Published on Sep 28, 2022

What to do this weekend – September 30-October 2

Local farmers are harvesting their crops and winemakers are gathering grapes – evidence that the fall season is well underway! Here are some suggestions for enjoying this colourful time of the year.

Cultural events in Eastman and Magog

This year, two popular cultural events - Journées de la culture and Eastman en couleurs - are both offering truly festive programs! Eastman’s “colourful celebrations” include a cinema-piano concert, musical performances, a giant fresco, yoga, tai-chi, shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) and a treasure hunt. The events are geared to young and old and are being held at three venues in this picturesque community - part of the Townships’ network of Coeur Villageois. For further details, check out the schedule. By the way, the activities are free!

During the Journées de la Culture (Cultural Days), Magog’s Merry House is running workshops that are open to the general public. Painters, authors and composers will be onsite, creating works inspired by this historic house-cum-museum.

September 30 and October 1 and 2 | Maison Merry | 11am- 4pm

Drop by the Orford Festive Harvest

In celebration of local culture and the fall harvest, La Moisson Festive is taking place on Saturday in the hamlet of Orford (also known as Cherry River). There will be a full day of fun activities and attractions – a poetry trail, a “liars” competition (during which the audience has to determine whether or not participants are fibbing!), historical plaques, live entertainment, a creative workshop and food stalls featuring local produce. Beer and local art are also on the agenda!

October 1, 2022 |Rivière-aux-Cerises Park, Orford Village (Cherry River) | 10am-9pm

Explore Granby and Waterloo by bike

Round up the family for an outing along the Artria cultural loop – a section of the Estriade bike trail. Along the way, you’ll cycle past many points of interest, including some 60 large works of art, a national park and a nature interpretation centre. One of our associates, Jessica Bélisle, has ridden the Astria trail and she describes her experiences in this blog.

Gather the bounty of the land!

Right now, the region’s orchards are groaning with fruit and berries – the veritable bounty of the land! A number of places where you can pick your own produce (pears, raspberries, apples, pumpkins, grapes etc.) are currently open to the public. To find the U-Pick venues and their opening hours, check out the following article.

Entertainment and activities at Parc du Mont Bellevue

Saturday marks the launch of Bellevue en couleurs – a celebration of the fall colours that takes place over the next couple of weekends. There will be food trucks, musicians and artisans onsite and visitors can enjoy activities such as archery, an outdoor movie, mountain biking, cardio workouts and rides on a ski lift to admire Sherbrooke’s fall colours from the summit of Mont Bellevue. If you’re lucky enough to be there on a cloudless night, you can admire a cavalcade of stars, twinkling across the city skies.

Parc du Mont-Bellevue | October 1-2 and October 8-9, 2022 | Free of charge

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