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

Art in the County ~ June 19 to July 5 is ONLINE in 2020 due to COVID.  A Juried Exhibition and Sale presented by the Prince Edward County Arts Council, see more than 100 works by County artists … More information }

Wellington MarketSaturday Markets in Wellington and Picton, featuring fresh farm “bounty of The County” and local vendors. MARKET OPENINGS ARE POSTPONED IN 2020
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Canada Day celebrations in The County ~ CANCELLED in 2020:Canada Day in 2020 is on Wednesday July 1. Watch here for upcoming event details  … More information }

Festival PlayersFestival Players Summer Theatre ~ CANCELLED in 2020: Festival Players of Prince Edward County is the region’s professional summer theatre company.  We invite you to explore the County with us through performances for adults, families and children!… More information }

Great Ontario Salmon Derby ~ CANCELLED in 2020 : 50 DAYS OF FISHING EXCITEMENT! The Derby has been running for the past 23 years across the North Shore of Lake Ontario, with 10 weigh-in stations, attracting over 22,000 participants over a 50 day period.  … More information } #Outdoor

Lavender Festival ~ CANCELLED IN 2020 at Prince Edward County Lavender Farm: Great fun for all ages. Enjoy live music, kids’ activities, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, fun entertainment, delicious food and tour the beautiful lavender fields! You’ll learn about the process of essential oil making, sample delicacies in the Tasting  … More information }  #Festivals / Fairs

PEC Yoga Festival ~ CANCELLED in 2020 at Crystal Palace in Picton. The 2ND Annual PEC YOGA FESTIVAL celebrates the unique energy of beautiful Prince Edward County. The only yoga event to take place in Picton’s historic Crystal Palace, with its soaring ceilings and historic charm, it’s the perfect space to Rise + Shine. … More information }   #Festivals / Fairs

Quilt Show ~ POSTPONED to July 10/11 in 2021 at Wellington & District Community Centre: Prince Edward Quilters’ Guild presents Quilt Show 2020 – A Stitch in Time An arena full of quilts. Merchant’s Mall, Raffle quilt, Quilt sales, Scissor sharpener, WiFi Cafe, Judged quilts, Demonstrations, Members’ Boutique, Vintage sewing machines… More information }   #Shows / Sales / Markets

Music at Port Milford Chamber Music Festival ~ The regular program is cancelled in 2020. In its place we will be offering a two-week online program from July 27-August 8.  Music at Port Milford offers a four week intensive chamber music experience for advanced music students, ages 12-18 in historic Prince Edward County, Ontario.  … More information }   #Live Music

Classical Unbound Festival ~ July 25 to 31: Program TBD in 2020 due to COVID. Unbinding classical chamber music from its formal attire, and binding it more closely to our hearts and souls Join us in Prince Edward County! Programming and guest artists details to follow. .. More information }   #Live Music

Annual Art & Craft Sale ~ CANCELLED in 2020 at Picton Fairgrounds: Come visit our Four Buildings / Five Areas plus outside vendors. Over 220 vendors will be selling everything from Crafts,  … More information }   #Shows / Sales / Markets

Fermentation FestivalOntario Fermentation Festival ~ POSTPONED to 2021. Join us at the fourth annual Ontario Fermentation Festival. Stay tuned for updates as they come. . … More information }   #Sip / Savour

Annual Elvis Festival ~ August 1 / 2 (Civic Day long weekend) at Waupoos Winery: Join us as we transform the County into Graceland! Enjoy performances by renowned Elvis impersonators. Fish Fry, Elvis Inspired Menu, Elvis impersonators     … More information }   #Festivals / Fairs, Live Music

Uncork Canada – Taste Canada’s Best Wines, Ciders and Meads! ~ Postponed to 2021 at Prince Edward County Community Centre: We invite you to taste Canada’s best wines (most of which you cannot find in the LCBO!) Wine tasting, food pairing and knowledge sharing of Canada’s diverse wine growing … More information }  #Sip / Savour

