(NSN) Officials with the Town of Rosemère are inviting residents to attend the municipality’s first annual Harvest Festival on Saturday September 14 in front of the town library.
A full lineup of activities is planned, starting off with a public market featuring a number of local agricultural producers. The festivities will also include various family-friendly activities and live performances, as well as a medley of food trucks as of 1 p.m.
“Harvest Festival is a noteworthy addition to our community calendar,” said Mayor Eric Westram. “Besides offering a fun-filled program, the event was created to collect fresh fruit and vegetables and non-perishable goods for Moisson Laurentides.
“So why not enjoy yourselves and give back to the community at the same time?” he added. “Take advantage of the entertainment, activities and food trucks on site and help us gather food for people in need.”
There will be a honey harvesting workshop held in the library starting at 10:30 a.m. The town’s bees have been buzzing away all summer long in their hives at Hamilton House – and now is the time to reap the rewards of their hard work.
According to the town, the honey will also be used to make a variety of products that will be sold at Rosemère’s traditional holiday market, with proceeds going to Les Petits Plaisirs, a community organization providing respite care.
Detailed program: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., public market Featuring an array of local producers 10:30 a.m., honey harvesting workshop (Library). Noon, cooking demo – seasonal cuisine. 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., food trucks, roving performers, archery, face painting, live music.
The day’s program
5:30 p.m., Aquaphonie street theatre clown show. 6:30 p.m., Léonie Chouinard (Rosemère performer, winner of the 2019 Blainville en chansons contest). 7 p.m., African Folk Groove. 8 p.m., dancing in the street (programmed music).
Please note that on the day of the event, Grande-Côte Rd. will be blocked off to motorists between Adélard and Hector Streets from noon until 10 p.m. Local traffic will be rerouted to Labelle Street.