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- Dog friendly
- Open all year
- Wheelchair accessible
On Family Day in February FREE EVENT Outdoors: Cross Country Skiing, tobogganing, snowshoeing, bonfire Indoors: Children’s activities, live music with Mark Despault and friends, heart-warming chili, hot chocolate, tea and coffee Bring your instrument along and join in on the musical “Kitchen Party Jam.” Where: Sandbanks Provincial Park (Maple Rest Heritage House on County Road 12) Sponsored by The Friends of Sandbanks
Sandbanks, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Early in December. Wellington’s Annual Holiday Celebration and Parade! A whole weekend of enjoyment! Hosted by the Wellington Recreation Committee
Saturday Oct 7 and Sunday Oct 8, 2017 11 AM to 5 PM, rain or shine! Join us Thanksgiving weekend for our annual Scarecrow Festival and make your own scarecrow to take home for just $25. Fall family fun doesn’t get much better than this! All proceeds support the Firelight Lantern Festival www.firelightfest.blogspot.ca. Location: Small Pond Arts 337 Clarke Rd Picton, ON Details at www.smallpondarts.ca
337 Clarke Rd., Picton, Ontario
Enjoy the music, the clowns, the marching bands and all the fun of the big parade. Main Street will be closed at 1:00 p.m. so pick your spot and settle in for the big parade. It begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends with the arrival of Santa himself! Parade is along Main Street, Picton – from McFarland Drive to Main & Talbot Streets. Stuck at home? Follow the parade at www.facebook.com/PictonSantaClausParade. Participants are asked to arrive at 12pm to muster prior to the parade.
September 8-10, 2017 the first weekend after Labour Day One of the oldest agricultural fairs in Canada. Demo Derby, Midway, Music, Professional Wrestling, Horse, Cow and Steer shows, Flowers & Vegetables, Tractor & Horse pulls Location: Picton Fairgrounds 375 Main St. East, Hwy # 49 Picton, Ontario Visit www.pictonfair.org to see the full program.
375 Main Street East, Picton, Ontario, Canada
Milford Fair Grounds on County Rd. 17 in the village of Milford. 70+ Years and going strong, the Milford Fair is a lovely reminder of a simpler time and a true agricultural fair. No midway, but the kids will love the dog show and petting zoo! One of the best parades in The County, face painting, exhibits local entertainment all day. Back again by popular demand, is the “County Folk Chucking Stuff” games. Chucking corn and cast iron frying pans – closest to the stake – and the sheath chucking which is an 8 pound bag of hay tossed over a pole which gets higher and higher. Visit southmarysburghmirror.com/milford-fair for details. Contact Bruce Dowdell 613.476.8891
A Top 100 Ontario Festival! Featured at multiple locations A self-directed, two-day celebration, with pancake breakfasts, tours of maple bushes, sugar shack demonstrations, music, dancing, shopping, fine dining, family activities, and so much more. Enjoy pancake breakfasts with fresh maple syrup, taffy on snow, s’mores, petting zoos, BBQ sausages, fire trucks, lumberjack show, artisan vendors, wineries and more. Celebrate the first harvest of the season in Prince Edward County.
Prince Edward County, Ontario
At Sandbanks Provincial Park August at Sandbanks Provincial Park, Lakeshore Lodge Day Use Area Join us for this popular annual 1890’s style picnic, with games, lemonade and corn at the site of the old Lakeshore Lodge on West Point. This event is organized by the Friends of Sandbanks. If you plan to come to The County during this week, then attending the Lakeshore Lodge Day is the “must” day to visit. For many years, the Park has sponsored this family-fun day, based on activities that happened in the 1890’s at the site of the former Lakeshore Lodge. Park staff dress in period garb, and games for all ages are encouraged! Three-legged races, egg-and-spoon races, nail-hammering, tug-o-wars and more, are just a few of the activities that recreate the activities of tourists who spent their holidays at the “coolest spot” in Prince Edward County almost a century ago at the Lakeshore Lodge. Local farm-fresh corn and lemonade are on offer at great prices, and Sandbanks Park staff dress and act the 1890’s part! Volunteers from the Friends of Sandbanks and the Prince Edward County Museums will be present… please feel free to ask them anything about the amazing history of the area! […]
Lakeshore Lodge DayAugust. Popular annual 1890's style picnic at the site of the old Lakeshore Lodge.
