Fall is a wonderful season to visit The County.  The beaches are quieter and harvest festivals abound.  Enjoy fall colour tours, cycling, marathons, regional food celebrations, grape & apple harvesting, pumpkin festival, artist studio tours, and country fairs …


  • Women Killing It  (Aug 31 & Sept 1, 2018) – A crime writing festival that puts the spotlight on Canada’s talented women writers who work in the crime and mystery genre.
  • Rednersville Road Art Tour (Labour Day Weekend Sept 1,2,3 in 2018)
  • Quarter Moon Coffeehouse in Bloomfield (May-Sept)
    The anything-goes, everybody-welcome open stage coffee house every other Thursday evening.
  • The Picton Fair (Sept 7,8,9  in 2018)
    All the fun of a country fair plus a bustling midway; cattle show and a myriad of agricultural exhibits; demolition derby and live music in the big top.
  • Antique Show and Sale at the Crystal Palace in Picton   (Sept 14-16, 2018)
  • PEC Chamber Music Festival (Sept 7-16, 2018) – The festival brings together the best of Canada’s classical musicians.
  • Sandbanks Music Festival (Sept 15, 2018)
  • Annual Mariner’s Service (Sept 23, 2018) Paying special tribute to those who work and play on County waters.
  • 50’s & 60’s Rock N Roll Music Festival (Sept 14 – 16, 2018)
  • The Milford Fair (Sept 15, 2018)
    60 years old+ and going strong, Milford has a great old fashioned fair with lots of fun for everyone. Enjoy live music, delicious food, lots of activities for the kids, a dog show and petting zoo, home baking and more.
  • PEC Studio & Gallery Tour (Sept 21- 23, 2018 )
    Visit a wide spectrum of professional studios and galleries throughout the year, or during these special weekends when artists will demonstrate and discuss their work.
  • TASTE! community grown (Sept 22, 2018 )
    An epicurean experience, showcasing the finest local artisanal products, wines, beers, cider and cuisine
  • Model Train & Hobby Show (Sept 15 &16, 2018) – A treat for train lovers of any age. Miniature trains – maximum enjoyment.
  • Ameliasburgh Fall Fair (Sept 22 & 23, 2018)
  • Comedy Country presents Gavin Crawford (Sept 22, 2018)
  • County Marathon (Sept 30, 2018)
    This Boston Marathon Qualifier goes through the County along the picturesque route from the village of Wellington along winding country roads, through three towns and past three lakes.


  • Scarecrow Festival (Oct 6 & 7, 2018)
    Fall family fun on Thanksgiving weekend, make your own scarecrow.
  • Pumpkinfest (Oct 13, 2018)
    Watch the Parade of Giant Pumpkins wind its way through the village of Wellington to the Pumpkin Grower’s weigh-off. Local entertainment, vendors, food booths, games for children, pumpkin sales and pumpkin pie.
  • Homegrown County Craft Brewing Festival (Oct 27, 2018)
    Hosting craft beer, cider, and local food vendors.



snowflakeWelcome to our winter carnivals, celebrations of all things winter.

There are lots of winter-time activities to choose from! Cross country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, hockey, curling and skating … Or, just cozy up by a roaring fire with some good food, good wine and good friends!

    For cross-country skiiers, Sandbanks Provincial Park has 10 kms of trails, and Macaulay Mountain conservation area has 11 km. Or, try snowshoeing the frozen dunes for an uncommon view of a popular beach.
    Test your mettle as the mercury goes down with some ice fishing. The Bay of Quinte is one of the top walleye fishing spots in the world. Several local businesses offer ice-fishing packages and accommodation packages.
    The County loves its hockey!  The Wellington Dukes are a Junior “A” ice hockey team from Wellington.  The Picton Pirates are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based in Picton.
    The County offers 2 rinks with public skating, and Wellington also has an outdoor rink.
    Join in on the fun at Prince Edward Curling Club.
    Prince Edward Fitness & Aquatic (PEFAC) facility provides recreational, physical, therapeutic and social opportunities for all ages and abilities.
    Keep active even in cold weather with indoor walking programs at P.E.C.I. , Wellington Community Centre indoor track, or Community Care for Seniors programs.

Check out more winter activities 


Spring is an optimistic season of new beginnings and new life, and The County has found colourful and creative ways to celebrate it. We welcome the first harvest of the season – maple syrup; spring birding migration; cultural festivals; food & wine markets; nature walks, garden tours and plant sales …

  • Maple in the County (March 24 & 25, 2018)
    mapleA self-directed, two-day celebration, with pancake breakfasts, tours of maple bushes, sugar shack demonstrations, music, dancing, shopping, fine dining, family activities …
  • Waterfall Tours (Easter weekend, March 31 & April 1, 2018)
  • Spring Countylicious  ( April 6 to May 6, 2018 )
    CountyliciousPrince Edward County’s twice annual prix fixe culinary celebration.
  • Authors Festival On hiatus for 2018, returning in 2019.
  • The County Reads (April 19, 2018)
    Featuring guest authors and five local residents championing their chosen book.
  • County POP Community Music Festival (April 28, 2018)
    Participate in the timeless tradition of reveling in music, food and family to welcome the magic that is springtime in the County.
  • Walleye World Fishing Tournament (May 5 & 6, 2018)
    The Walleye World Fishing Derby is a live release event the first weekend in May. Big fish to catch and big prizes to be won.  Bay of Quinte is known as the “Walleye Capital of the World”.
  • Spring Birding Festival (May 12 to 21, 2018)
    Weekend activities include workshops on birding, insects, wildflowers and photography with a hospitality tent where visitors can post sightings, share information and just hang out.
  • Quarter Moon Coffeehouse in Bloomfield (May-Sept)
    The anything-goes, everybody-welcome open stage coffee house returns for another summer of music every other Thursday evening.
  • Welcome Weekend (May 19, 20)
    Opening weekend for The County Museums for the season. “Loyalist Encampment” Event.
  • Fibrefest (May 26, 2018) celebrating Fibre Arts
  • Rotary Lilac Ride (May 27, 2018) through the County’s beautiful cycling routes
  • Antique Show and Sale at the Crystal Palace in Picton   (May 19 & 20, 2018)
  • Quinte’s Isle Bluegrass Celebration (May 25-27, 2018)
    Bringing together the finest in bluegrass music..A weekend of music, food, jamming, fun and friendship.
  • Great Canadian Cheese Festival 
    The festival is taking a year off in 2018.
  • Terroir Run (June 2, 2018). 11k run among the winery back roads.
  • County Terroir  (June 2, 2018)
    TerroirFeaturing the new spring releases of Prince Edward County wines.
  • Art in the County (June 22 to July 8, 2018)
    Original works by County artists and artisans at this annual juried exhibition and show hosted by the PEC Arts Council. Enjoy paintings, photographs, jewellery, sculpture, fibre arts and glass.

Favourite hangouts from Catherine-marie Durning ☞ We especially love the Lilacs that frame every county road in the spring.


Summer brings beaches, picnics, winery tours, camping, cottages, music festivals, art shows, craft shows, live theatre and historical walking tours …


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