Published on Oct 5, 2022

What to do this weekend – October 7-10

The Thanksgiving Weekend is coming up and that means an extra day to enjoy fall festivities! Here are some suggestions:

A fabulous foodie trip to celebrate the fall harvest!

The Virée Gourmande des Comptonales is a gourmet route featuring 50 food producers and artisans who will be showcasing the bounty of the fall harvest. A (free) shuttle bus takes visitors around the various agritourism establishments - Fromagerie La Station, Cidrerie de Compton, Verger Le Gros Pierre, Érablière du Village and Domaine Ives Hill.

On Thanksgiving Monday, there will a Harvest Market (Grande Marché des récoltes) at the Lions Park, featuring more than 25 food producers.

October 8 and 9: Virée gourmande des Comptonales | Buy wristbands online | October 10: Grande Marché des récoltes

A Bavarian-style Oktoberfest

La Confrérie Artisans Brasseurs is organizing its very first Oktoberfest with all the traditional elements you would expect from this popular autumn celebration - Bavarian music, an outdoor fire and specialty beers. An entry ticket to the microbrewery includes a bock and a lager beer, brewed especially for this German-themed occasion. Prosit!

Sunday, October 9 | 5pm | Book your tickets online

Join the vanlife community for the last time

Want to prolong the roadtrip season? Go Van (an online magazine) invites vanlifers to hit the road for a final get-together (Family & Friends) before storing their RV, camper or converted van for the winter. Join fellow vanlifers for two nights of camping at Pura Vida Lodge & SUP. Onsite, there will be a farmers market, local food producers, live entertainment, a DJ, food trucks, paddleboarding (SUP) and more.

October 7-9 | Buy tickets online |

Take advantage of the fall colors

No matter what kinds of activities you like doing, the fall is certainly the best season to enjoy them to the max! The Thanksgiving Weekend is a wonderful time of year, when you can admire the changing leaves and the stunning beauty of our landscapes. Cycling, walking through the forest, hiking in the mountains or just sitting on a terrace enjoying a drink – all are enhanced by having a colourful backdrop of nature’s making.

Our special feature will give you some suggestions about the best places for activities amid the fall colours.

Celebrating words in their many forms…

As part of the ‘Month of Literature’, Les Correspondances d'Eastman will be presenting an original musical theatre performance by the Théâtre de l'Oeil Ouvert, themed around the life and work of Clémence DesRochers. This multitalented, award-winning actress and author was born locally, but she is known throughout Canada. Want to know more about Les Correspondances D'Eastman? Watch our following video hosted by the charismatic Jean-Philippe Dion.

Saturday, October 7 | 8pm | Buy tickets online

Fall activities at Maison du Granit

Throughout Thanksgiving Sunday, all kinds of attractions will be onsite at Maison du Granit – pumpkin carving, musical performances, a food stall, a harvest market and a bar (to name a few). Bring some friends, your family or significant other. You’re all sure to have fun!

October 9 | La maison du Granit | Free of charge

Family-friendly fun in the Coaticook Valley

Perhaps you didn’t get around to all the things you wanted to do this summer? Well, you might like to know that two popular venues are still be open this weekend (before the season ends), namely, Foresta Lumina at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook and Acoatica at Parc Découverte Nature. Family fun for everyone!

Foresta Lumina: Open 8 and 9 October

Parc Découverte Nature: Open 8, 9 and 10 October

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