Lakeshore Lodge @ Sandbanks, Prince Edward County, Ontario
November Crystal Palace, 375 Main St. Picton A magical celebration for the whole community, including a procession down Main Street, a dance party, a whole lot of handmade lanterns, and YOU! Costumes encouraged! Find out about our lantern-building workshops at www.firelightfest.blogspot.ca
375 Main Street East, Picton, Ontario, Canada
Outstanding contemporary Canadian theatre performed in inspiring County locations! Festival Players of Prince Edward County is the region’s professional summer theatre company. For ten years, Festival Players has brought the beautiful landscapes, towns and villages of the County to life through the incredible power of theatre. We invite you to explore the County with us through performances for adults, families and children! It’s a big, bold, and beautiful season. We hope you’ll join us! Tickets available for purchase online, by phone, or in-person! www.festivalplayers.ca 613.476.1991 / 1.866.584.1991
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Silent auction of nearly 200 decorated Christmas trees, bucket draw, Christmas boutique, entertainment, visits from Santa, bake and preserves sale. Sponsored by the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, with all proceeds going to support healthcare needs in our community. Friday Nov 24 & Saturday Nov 25 from 10am to 9pm Sunday Nov 26 from 10am to 2pm Isaiah Tubbs Resort, 1642 County Road 12, West Lake For further information, call 613 476-2181 x 4427
Festival of TreesNov 24-25, 2017. Silent auction of nearly 200 decorated Christmas trees and seasonal festivities.
West Lake, Prince Edward County, Ontario
The Consecon parade is open to anyone wishing to participate. Why not enter a float, drive the route in your classic car, come on horseback, or walk on your own or with a pet. Awards will be presented for most original float, the best band, the best horse and the best walker. There’s still time to be part of this annual County tradition. Being part of the festivities is easy, to register, either contact Geraldine at (613) 392-5392 or by email [email protected] or you can just show up by 12 Noon at the junction of Consecon Main St and County Road 29 (formally Mill St.) in the village of Consecon. Refreshments will be available in Santa’s workshop at the Masonic Lodge from noon on. After the Parade, Santa will be handing out chocolate Advent Calendars. “RJ the Balloon Dude” will create a balloon toy of their choice for the children stopping by. Come out and attend and/or participate, spend the whole day with us. Let’s make this parade, the best Consecon Santa Claus Parade ever! Sponsored by the Ameliasburgh Ward 4 Recreation Committee. Check details at … http://consecon.ca
Canada Day celebrations in Wellington Canada Day is so big it takes two days to celebrate, with a street dance, fireworks on the beach, a parade, music and vendors in the park. June 30 Street Dance & Barbq, and Fireworks at the Beach July 1 Pancake Breakfast at Wellington Town Hall Parade starts at 10:30 am on Belleville Road Wellington Rotary Club Rotary Ribs in the Park Live Entertainment, Vendors in the Park, & Kid’s Fun Zone Check details at facebook.com/pg/WellingtonDistrictBusinessAssociationWDBA/ Canada Day Party in Picton July 1 @ 12pm to after dark Join us in a grand celebration for Canada! Come downtown Picton and celebrate the County Way with something for everyone! Main Street is closed as usual. Daytime activities taking place on the Main Street (top of town hill to Elizabeth Street), Ross Street and Benson Park area. Evening activities beginning in Mary Street parking lot at 6pm and continuing thru till after dark with a FIREWORKS FINALE! Check details at facebook.com/events/144689389281222/
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Bloomfield’s Original Night-Time Santa Claus Parade. The village of Bloomfield sparkles like a magical fairyland for their annual night-time holiday parade with floats, bands and lots of glitz. Main Street closes at 6 p.m. and all the holiday lights in the village are turned on at once. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. For a small town Wonderful Life feeling, come to Bloomfield for the parade. Street closes at 6pm Parade starts at 6:30pm Food vendors available on Main Street Chili & hot chocolate at the Town Hall @ 4pm For more information contact: Paul 613-393-5021 Barry 613-393-5783 For details check www.bloomfieldontario.ca Photo thanks to Steve Davies
