A lot of events are frequently organized in the surroundings of Talbot House, such as the music festivals Dranouter, Marktrock Poperinge and the Ieper Hardcore Fest, which have become increasingly more popular in the last couple of years.
Poperinge also offer a wide range of shops. In Poperinge there are several shops and boutiques that'll please you. On top of that, both Poperinge and Ypres organise a weekly market. On Friday morning in Poperinge and on Saturday morning in Ypres. The perfect opportunity to buy a local product or souvenir!
Some are fond of festivals, music or sports, and others like a good glass of Belgian beer. For those who are interested in the history and the production of regional Belgian beer, the Brewery of Sint-Bernardus or the Abbey of Sint-Sixtus West-Vleteren are definitely worth a visit. And of course, don't forget to try out the beers!
The region is also a true paradise for car and motorbike lovers: Once a year during the Ypres’ rally the city transforms into a resort of roaring engines and exhausts. Moreover, the different old-timer meetings, such as Watou’s Good Old Time(r), are gradually becoming a tradition.