True North Beer FestivalTrue North Beer Festival ~ August 8 at Loch Sloy Picton Airport.  THE COUNTY + BEER + MUSIC = YES. Brewers, Distillers and Epic Craft Beverage Makers from Small Town Ontario send their creations to an old WW2 Aircraft Hangar… and we get to drink em… More information }   #Sip / Savour

PEC Jazz FestivalPEC Jazz Festival ~ August 11 to 16 : Some performances cancelled in 2020. Every summer, the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival brings together top jazz talent, from local heroes to international stars in our beautiful wine-country setting.  With the generous help of local sponsors, the PEC Jazz Festival has gained a reputation as the true jazz-lover’s festival.   … More information }   #Festivals / Fairs, Live Music

Wellington Water Week ~ CANCELLED IN 2020.  In the village of Wellington, located on the shore of Lake Ontario in the heart of Prince Edward County. Water Week is inspired by Stockholm’s World Water Week, the purpose of this week-long festival is to highlight the arts … More information }

Country Jamboree ~ August 27 to 30 at Prince Edward County Festival Grounds, Cherry Valley: Join us for the Prince Edward County Country Jamboree 6th Anniversary, presented by MillPond Music & Entertainment Inc. 4 Days and 3 Nights of The Best in Country Music. Weekend Passes … More information }  #Live Music

Picton Poutine FeastPicton Poutine Feast ~ August 27 to 30 at Picton Fairgrounds. Featuring over 50 variations of poutine, we have something for everyone from vegans to meat eaters. … More information }  #Sip / Savour

Taste Community Grown ~ August 29 at Loch Sloy Camp Picton: One of Prince Edward County’s most highly anticipated wine and culinary festivals and a gathering of the best food and drink purveyors the area has to  … More information }   #Sip / Savour

Fall is a fabulous 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 ItWomen Killing It Crime Writers’ Festival ~ CANCELLED IN 2020  A showcase of female Canadian crime and mystery writers at various locations in beautiful downtown Picton. … More information }   #Festivals / Fairs

Rednersville Road Art Tour ~ September 5 to 7  •  Labour Day Weekend  •  Welcome to the 13th annual Rednersville Road Art Tour. We invite you to view our work, share our enthusiasm and purchase that unique treasure…. More information }   #Shows / Sales / Markets

PEC Chamber Music Festival ~ September 11 to 20: This is a festival with chamber music at its core, but always a bit of ‘extra’ in the program. Over the years, the… More information }

Picton Fair ~ September 11 to 13 at Picton Fairgrounds: One of the oldest agricultural fairs in Canada. From our historical Crystal Palace to first-class exhibits of homecrafts, woodcrafts, schools, cattle & horse shows, midway, live music shows, tractor pull, demolition derby  … More information } #Festivals / Fairs

County Gran Fondo ~ September 12 starting at Isaiah Tubbs Resort. The 3rd Annual Prince Edward County Gran Fondo has  3 course distances: 50km; 100km; 150 km. … More information } #Outdoor

Antique Fall Show & Sale ~ September at Crystal Palace, Picton Fairgrounds  A terrific antique show, one of the biggest in the region, with treasures on display at Picton’s Crystal Palace. .. More information }

50’s & 60’s Rock N Roll Music Festival ~ September 17 to 20 at Prince Edward County Festival Grounds, Cherry Valley: Everyone Welcome, Family Friendly. Guaranteed good time and Great Music in Beautiful Cherry Valley  … More information }   #Live Music

Milford Fall Fair ~ September 19 at Milford Fairgrounds: Canada’s Best Little Country Fair  Lots of games and activities for young and old. For the adults, enjoy the music and entertainment, play bingo or test your skills at nail driving, log … More information }   #Festivals / Fairs

Sandbanks Music Festival ~ September 19 at Sandbanks Provincial Park: A one-day event. Our 2019 event featured The Grapes of Wrath from Vancouver, BC . … More information }   #Live Music.

