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The Festival western de Saint-Tite
is an annual event held in September, in Saint-Tite
Saint-Tite is a town in Quebec province, Canada, north of Trois-Rivières; its name is the French name for Saint Titus. Its chief industries are forestry and leather production. It is best known, though, for the Festival Western de Saint-Tite, which developed from a rodeo inaugurated in 1967 to...
Quebec or is a province in east-central Canada. It is the only Canadian province with a predominantly French-speaking population and the only one whose sole official language is French at the provincial level....
It developed from a rodeo inaugurated in 1967 to promote the leather industry.
It hosts a major rodeo
Rodeo is a competitive sport which arose out of the working practices of cattle herding in Spain, Mexico, and later the United States, Canada, South America and Australia. It was based on the skills required of the working vaqueros and later, cowboys, in what today is the western United States,...
competition, along with other cultural events.
Voted "Best Outdoor Rodeo in North America" since 1999, St-Tite's festival, now in its 42nd edition, attracts around 450,000 visitors every year.