February newsletter TASTE * TOUR * EXPLORE * UNWIND…….February 2019

Bundle up and come on down for a warm County break! February is the calm before the busy spring season in the County. It’s an ideal time to visit for some R&R or a winter getaway.

Winter Getaways

valentineValentine’s Day & Romantic Getaways : … Prince Edward County is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway, only a day trip from Toronto or Ottawa. Whether you’re looking for the perfect setting for that honeymoon or romantic getaway, or considering a destination wedding, we’ve got you covered.

Check here for Valentine Activities & Romantic Getaways in the County …

The ManseThe Manse Boutique Inn
The perfect place for that special occasion.  Romantic fireplace rooms.
Bees Knees BnBBees Knees BnB
Walk to downtown Picton, close to arts and culture, restaurants & wineries. Swiss Chocolate Fondue included during February!
Edgewater B&BEdgewater B&B ~ A modern Cape Cod home overlooking beautiful Picton Harbour & Yacht Club. 5 minute walk to downtown Picton. Modern LodgeModern Lodge
Luxury rental set amidst a beautiful forest of spruce trees. Special Getaway Packages this winter …  
LittleJohn FarmLittlejohn Farm ~ A Wellness Farm ~ Unique Farm Stay Experience • Guided Wine Tours •  Culinary Workshops •  Access Bars Starlit Properties at Smith’s Bay
The water is crystal clear, shallow, with a sandy bottom. Swim, fish, snorkel, kayak, canoe, relax. Enjoy the brilliant sky scape.
Sunrise Cottage ResortSunrise Cottage Resort
Waterfront Resort with Luxury Cottages. Ideal for family vacations, group events & reunions
Jacksons Falls Country InnJacksons Falls Country Inn
Experience the fusion of European and First Nations cultures. Girlfriends Weekends • Group Getaways • Winter Escape Package …
Black River B&B Black River B&B
Waterfront adult-only B&B in a park-like sanctuary.  Sumptuous vegetarian, gluten free breakfasts overlooking the river.
Sandbanks Vacations & ToursSandbanks Vacations & Tours
Wine Tours •  Stay & Play Pkgs • Half Day Tours • Lunch & Wine Tours • Group or Corporate Pkgs
isaiah tubbs resort isaiah tubbs resort
Overlooking Sandbanks • Family vacations • Weddings • Conferences.
savingsBefore you travel, check out February Deals & Discounts
Winter Room Rates •  Food •  Wine


Winter Celebrations

Ice Box art eventICE BOX outdoor art event ~ February 2 – 10 at Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton: ICE BOX is a new outdoor art event produced by The Department of Illumination, the artist collective behind Prince Edward County’s much-loved Firelight Lantern Festival, in partnership with Macaulay Heritage Park. ICE BOX will take place on the grounds of … More information }

Flashback February ~ February 16 – 23 : The County Museums host a week-long celebration of heritage in Prince Edward County, featuring workshops, film screenings, plays, talks and more. This year, the theme is “Spirits of Our Past” and the week will kick off with a Victorian seance … More information }

wineVinter Festival ~ February 15 – 17 : Prince Edward County winegrowers present their Vinter Festival” (a play on the words vintner and winter) over Family Day weekend, featuring winter art, food and wine pairings. … More information }

family day activitiesSophiasburgh Winter Carnival ~ Saturday February 16 at Sophiasburgh Town Hall: Skating, pancake breakfast, horse-drawn carriage rides, games, crafts, fish fry, Christmas tree bonfire … More information }

Family Day / Snowfest ~ Monday February 18 at Sandbanks Provincial Park: Free event (but donations to the Friends of Sandbanks are welcomed!) Bring cross country skis, toboggans, sleds, snowshoes etc. … More information }

Family Day weekend activities ~ February 16-18. Winter festivals, art, heritage tours, family fishing days, and more in the County this weekend … More information }

Signs of Spring ??

groundhogGroundhog Day Party at Three Dog Winery ~  Saturday February 2. Free hot dog and marshmallow roast on the open bonfire. Live music with Chris Bonham-Carter, snowshoeing, Wine by the glass is only $7.00 build your own charcuterie also available. … More information }

Seedy Saturday ~ Saturday, February 23 at 10 AM – 3 PM @ PECI Gymnasium, Picton. Annual community seed swap — come and find garden seeds to plant this spring.  Free admission!  … More information }


You’ll Be Entertained

Riches to Rags ~ Sunday February 10 at the Regent Theatre: A modern retelling of the biblical story of Job is great for all ages.  More information }

Paranormal Show ~ Saturday February 16 at The Regent Theatre: The Paranormal Show is a spectacular assortment of supernatural feats that will make you question reality. Loaded with audience participation and laughs galore, this show is a unique experience for everyone. … More information }

Flashbacks comedyFlashbacks: A Taste That! Comedy Show of Local Lore ~ February 16 & 17 at Picton Town Hall: Flashback February and The County’s Artisanal Comedy Troupe: Taste That! present “Flashbacks” an improvised comedy show where local celebrities and storytellers share stories of life in the 1960s, 70s, 80s,and 90s in Prince Edward County. … More information }

The Outside Track ~ Wednesday February 20 at The Regent Theatre: Scots, Irish & Cape Breton fusion of songs, tunes and stepdance. Winner of ‘Best Group’ in both the Live Ireland awards and the Tradition In Review awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. … More information }

