After a year of absence, festival-goers are finally back in Saint-Tite for the Western Festival.

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Despite the public health rules which prohibit in particular the kiosks of itinerant vendors, festival-goers were very happy to find the unique atmosphere of the festival in Saint-Tite.

Organizers, who had to juggle at the last minute with new restrictions this week, breathed a huge sigh of relief. “We have worked hard for 23 months, especially in recent weeks, so finally people are coming!” Said Pascal Lafrenière, director general of the festival.

Although public health measures have discouraged many festival-goers, those who remain intend to take advantage. “It’s a campground in the background, it’s a new gang, and we know people, it’s fun,” laughed a man who has come from Beauce. Further on, a couple from Lac Saint-Jean did not want to miss the party. “We were bored! There wasn’t one last year, we couldn’t wait to come back! ”

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