the Festival Western de Saint-Tite has been a true phenomenon of popular culture over the past 50 years, and the museum is celebrating this impressive run with an exhibit that will give visitors country and rodeo fevers.
What is the secret behind the enthusiasm of some 600,000 festival-goers, rodeo athletes and country artists who meet every year in this small community in the Mauricie region? How did a marketing operation by the G.A. Boulet Plant turn into the biggest western event in eastern Canada?
Entering the saloon doors of the exhibit, you embark on a journey to meet cowboys at heart and others who have made history at the festival. It is also an opportunity to learn about cowboy gear, country music, and rodeos inside giant horseshoes and a saloon.
The festival regulars will no doubt recognize people who have made history through their stories, the rodeo champions in archive photos, and the many products derived from the collections of the festival.
Children will also have a great time dressing up as cowboys and cowgirls, riding horses, and practising roping!
The exhibits allow you to discover why this village of 4,000 people in the Mauricie region attracts more than 600,000 visitors during its 10-day festival, making it the largest western event in eastern Canada!