A welcome return from the Magog Harvest Festival

Ginette Martel and Richard Durand from Quebec took advantage of Saturday to join in the festivities at Pointe Merry in Magog. It’s been several times that we come to the harvest, explains Ms. Martel cheerfully. It is the discovery of flavors in food and wine that brings them to Lake Memphremagog.

The festival has been welcoming visitors like Richard and Ginette for almost 30 years. Once again, thousands of participants are expected this year. The latter will be able to enjoy the musical performances offered on the site and more than 80 kiosks. ‘fun“,”text”:”On vit cela un peu comme toutes les autres choses qui ont fait un retour, c’est l’fun”}}”>We live it a bit like all the other things that have made a comeback, it’s thefunmentions Yann from Montérégie.

The good weather was there on Saturday.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Arianne Béland

If the visitors are delighted with this return, the exhibitors too. This is the case of the owner of Wicked MixAlex Martin who has been responding for several years. ans que l’on ne t’a pas vu”. On avait même de petites commandes téléphoniques que les gens venaient chercher. Donc oui, c’est vraiment de revoir les gens”,”text”:”Il y a plein de gens que l’on revoit qui nous disent : ”Cela fait deuxans que l’on ne t’a pas vu”. On avait même de petites commandes téléphoniques que les gens venaient chercher. Donc oui, c’est vraiment de revoir les gens”}}”>There are plenty of people we see again who tell us: ”It’s been two years since we’ve seen you”. We even had small phone orders that people would pick up. So yeah, it’s really to see people againsays the latter.

The atmosphere also charmed new exhibitors such as the owner of the company Little Mountaineer, Eve Lussier-Roy. People are happy. They have a small glass of wine of course. It’s festive, with a smile on your face. It’s great fun.

The good comments from the participants are a delight for the general manager of the event, Roxanne Bourgault. The latter said feverish, excited, enthusiastic and above all very happy.

However, this return will have represented a big risk according to Ms. Bourgault. We changed a lot of things. COVID has brought this, she explains. Regulars of the Fête des vendanges will have noticed that the big tent has instead given way to several small tents where visitors circulate outside. We wanted to respect people in their decisions to wear the mask or not, to be close or not. So the country formula like this, I think it turned out to be the best solutionsays the general manager.

Two visitors look into each other's eyes, a glass in their hands.

The smiles were visible at Pointe Merry on Saturday.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Arianne Béland

Visitors can also access the site for free. In addition to the long weekend, the Harvest Festival continues on September 10 and 11.

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