February in Prince Edward County TASTE * TOUR * EXPLORE * UNWIND…….February 2018

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 romantic getaway.

savingsBefore you travel, check out February Deals & Discounts
Winter Room Rates Food Wine


Winter Getaways

If you’re looking for the perfect spot for a romantic getaway, we’ve got you covered. Think warm to get you through the Winter – and book now for Summer to avoid disappointment.

Modern LodgeModern Lodge
Luxury 2 bdrm rental set amidst a 9-acre forest of spruce trees. Couples retreat, Girls weekends, Craft beer weekends.
Jamieson HouseThe Jamieson House
A gracious, pristine century home in downtown Picton. Backyard oasis with pool.
LittleJohn FarmLittlejohn Farm ~ A Wellness Farm ~ 
Unique Farm Stay Experience • Guided Wine Tours •  Culinary Workshops •  Access Bars
Twin Birch Suites & CottagesTwin Birch Suites & Cottages
Cozy winter getaway, Great rates! Electric fireplaces, winterized cottages with lake views.
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 Getaway • BREWmance Package
Black River B&B Black River B&B
Waterfront adult-only B&B in a park-like sanctuary. Tea and Scone Afternoons: County Style
Sandbanks Vacations & ToursSandbanks Vacations & Tours
Wine /  Brew Tours •  Stay & Play Pkgs • Half Day Tours • Lunch & Wine Tours • Group or Corporate Pkgs
isaiah tubbs resort isaiah tubbs resort
Overlooking Sandbanks • Dining & Getaway packages • Family vacations • Weddings • Conferences • Winter rates
The ManseThe Manse Boutique Inn & Spa
The perfect place for that special occasion.  Romantic fireplace rooms & Spa packages.
Wexford HouseThe Wexford House
Ideal venue for Small Weddings • Family Gatherings • Reunions • Girlfriends Getaways • Meetings & Retreats
Merrill InnMerrill Inn
Classic country inn in the heart of Picton. Romance & Seasonal Packages – Fine Dining

» More Getaway Experiences to Remember «  Romantic Getaways ☆ Nature Retreats ☆ Foodie Delights ☆ County Culture ☆ Group Gatherings ☆ Action & Adventure Vacations ☆  Girls Getaways ☆ Lakeside Escapes ☆  Spa Packages

Romance in the County


The countdown to Valentine’s Day is on.  Take the stress out of Valentine’s Day shopping with these unique County finds.

heartsDinner at the Merrill and a Movie at the Regent ~  Available January 30th thru March 23rd, Tuesday through Saturday only (blackout date: February 14) Enjoy a 3-course Dinner prepared by Chef Michael Sullivan PLUS a Movie Pass for Picton’s historic Regent Theatre  […] … More information }

Valentines Tutored Wine and Chocolate Pairing ~ February 10 & 11 at Sandbanks Estate Winery: Valentines Tutored Wine and Chocolate Pairing – Session for 2  […] … More information }

heartsDinner & Dance Valentine’s Fundraiser for Hospice ~ February 10 at Wellington and District Community Centre: Gala Fundraiser for Hospice Prince Edward Live music with Eddy & The  Stingrays Dinner & Dance, 2 Auctions … More information }

Valentine’s Day at Waring House ~ February 10  @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm  We’ll have special musical guest The Reasons performing live! … More information }

Valentine’s Dinner at the Knoll ~ February 10 & 14 at Isaiah Tubbs Resort. Dinner, Live Entertainment by R&R on Saturday Feb 10. Fireplace and Jacuzzi Suites Available … More information }

More events are being added. See all Valentine’s events

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Snow Much Fun

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The HUB Child & Family Centre Winterfest ~ January 27: Winter fun activities at 10 McFarland Court, in Picton. There will be snowflake tinkering station & snowman rock stories inside and snow painting, sledding & ice bowling outside! […] … More information }

Chefs vs. Chefs ~ January 27 at Drake Devonshire: Pick up your forks, puck drops on JAN 27! at The Drake Devonshire, Wellington Montreal Mashers vs. Toronto Grinders … More information }

Merland Park Annual Ice Fishing Derby ~ February 10 at Merland Park Resort: On-Ice Games & Great Prizes. 2 nights accommodation in winterized cottage. … More information }

Family Fishing Days ~ February 17 : Ontario Family Fishing Days are a province-wide opportunity to fish without the otherwise mandatory fishing card. … More information }

Annual Ski-Doo Suit, Ski-Bunny Dance Party ~ February 17 at Karlo Estates Winery: Come in your best snowsuit or ski bunny outfit to complete for a prize for each. Dance to the tunes of […] … More information }

Sophiasburgh Winter Carnival ~ February 17 at Sophiasburgh Town Hall: Winter fun for everyone. Sponsored by Sophiasburgh Recreation Committee. … More information }

Consecon Family Ice Fishing Derby ~ February 17 : Free family fishing.  Pike & Pickerel.  … More information }

wineVinter Festival ~ February 17 to 19 : The 1st wine and winter festival in Prince Edward County. Prince Edward County winegrowers present their winter multi-venue wine festival over Family Day weekend. More information }

snowfestFamily Day / Snowfest ~ February 19 @ 12 pm to 4pm at Sandbanks Provincial Park, Maple Rest Heritage House at Sandbanks Free! (but donations to the Friends of Sandbanks are welcomed!) What to bring: Cross country skis, toboggans, sleds, snowshoes etc. […] … More information }