Ameliasburgh Fall Fair ~ September at Roblin Lake Fairgrounds in the hamlet of Ameliasburgh. Old fashioned country fair For those who have never attended the Ameliasburgh fair, here are just a few things that you can see:  … More information }

PEC Studio TourPEC Studio Tour ~ September 25 to 27 : Multiple locations. Come and meet our diverse group of artists at work in their studios. There’s something for everyone – paintings in every medium from watercolour, encaustic, acrylic, oil, to mixed media, sculptures … More information }   #Shows / Sales / Markets

Annual County Marathon ~ October. Featuring a Boston Qualifying Full Marathon, a Half Marathon as well as a Team Challenge, where there can be 2-5 runners. All events are open to runners, walkers and wheeled athletes…. More information }

Ontario Honey Festival ~ October at Crystal Palace, Picton. Join us to meet and shop with local beekeepers, taste Ontario honey and mead, attend workshops on beekeeping and beeswax candle making, see  … More information }

Scarecrow Festival ~ October at Small Pond Arts: Join us to make your very own scarecrow to take home! All supplies are provided for a donation of $25. The Scarecrow Festival has become one of the County’s most beloved events of the season. .. More information }

Pumpkinfest ~ October 17 in the Village of Wellington. Pumpkinfest features a fun-filled parade along Wellington Main Street, followed by a great pumpkin weigh-off. This wonderful wacky festival of pumpkins starts with a pancake breakfast, and carries on all day with games … More information } #Festivals / Fairs

The Maker’s Hand ~ November 6 to 8 at Wellington & District Community Centre: The Maker’s Hand is a juried artisan show and sale featuring both established and up-and-coming artisans from Ontario and Quebec, produced by the Prince Edward County Arts Council. … More information }

Fall Countylicious ~ November 6 to 29: Our celebration of fine dining featuring prix fixe menus. Countylicious is a celebration of culinary experiences in Prince Edward County, featuring prix fixe menus and unique experiences from local restaurants and producers. … More information }  #Sip / Savour

Firelight Lantern Festival ~ November at Crystal Palace: A magical celebration for the whole community, including a procession down Main Street, live music and performances, a whole lot of handmade lanterns, and YOU! Costumes encouraged!     … More information }

Wassail in the County – Winter Wine Festival ~  Multiple Locations for 3 weekends in November and December. In thanks for a bountiful harvest and the “hilling up” of vines, revelers, shoppers and tasters make merriment .. More information }

Christmas snowmanChristmas in the County ~  Parades, House Tours, Craft Sales, Festival of Trees, Wreath-making workshops, Wreath sales, Entertainment and more .. More information }