At Roblin Lake Fairgrounds At this great little country fair there are prizes for everything from pickles to pets to the best costume. The Fair is kicked off with a parade along the main street of Ameliasburgh and into the fairgrounds. The County Carriage Co. will be offering wagon rides, and there will be a petting zoo on Sunday. For details visit www.ameliasburgh.com/fallfair 613-968-9016
Open Victoria Day weekend through September. Wellington Heritage Museum is located in the heart of the village of Wellington. It was built in 1885 as a Quaker Meeting House and now features exhibits on local history. Highlights include a tribute to the Quakers or “Society of Friends” who played a notable role in the County’s development. In addition, the Douglas A. Crawford Canning Industry Collection conveys the importance of that industry in Prince Edward County. There were over 75 different canning factories operating here between 1882 and 1996. Wellington Heritage Museum is a bicycle friendly site. Wellington Heritage Museum welcomes: Bus Tours School Visits Volunteers If booked in advance, the museum can also provide walking tours of the village of Wellington for groups.
Quinte Educational Museum & Archives (QEMA) Celebrating the History of Education in the Quinte Area The Montgomery Family has generously donated the 1904 `Victoria Schoolhouse` to be used as the new, permanent home for QEMA`s extensive collections. We are currently located in the former Ameliasburgh Council Chambers at 13 Coleman Street in Ameliasburg, with our century-old Victoria Schoolhouse on location at the Ameliasburgh Heritage Village. We are open daily for the season from the Victoria Day Weekend until Labour Day Weekend from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The Archives are open on Monday mornings. Appointments may be arranged outside these times by calling our office at 613-966-5501. Visit our website for details.
Victoria School (museum)Quinte Educational Museum & Archives (QEMA) Celebrating the History of Education in the Quinte Area
517 County Rd 19, Ameliasburgh, Ontario
One of the few surviving art-deco movie houses in Ontario, Picton’s downtown Regent Theatre is host to a variety of plays, musicals and art movie screenings throughout the year. First run movies and an international satellite feed round out the offerings of The Regent, making it a diverse venue that truly reflects the community. Check out the The Regent Theatre Playbill, Movies and Cinefest for the latest updates, tickets and show times. Free family movies are featured on the last Sunday of each month. Video courtesy of History Lives Here
The Nature Shop at the Sandbanks Visitor Centre is stocked with a variety of Sandbanks souvenirs, clothing items, artwork, nature books and guides, and much more. Be sure to bring your Friends of Sandbanks membership card to receive your 10% discount. New merchandise is on display from Mother’s Day when the shop is open 10:00 am till 4:30 pm every day, Wednesday 10:00 to 1:00 pm. Friends of Sandbanks runs the Nature Shop. Look for the Friends publication, Sandscapes: Exploring the Dunes of Sandbanks Provincial Park. As well, exhibits provide an opportunity to learn more about Sandbanks history and natural features. Displays include live reptiles, amphibians and fish, as well as examples of some of the more common plant life found at Sandbanks. Visit the Friends website at friendsofsandbanks.org for a list of annual events.
3004 County Rd. 12, West Lake, Sandbanks Provincial Park, West Lake Ontario
We offer GREAT ice cream and a fantastic view! Stop by and take a rest from your vacation! The best little ice cream shop on the way to Sandbanks Provincial Park! We carry: * Kawartha Dairy ice cream – 16 flavours! * Gelato – Lactose & Gluten Free * Healthy smoothies * Pies, Tarts, Cookies & Treats * Coffee – 9 varieties * Local produce – in season Stop and see the sunflowers! Family Fun Corn Maze! Want to have some fun getting lost in a corn maze? You’ll have to be a treasure-hunter to find all the treasures hidden within the maze! It’s about 2.5km long and will take you approximately 45 minutes to go through.
886 County Road #10 on the way to the Sandbanks Picton ON