Published on Aug 3, 2022

What to do this weekend – August 5-7

This year, you’ve probably noticed that all kinds of festivities have returned! You can once more enjoy country fairs, live entertainment, dancing, antique sales…. the list goes on. It’s hard to choose! For those who prefer to spend their downtime in a peaceful, bucolic setting, we’ve got some suggestions for that as well.

Celebrate! At one festival after another….

This weekend, you can choose between:

The Coaticook Valley Exhibition
Food, country dancing, axe throwing, demolition derby, tractor pulling, games for children… This Expo is a long-standing tradition, now in its 44th year! (August 5-7.)

The Caribbean Art Festival of Magog
Showcasing the rich art and culture of the Caribbean with exhibitions, shows and a gourmet fair. Close to Magog’s municipal beach (Friday to Sunday).

This is the first Magog Vintage Expo but it’s sure to be a resounding success! With more than 200 exhibitors and sellers (antiques, flea market, crafts, collectibles, etc.), lovers of objects from the past (and there are many of those people!) will discover lots of interesting artefacts from times gone by.

A parade to mark the 25th anniversary of Festival des Traditions du Monde
On Sunday, the streets of Sherbrooke will come alive with music and dazzling colour, when more than 200 artists from all walks of life will be parading through downtown. The parade leaves from the corner of Portland and Jacques-Cartier (2pm-4pm).

Take the easy way to the top of Mont Orford

The Mont Orford hybrid lift will be open every day, from 11am to 4pm (until Sunday). Admire the spectacular countryside as you are lifted skywards, then chill on the terrace at the foot of the ski slopes, after you come back down!

Tour local markets and meet our artisans

The local markets are in full swing and, in addition to being able to stock up on delicious things to eat, you can find a host of beautiful, handcrafted items made by local artisans. Check out our suggestions right here.

A floral feast

Pack a picnic with some friends, your significant other or another member of your family and head for East Angus. (It’s 20 minutes from Sherbrooke.) There you’ll find Les Jardins Vivace de Fernand – a colorful garden with more that 100,000 plants (including 2,300 different kinds of perennials). A wonderful spot for tucking into an al fresco meal, surrounded by the beauty of nature.

A starry night to remember at the top of Mont-Ham

Picnic and Perseids, organized by Tourisme tripatif is a unique, all-inclusive event. Based on the cost for two people ($175 plus tax), it includes dinner, a campsite, the use of the walking trails and access to the Abenaki area. As a bonus, you might be lucky to spot hundreds of shooting stars because this is the time of the Perseides. If so, don’t forget to make lots of wishes - as tradition demands!

Mont Ham Regional Park | August 9 and August 20 | Space is limited so book right away!

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