Festival de l'Escaouette

Chéticamp's Annual Festival

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During the summer, visitors can share with the local residents a festive atmosphere in traditions and old customs.

2023 Schedule: August 3rd to August 6th

About the festival

Festival de l'EscaouetteIf we want to explain the definition of Escaouette we must refer back to Latin sources. In Latin, the word ESCA means "food". When our ancestors celebrated Candlemas, they mostly celebrated the feast of food, the Feast of the ESCA.

In 1976, Festival organizers unanimously chose a name typical of our region "The Festival de l’Escaouette", an Acadian cultural event in Chéticamp during the summer months. The goal of the Festival is to preserve and inform residents and visitors of our Acadian heritage, and strengthen ties between the Acadian cultural organizations of Chéticamp.