Fes­ti­val des cou­leurs in bloom this wee­kend

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The 13th an­nual Fes­ti­val des cou­leurs will be on dis­play in all its glo­ry this Thanks­gi­ving wee­kend in Rigaud.

As in years past or­ga­ni­zers pro­mise the fes­ti­val, being held Oc­to­ber 9 and 10, will of­fer new events and ex­pe­riences. A lon­gheld tra­di­tion for ma­ny is a ride up the chair lift at Mont Rigaud ski hill in or­der to view the chan­ging of the leaves from a hi­gher van­tage point.

In ad­di­tion, the fes­ti­val will in­clude he­li­cop­ter rides, a flea mar­ket boas­ting fresh pro­duce, meats, breads, wines and cheeses, among a host of other foods. There will be crafts, air­bounce rides and face pain­ting for chil­dren, mu­sic, a pet­ting zoo and po­ny and hor­se­back rides du­ring the two days.

Na­ture and ad­ven­ture en­thu­siasts can work off tur­key meals with a hike along Rigaud’s fa­med 25 ki­lo­metre wal­king trail, L’es­ca­pade, while others can en­joy tree-top ad­ven­tures of a dif­ferent kind at two zi­pline bu­si­nesses in Rigaud.

Or­ga­ni­zers have al­so put to­ge­ther an out­door trea­sure hunt of sorts that will fea­ture a tra­di­tio­nal folk­lo­ric Que­bec cha­rac­ter ac­ting as a guide.

Ma­ny or­ga­ni­zed events are free while others will be of­fe­red for a fee.

Most ac­ti­vi­ties will be held in and around Rigaud and shut­tle buses will be avai­lable both days bet­ween 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion, call 450 451-0869, ext. 270 or go to in­fo@ fes­ti­val­des­cou­leurs.com.

Rigaud’s Fes­ti­val des cou­leurs will take place this wee­kend.

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