What to do this weekend – October 12-14

In certain areas, the fall colours are just starting to peak and now is the time to enjoy this remarkable display of nature. In addition to the changing trees, there are lots of other things going on around the region. Here’s a sampling:

Sherbrooke met la table

For the next couple of weeks, during the Sherbrooke met la table event, 25 restaurants will be offering special menus. This initiative is designed to encourage diners to sample some of the city’s top restaurants such as Lo Ré, O Chevreuil, Overflow and Auguste. The Sherbrooke food event runs from October 11-25 and the cost ranges between $15-$20 (for lunch) and $25-$35 (for dinner). Time to tempt your taste buds!


40th edition of the Salon du livre de l’Estrie

Once more, this annual event has a great line-up of literary events and creative luminaries (think Guillaume Perreault, Patrick Senécal, Hélène Dorion, Francine Ruel, Marcel Sabourin…) Book signings, discussion panels, workshops for kids etc. A must for culture vultures!

If you’re a literary type, there’s another opportunity to indulge your passion this weekend. Starting on Thursday, October 11 (until October 14) the Knowlton Literary Festival will feature a number of book-related events. The Honorary Patron of the lit fest is award-winning crime writer, Louise Penny.

Sutton en blues kicks off

On Saturday, the Auberge des Appalaches will be resonating to the cool sound of the blues – the first in a series of concerts. The Sutton en blues event kicks off on October 13 (until November 17) with a performance by celebrated harmonica player Guy Bélanger. Don’t miss out! Book one of these Saturdays right now!


The fall foliage is peaking!

Throughout the region, the fall colours are reaching their peak. If you haven’t yet seen them, now is the time! Take a look at our evolving “fall colour calendar”, which will tell you the best location at any given time and our articles that feature 30 stunning places to admire colours!


La balade des clochers – a trip around the Townships churches

Guided visits, concerts, church services, tastings, exhibitions… This weekend, lay aside some time to visit some of the many churches that dot the Townships’ landscape. They represent the region’s rich cultural heritage, manifested in everything from the varying styles of architecture to beautiful works of art.

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