Fickle Friday’s and Fun Festivals

Today is the start of a number of festivals, the Rickard’s BBQ festival, the Vintage Car festival, the Street Music festival, and also the opening of our new, covered, Grand Marché selling regional and seasonal products. You know the stuff, cheese and meats that make your mouth water, artisan-made breads and pastries, fresh fruit and veg from the region, and all things arty and edible.

So, of course, it’s raining. And I mean, peeing down in a steady, dull soaking wetness I think you get the picture.

And we’re due rain for, get it, the entire three days of these festivals. It never fails. You can almost guarantee wet weather will mess up the start of the summer festivals. It’s almost a given.

We were especially looking forward to a day out at both the BBQ fest and then, the vintage car fest, in which over a 1000 vintage cars will be on view—and there’s usually a lot of food and drink to go with this festival too, which is situated in one of the most picturesque spots in and around Québec City: the Montmorency Falls, with its stunning views looking out over the city, the river and the south shore.

The BBQ festival is on the new and improved festival site right next to where the new marché will be, which is kind of convenient fun. This whole weekend was shaping up to be one long indulgent food and drink extravaganza. Fiddlesticks!

I guess we could always wear our wellies, raincoats, and carry an umbrella but, you know, it’s not the same, is it? After all, this is the start of summer. Or, it’s supposed to be.

We’re all hoping the rain will have stopped by this evening as the festival site is open till 11pm tonight. We can but hope, right?

Anyway, folks, I’ll see you on the dry-side of the weekend. Have a good one yourself!

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  1. June 24, 2019

    BBQ & Cider fest! My sort of thing 😀 😀
    We have a cider & ale festival every july in the park near us, but it opens on Wendesdays and by the time we’d get there on saturday half the stuff is sold out and everything is ransacked :/

    • Alexandra
      June 24, 2019

      We love going too, and managed to get there for about an hour, in between the rain. There’s nothing better than eating ribs outdoors, with a great microbrewery beer with rain threatening! It seems fitting.

  2. June 14, 2019

    Send that rain our way, Alexandra. We need it, we want it. The thing I like most about BBQ is it tastes good either inside or out in the woods. Enjoy!

    • June 14, 2019

      Hey, you can have it all, Kenny! We’ve had the wettest April and May on record, and looks like we might get the wettest June too. 😉

      But yeah, BBQ tastes good wet or dry, indoors or out.

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