On the weekend of August 26 the Chateauguay Valley Antique Association (CVAA) hosted its 36th annual Antique Show and Tractor Pull. CVAA member and former president René Labelle shares that they had about 3700 people attend the event over the two days, even though Saturday had slightly lower attendance than usual because of the wet weather. People came from across the Valley, Kamouraska and all over Quebec, and Eastern Ontario.
Unfortunately, the tractor pull had to be cancelled on Saturday due to the rain. The flea market also had to be moved so vendors could stay dry. The rest of the weekend went very well. The auction ran until after 7 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday, selling many antique items. There was also a high volume of campers at the event this year. The band Lost Highway played live music which was very much enjoyed by visitors.
Labelle shares that his favourite part of the weekend is “the tractor parade, when everyone drives around with their favourite tractor, and everybody gets to watch the parade go by. That, and the music.” Another member of the CVAA’s Board, Gary Ouimet, adds that he enjoys seeing people “having so much fun. So, you can look back and say you accomplished something, because you have all these people coming out here having fun.”