Make Delicious Discoveries in the Eastern Townships!
Destinations to explore, August 14, 2017 2017-08-14
Photo: Fête des vendanges Magog-Orford
Crédit photo: Fête des vendanges Magog-Orford

Take advantage of harvest season and go on a gourmet getaway; the Townships know how to cater to foodies! Attend the very popular Fête des vendanges in early September to celebrate the harvest, then continue your trip by loading up on fresh fruits and vegetables and savouring one-of-a-kind products in this charming region.

Wine, homegrown food and more at the Fête des vendanges

On September 2, 3, 4, 9 and 10, you are invited to the Fête des vendanges Magog-Orford, the largest gourmet festival in the province. This celebration of local flavours showcases 300 products to discover, wine-, beer- and spirits-tasting workshops, a daily culinary workshop for kids as well as shows, food trucks and even yoga classes. Enjoy the many cooking demonstrations and learn new techniques you can apply to your own dishes!

Go fruit-picking! Photo: Le Cep d'Argent
Go fruit-picking! Photo: Le Cep d'Argent

Food tourism and pick-your-own produce

Quebec’s famous strawberry season is coming to an end, but there are still lots of fruits and vegetables in the orchards and gardens of the Eastern Townships. In late August, September and even until October, you can still find raspberries, blueberries, pears, and of course, apples! See the calendar from Créateurs de saveurs to know when each fruit is in season and plan your fruit-picking outing before it’s too late!

Finish off with a country picnic

Choose a park, a lake, a field or an orchard. Then, gather your gourmet finds of the day and prepare a delicious picnic! By combining what you’ve found at the cheese shops, bakeries, vineyards, grocery stores and other food shops in the Eastern Townships, you’ll have everything you need to create a remarkable feast.

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