Family Day Celebration ~ February 19 at the Essroc Arena in Wellington. Free soups from local chefs, wagon rides, games, free skating. More information }

X-country skiing, Snowshoeing, Hockey, Skating, Curling and more … The famous Sandbanks Provincial Park offers many scenic ski and snowshoeing trails for you to enjoy.  More information }

You’ll Be Entertained

Free Family Movie ~ Sunday January 28 & February 25 at The Regent Theatre: Free Family Movie  @ 2pm The last Sunday of  each month  … More information }


Groundhog Day February 2

Groundhog Day Comedy Show ~ Friday February 2 featuring Short Attention Spa and Taste That! and Friends …  More information }

Super Bowl Sunday ~ February 4 at Elks Lodge in Picton: Everyone welcome. Football on a big T.V.   Chili and bun. Snack food.  Bar open. … More information }

50’s 60’s Dance ~ February 9 at North Marysburgh Recreation Hall. All Welcome. Disc jockey. Bring a Hors d’oeuvre / snack to share. This event is licensed … More information }


Roblin Lake Jamboree and Open Mic ~ February 17 at Ameliasburgh Town Hall: . All performers welcome, whether self-accompanied, vocal only, […] … More information }

Flashback February ~ February 17 to 25 : The County Museums. Flashback February is a week of hands-on learning, live demonstrations, talks, film screenings and stories exploring the relationships of past, present and future in Prince Edward County. Talented chefs, local organizations, experts, curators, artists, and innovators will be on […] … More information }


Feb 17, 18*, 23, 24 and 25*

Sinners – PE Community Theatre ~ February 17, 18*, 23, 24 and 25* at Mount Tabor Community Playhouse: A furniture store owner is having an affair with the local minister’s wife. The situation becomes complicated when the minister comes home unexpectedly. An intricate web of deceit is hilariously exposed  […] … More information }

Annual Scrabble Tournament ~ February 18 at the Town Hall in Cherry Valley. Potluck lunch  . More information }


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Get Cooking

cookery schoolCookery School Classes at Waring House February.  Learn by experience! The Waring House’s recreational cooking classes are suitable for all levels of cooking expertise ….[…] … More information }

Hands-on Italian Cooking Classes ~ February 3 at Angelo Bean Cooking Studio: “Italian roots in local soil”. Simple authentic Italian regional recipes are prepared with the best produce Prince Edward County as to offer.  […] … More information }

FREE Children’s Cooking Class ~ January 30 & February 6 at Wellington and District Community Centre: Register Now! Ages 9-13  … More information }

FREE Adult Cooking Classes ~ January 30 & February 6 at Wellington and District Community Centre:  Register Now!  … More information }

Cooking Class & Getaway at Cold Creek Landhaus ~ February 23 to 25 at Cold Creek Landhaus: A weekend getaway package to keep that vacation feeling throughout the year.Stay at Cold Creek Landhaus and take a cooking Class with Angelo Bean  … More information }


Community Corner

My Passion Is … local residents speaking about their passions ~ Saturdays at 2pm until February 24 at Wellington Public Library: Refreshments served. Free! … More information }

Winter Survival Business Workshops ~ starting January 30 : The winter provides business owners and operators a chance to reflect on last year’s busy season, to plan and strategize for next season, and take advantage of growth opportunities. […] … More information }

Wellington Dukes Storehouse Foodbank Food Drive ~ February 2 : Please bring a non perishable food item to help out your local foodbank! … More information }

Herbs, Health & the Elements Workshop ~ February 3 at Bloomfield Hall: Winter & Spring 2018 Workshops presented by Tamara Segal, a Registered Herbalist (RH) by the Ontario Herbalists Association. […] … More information }

Seedy SaturdaySeedy Saturday ~ February 24 : 10 AM – 3 PM at PECI.  Picton’s annual community seed swap. Come and find garden seeds to plant this spring. Bring veggie, herb and flower seeds that you’ve saved from your own garden to swap at the seed swap table. Listen to informative presentations on […] … 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.

Weddings in the County

wedding shoesLakeside weddings, cottage garden weddings, fine country inn weddings, classic old church weddings, under-a-tree weddings, just-the-two-of-you-on-the-beach weddings … you and your beloved can have any kind of wedding you want, right here in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

The beautiful island adventure that’s so near – yet feels so far away. We have everything – and everybody – you need to plan a memorable wedding.

Find Venues | Party Rentals | Event Planners | Caterers | Florists | Limos & Carriages | Music & Entertainment | Photography & Videography | Salons & Spas | Wedding Officiants | Churches


Coming in March

March 3 – Murder Mystery Dinner at The Waring House
March 4 – Herbs, Health & the Elements Workshop at Bloomfield Hall
March 6 – Winter Survival Business Workshop
March 8 – International Women’s Day
March 12-16 – March Break
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
March 17 – Roblin Lake Jamboree and Open Mic at Ameliasburgh Town Hall
March 18 – Cèilidh with live music by the Fiddleheads at Athol Town Hall
March 23-25 – Constellations – Live on Stage at The Regent Theatre
March 24,25 – Maple in the County
March 30-April 2 – Easter weekend
March 31, April 1 – Waterfall Tours

Check out the complete calendar.

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