Making Waves Film Festival ~ Friday February 22 at The Regent Theatre: Relive the maritime history of the County and Canada.  All proceeds go to the Regent Theatre Foundation … More information }

Thank you to our newsletter sponsor PEC HomewatchFebruary tip

Emily Brown & The Thing ~ Saturday February 23 at The Regent Theatre: Magical Musical for ages 3+ based on the book. Something monstrous is keeping Emily Brown awake … … More information }

Doin’ It Solo Monologue Night ~ Tuesday February 26 at the Acoustic Grill, Picton. The 3rd Doin’ It Solo Monologue Night takes a good three weeks to get a monologue memorized and rehearse it well, so submissions need to be in … More information }

Holly Cole In Concert ~ Wednesday February 27 at The Regent Theatre: Multi-Juno Award Winning jazz singer Holly Cole graces the stage of the Regent Theatre. Cole is performing classic as well as tracks from her new album – her first in five years … More information }

Sip & Savour

Wine & Food Society ~ Wednesday January 30 at The Waring House: Calling all food and wine lovers! Join us on the last Wednesday of each month for a themed evening of unique and rare wines and delectable regional food … More information }

hockey gameChefs vs. Chefs – Barn Burner Hockey Game & Dinner ~ Saturday February 2 at Drake Devonshire: 3rd Annual Barn Burner Hockey Game & Dinner Saturday. The country’s best chefs from coast to coast face-off for a hockey game that you can really sink your teeth into. This year, the West Coast … More information }

Sip and Paint Party ~ February 2 & 3 at Sandbanks Estate Winery: Grab some friends and warm up with our Sip and Paint Party! Enjoy a glass of your favourite Sandbanks wine along with some delicious snacks while letting your creative juices flow! No experience necessary, all materials supplied … More information }

Escape to the Caribbean at Sandbanks Winery ~ February 16 & 17. Guapos Cantina will be taking over Sandbanks on Family Day Weekend! Enjoy a tutored pairing of Caribbean inspired food paired with our reserve wines. Warm up to our outdoor fire with a cup of our boozy red hot chocolate or a regular hot chocolate for the kids, and make your own s’mores kit!  More information }

heritage barnHalf-Day Heritage Wine Tours ~ February 16 & 17, 23 & 24. Tour historic properties around The County, sampling today’s vintages while hearing stories about The County’s rich history and the characters who shaped the agricultural landscape here. … More information }

Cookbook Roadshow ~ February 16 & 17 at The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards & Estate Winery: Do you have an old cookbook tucked into a kitchen drawer or stored in a box of family mementos – perhaps a church fundraising cookbook, advertising brochure, or home economics manual? If so, bring your old cookbooks to … More information }

Ice Moon Dinner at Karlo Estates ~ Tuesday February 19 at Karlo Estates Winery: On the night of every full moon, Karlo Estates hosts a night to remember. In February we honour the ice moon and embrace the last of the coldest days of the year. … More information }


County Improv Classes with Julianne Snepsts and Lenny Epstein ~ January 14 to February 24 : Build Skills, Meet People, Laugh! We want to share the awesomeness of improv comedy with you. In this six week course, students will learn the fundamentals of improv. … More information }

paint brushesPaint Night fundraiser ~ Thursday January 31 at Isaiah Tubbs Resort: Enjoy your favourite beverage and learn to paint a lovely winter painting.  Up to $15 from every ticket sale will benefit the PEC Pet Food Bank. … More information }

Herbs Health & The Elements Workshop Series with Herbalist Tamara Segal ~ February 10 at Picton Town Hall: Due to the positive response last year, The Four Elements Workshop Series is returning with more info and ideas that I’m excited to share! Workshops are based on each of the four elements EARTH, FIRE, AIR & WATER …  More information }

Winter Blues? NO WAY!  Baxter Arts Centre is READY FOR YOU. Feed your body, mind and spirit. Indulge! Read all about our fabulous winter programs here.

Active & Outdoors

snowy owlSnow birds of Ontario ~ County Outings leads small groups to see the beautiful birds that stay in the North Country during the winter. All trips originate in Prince Edward County but sometimes venture beyond the County line— east, north and westward—to find specific species of wildlife. More information }

Merland Park Annual Ice Fishing Derby ~ February 8 – 10 at Merland Park Resort: 10th Annual & Final Ice Fishing Derby. Proceeds go to Kiwanis Club Terrific Kids Program. On Ice Games Prizes go to Weekend Derby participants NOT open to the public this year – honouring the loyal weekend derby participants for the final year! … More information }

Annual Ski-Doo Suit, Ski-Bunny Dance Party ~ Saturday February 16 at Karlo Estates Winery: Start digging out that 1970’s Ski Doo Suit or muster up your best Ski Bunny Outfits. There will … More information }

Family Fishing Days ~ February 16 – 18 : Ontario Family Fishing Days are a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. … More information }

X-country skiing, Snowshoeing, Hockey, Skating, Curling and more …   More information }

Coming in March

March 2 – Making God Laugh at Mount Tabor Community Playhouse
March 10 – Herbs Health & The Elements Workshop Series with Herbalist Tamara Segal at Picton Town Hall
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day (watch this site for events)
March 20 – Full Moon Dinner at Karlo Estates Winery
March 24 – Swing into Spring (Jazz) at the Regent Theatre
March 27 – Wine & Food Society at The Waring House
March 30, 31 – Maple in the County

Check out the complete calendar.

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