18th-Century Public Market

Montreal Event

29 to 30 August 2009
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
FREE

A trip back to the heart of Montreal’s first public market!

Over the course of a weekend, take a trip back in time to find yourself in the company of farmers, craftspeople, and entertainers as they existed in 1750, at the time of Montreal’s very first public marketplace. A not-to-be-missed event in Old Montreal, Pointe-à-Callière’s 18th Century Public Market is a unique experience, a festive marketplace that retains its agricultural role while offering an array of historical activities and presentations in an atmosphere unique to New France.

Discerning gourmets will be delighted to taste authentic 18th century products and goods: wild fruit jams and jellies, maple products, buckwheat pancakes, cheese, sausage, cider, and even spruce beer.

Along with storytellers, musicians, and artisans, the Public Market is host to plenty of other activities involving some one hundred figures enthusiastically re-enacting period scenes. A military regiment and a native encampment will also be part of the festivities. The Public Market also gives children the opportunity to dress up, discover French games from the era, and play soldier by taking part in a parade.

Hugs and Biscuits
Evelyne