesting and a number of orchards offer U-Pick opportunities, among them Verger Champêtre in Granby (Sunrise apples); Le Gros Pierre (Jersey Mac), Cidrerie Verger Ferland (Paula Red) and Verger La Pommalbonne (also Paula Red) in Compton. For further information on where to pick apples, take a look at our section on orchards and cider makers.

Plan an evening of culture

No doubt it’s been a while since you’ve attended a live show but here’s some good news! The Granada Theatre in Sherbrooke and the Vieux Clocher in Magog, have both come out with programs featuring a line-up of comedians and musical performers. Time, at last, to plan an evening of culture!


Visit a museum – free of charge!

This Sunday, Sherbrooke’s Musée d'histoire (Historical Museum), the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum) and the Musée de la nature et des sciences (Museum of Nature and Science – MNS2), as well as the Beaulne Museum in Coaticook and the Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier in Valcourt, are all offering free entry to visitors. Take advantage of this freebie to soak up an entire day of culture!

Discover Coaticook’s magical fairyland

Follow in the footsteps of Ariane Arpin-Delorme, one of our collaborators, as she describes her nocturnal wanderings though Foresta Lumina, Coaticook’s magical fairyland, in the heart of a spectacular gorge. To read the account of her visit to Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, click here.

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