Fall festival in Rigaud offers many activities for kids

There will be animation, street performances, stationary music bikes that play music as you ride them, art workshops, pedal go-karts and more.



This October, Rigaud will host the 20th edition of the Festival des couleurs, Oct. 7-9, and will include live music, tasty treats, and lots of active fun for everyone. The event is held in two locations, Parc Chartier-De Lotbinière and Mont Rigaud, and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 7 and 8, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 9.

At Parc Chartier-De Lotbinière, festival activities include animation, street performances, stationary music bikes that play music as you ride them, art workshops, pedal go-karts and more. Kids over 5 can enjoy unlimited access to the activities for $5. Sucrerie de la Montagne will be on hand to provide guests with a sweet treat from the sugar shack. Kids can also go zip-lining at the Arbraska station.

At Mont Rigaud, families can unwind together at the panoramic picnic area overlooking the ski slopes, as well as enjoy live entertainment with bands like La Famille Soucy, Lendemain de ville and more. Helicopter tours, horseback riding and other activities are available for a fee. Certain activities will have special and reduced pricing: the ski lift is free for kids under 5 and $5 for kids aged 6-17, and mountain bikes are free for kids aged 3-5 and $10 for kids 6-17. Guests can only pay for these activities with cash.

There will also be an Arts and Culture Space that will exhibit the handmade artwork of over 30 local artists, as well as the Marché des Saveurs, which will offer food tastings and samples of local agricultural products.

Admission to both locations is free, but some activities require payment. There will be a free shuttle bus service to take families to and from each location, which are about a six-minute drive apart. Rigaud is about an hour’s drive from Montreal.

For more information, visit festivaldescouleurs.com.

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