On Saturday Oct. 19, the Bishop’s University Students’ Representative Council is organizing its first ever country festival on the university’s campus. The event will include a fair in the quad in the afternoon with a variety of activities open to the local community, followed by a ticketed concert in the evening. “The student population at Bishop’s is really into country music,” explained Véronic St-Cyr, one of the organizers of the festival, “We have had country music nights in the past and they all sold out. We wanted to tailor the festival to our students.” For their first edition of what they have called CountryFest, the SRC will be transforming the Quad into a country fair where activities will be taking place throughout the afternoon for the entire family. “It is in the quad from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday and we are inviting the entire community to join. It will be family friendly.” Amongst some of the activities taking place include a mechanical bull ride, hamster ball races, a petting zoo, a blow up obstacle course, pumpkin decorating and much more. There will also be a food truck on site to satisfy everyone’s appetites. See full story in the Friday, Oct. 18 edition of The Record.
By Taylor McClure, Special to The Sherbrooke Record