What to do this weekend – September 15 to 17

Published on Sept 13, 2023

The month of September heralds the end of summer but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do as fall approaches. Far from it. This weekend is no exception!

Enjoy a landscape drenched in colour!

At this time of year, clad in their fall colours, the Eastern Townships are simply glorious! The region offers seasonal activities galore, many focused on the mountain resorts. Mont Sutton, Mont Orford and Bromont, montagne d’expériences, are all celebrating autumn. Visitors can enjoy activities such as live entertainment, food trucks, games for kids (to name just some of the festivities). Hike or take a chairlift to the top and admire the panoramic views. This is a wonderful time of the year. Don’t miss out!

The magic of Mother Nature surrounds you wherever you travel around our scenic region. In addition to the mountains, there are many other places to admire her handiwork. The following is a list of 30 areas that offer the most spectacular “leaf peeping” in the Townships.

Fall festivals and activities | Every weekend | September 16 - October 15

Sample one (or more!) local beers

Are you a beer lover? If so, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of beers manufactured by the microbreweries that are participating in the La Grande Coulée Festival. Held at the base (and the peak) of Mont Orford, the multiday beerfest features a collection of tasting tents and stalls where you can sample local (and regional) brews, amid a party ambience, augmented by live entertainment.

Festival Grande Coulée | Friday, September 15 at 4pm to Sunday, September 17 at 6pm | Mont Orford | For further information

Experience illuminated Sherbrooke by night

This year marks the 9th edition of Sherbrooke’s Rivières de Lumières Festival. Visitors can enjoy strolling around the site, attend a workshop on how to make their own lantern(s) or visit a night market with stalls manned by local artisans and merchants – all cast in the glow of dozens and dozens of illuminations. A “River of Light”, not to be missed!

Rivières de lumières | September 13 - 16 | Lac des Nations | Sherbrooke | For further information

Savour the tasty treats of the fall season

The arrival of fall means that comfort food is once more on the menu…On Sunday, September 17, the Festival de la tarte aux pommes at the Missisquoi Museum in Stanbridge will be showcasing one of the most popular dishes at this time of year – namely the oh-so-irresistible apple pie! Tuck into a portion at the Museum and enjoy spending the day there with your family – historic exhibits, stalls, kids’ activities and a picnic area.

Festival de la tarte aux pommes | Sunday, September 17 | 1pm - 4pm | Musée Missisquoi | Stanbridge East | For more information

Admire the work of local artists

The Promenade des arts in Cowansville is an annual event during which local artists display their work. (Some also paint onsite, allowing art-lovers to watch them in action!) This is the 13th edition of the outdoor art show and more than 20 exhibitors will be taking part. Visitors can also try their hand at a collective work, go to a musical performance or tuck into a meal in the Gourmet Zone. It’s a great opportunity to support local artists!

Promenade des arts | Sunday, September 17 | 10am - 5pm | Parc Centre-ville |Cowansville | For more information

You should read

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