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Mauricie: festivities of all types

As it is the case everywhere in the province, people of Mauricie enjoy celebrating all year long. The region has thus organised some events of great interest during fall season. Among other things, those events will make you discover the beauty of the words, different ways of life and new food products.

You will be able to taste beer made out of buckwheat, meet true cowboys and cowgirls and read the “sweet” words of poems displayed around the wall of the city.

Time of harvesting
Farm tourism is very much present in the Mauricie region. Some activities have been set during the harvesting period which can last some days or many weeks according to the crop. It is the case with Délices d’automne which lasts 3 days from the end of August to the start of September in Trois-Rivières. You will be able to discover loads of local products of Québec thanks to around fifty stands set up on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. In October, the Festival de la Galette de Sarrasin in Louiseville takes over. There, you will discover all the products which can be made trough the buckwheat cereal, from beer to the famous buckwheat pancakes.

Mauricie : festivités en tout genre

The Cowboy’s Spirit
Thrill-seekers will not want to miss the rodeo competition which will take place at the famous Festival Western St-tite. And the festival is not only about the eternal fight between man and beast, it is also and mostly the biggest gathering of country dancing in Quebec. During the ten days of the event in September, the small town of Saint-Tite will become the “place to be” in Mauricie with thousands of visitors.

You can also enjoy less dangerous activities than the rodeo with Défi Vélo Mag in Shawinigan. On September 20, hundreds of cyclists will cycle through paths varying from 30 to 105 km in this cycling event. If however, you do not feel like Lance Armstrong on that day, you are more than welcome to come and cheer up the cyclists on the finish line. There is no doubt that they will be more than happy to hear shouts of encouragement.

Mauricie : festivités en tout genre

Rhythmic or rhyme words?
For all of you who prefer playing with words rather than bulls, you will not be disappointed by the programme of two great events gaining in popularity which highlight poetry and folktales.

In Trois-Rivières, fans of the oral traditions will be charmed by the festival de contes et légendes des trois rivières. For two days in September, folktales and fables are on the menu of this festival taking place inside an old inn with a design remembering the 18th century. And from October 3 to 12, hundreds of poets from all over the world gather in Trois-Rivières for festival International de la Poésie to offer you poetry evenings. The poets and their poems can be found all over the city in pubs and cafés.

As you can see, all your 5 senses will be pleased of their visit of the Mauricie region. Your sight will be amazed by the rodeo, your hearing will be delighted with poetry, your touch will like shaking the hands of festival-goers like you, your voice will be glad to cheer the highly motivated cyclist and finally, your sense of smell will enjoy the aromas of the local food.


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