3 festivals to make the most of fall in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region

3 festivals to make the most of fall in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region

Featured Events, August 29, 2022 2022-08-29
Rendez-vous des Grandes Gueules © Rendez-vous des Grandes Gueules

Fall is shaping up to be a busy season on the cultural scene in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region! Many festivals and events will be injecting a dose of vitality in the region, delighting festival-goers from all around. Here are three happenings to note in your agenda for a fall season that is rich with festivities, flavours and stories.

Bière Fest
Le Bière Fest in Bas-Saint-Laurent, photo credit: Patric Nadeau

Beer and good food in Rimouski and Rivière-du-Loup

Bière Fest is not only an event showcasing the best local microbreweries, but also an opportunity to make great culinary discoveries in a festive atmosphere. This celebration of local brewing talent is back this year and will take place at Parc Beauséjour in Rimouski from September 8 to 10. It will then move to Parc Blais in Rivière-du-Loup to continue from September 15 to 17. Musical performances will also be paired with the tastings: don't miss duo SEB & JESS who will interpret the great blues and rock 'n' roll classics on September 8 and 16!

The bounty of the forest in Kamouraska

Local products and rich flavours will be featured at the Festival des champignons forestiers du Kamouraska. This celebration of wild mushrooms will be held at Camp musical Saint-Alexandre from September 16 to 18. Foodies and amateur foragers alike are invited to take part in a variety of activities to discover this local delicacy. The program includes a five-course mycological feast, a foray into forest fungi foraging, a tasting with a local umami specialist, a mushroom market with fifteen or so booths, and much more. It's a festival not to be missed for surprising culinary discoveries.

Festival des champignons forestiers du Kamouraska
Photo credit: Festival des champignons forestiers du Kamouraska

Tall tales and stories in Trois-Pistoles

From October 2 to 9, storytellers from Quebec and other French-speaking parts of the world will gather once again this year for the 26th edition of the Rendez-vous des Grandes Gueules. It will be an opportunity to hear the fascinating tales of great storytellers and to discover the talented newcomers, for whom this event offers an extraordinary platform. Far from being only spectators, festival-attendees are immersed in colourful stories that will make you laugh, cry and think, and become more familiar with oral traditions from around the world.

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