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, 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?