Potato Festival in Milford ~ January 31 to February 1 at Milford Town Hall: Everything to do with potatoes. Bingo at the Milford Town Hall from 7pm until 9 pm. Canteen Saturday February 1, Potato Activities from 10am and Lunch at the Milford Town Hall. … More information }  #Festivals / Fairs
ICE BOX outdoor art event ~ February 1/2 and 8/9 at Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton: The Department of Illumination Artistic Company presents The Second Annual ICE BOX Art in the Heart of Winter February 2020 in Prince Edward County … More information }
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Prince Edward County Sled Drag ~ February 1 at Prince Edward Air Base / Loch-Sloy Holdings, Picton. Classes: non studded trail stock studded improved stock studded modified (chisel or trail studs )120 600 700 800 1000 king .turbo classes stock improved stock and outlaw king of the day  … More information }  #Outdoor
Sand Dunes Cup ~ February 8/9 at Isaiah Tubbs Resort: Isaiah Tubbs Resort is excited to announce we will be hosting the Ontario Snowmobile Oval Racers on West Lake. More details to follow. See you there ❄️ … More information }
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Valentines events in The County ~ February 12 to 15 : Valentine’s Day ~ Friday February 14, 2020 ~ is an opportunity to tell someone that you love them in a romantic way. Check here for Valentines events in The County … More information }
Vinter FestivalVinterfest ~ February 14 to 16 : Prince Edward County winegrowers present their Vinter Festival (a play on the words vintner and winter),  over Family Day weekend, offering winter art, food and wine pairings in unique County winery venues.  … More information } #Sip / SavourFestivals / Fairs
Flashback February ~ February 15 to 22 : The County Museums – Prince Edward County, Ontario · Picton, Ontario Flashback February is a week-long celebration of heritage in Prince Edward County, featuring workshops,plays, talks and more. … More information }
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Family Day weekend activities ~ February 17 to 19 : Family Day is Monday February 17, 2020 ~ check here for Family Day weekend activities in The County … More information }
Family Day / Snowfest ~ February 17 at Sandbanks Provincial Park. Free event! (but donations to the Friends of Sandbanks are welcomed!) What to bring: Cross country skis, toboggans, sleds, snowshoes etc. More information }
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Seedy Saturday ~ February 29 : 10 AM – 3 PM at PECI Gymnasium, Picton. Annual community seed swap. Find seeds to plant this spring. Bring seeds you’ve saved from your garden for the seed sharing table if you have them. Plus, over 30 seed vendors, presentations, delicious food, a kids’ area,  More information }   #Shows / Sales / Markets
Live MusicLive Music events ~ Justin Rutledge, Jeremie Albino, The Trews, Robbie Burns celebrations, Open Mic, and more  …  #Live Music
theatre comedyTheatre, Movies, Comedy events ~  … Deborah Kimmett, Yum Yums Comedy Club,  murder mystery .. #Theatre / Comedy
art showsArt Shows ~ Arts on Main Show, Black River Summer art exhibition, art workshops, and more  …  #Art
winter outdoor eventsWinter outdoor events ~ Ontario Family Fishing Days, Groundhog Day Party, Snow shoeing, and more  …  #Outdoor

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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!

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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 …

St. Patrick’s Day celebrationsCANCELLED : As the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. Watch here for St. Paddy’s Day celebrations in The County …   … More information }
Maple in the County ~ CANCELLED :  A self-directed, two-day celebration.  Visit one of 12 participating sugarbushes, enjoy pancake breakfasts with fresh maple syrup, taffy on snow, s’mores, petting zoos, BBQ sausages, lumberjack show, artisan vendors, wineries and more. … More information }  #Sip / Savour, Outdoor, Festivals / Fairs
Spring Countylicious ~ POSTPONED  : Our celebration of fine dining featuring prix fixe menus. The County is considered by many aficionados and locavores to be about as close to culinary heaven as you can get without requiring a second language and a passport.  … More information }  #Sip / Savour

County Reads Authors Festival
The County Reads Authors Festival ~ POSTPONED : featuring author readings and discussion by Samantha Bailey, Gwynne Dyer, Ian Hamilton, Joseph Kertes, Lee Maracle, Rachel Matlow, and Shani Mootoo. More information }
Walleye World Fishing Tournament ~ CANCELLED: Great prizes on the first weekend of May. We look forward to this weekend every year and together we make it the BEST weekend of May for Walleye fishing in the province of Ontario! … More information }  #Outdoor
COUNTY POP Community Music Festival CANCELLED ~ at Crystal Palace: All Day Free Kids Programming | Food Trucks | Local Wine/ Cider/Beer. Please join us in the heart of the County at the historic Crystal Palace to participate in the timeless tradition of revelling in music, food and family to welcome the magic that is springtime in the County.  … More information }  #Live Music
Family Fishing Days ~ May 9 to May 11 : BOAT LAUNCHES ARE CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 ~ 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 }  #Outdoor
Spring Birding Festival ~ CANCELLED  at Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO): Events include guided walks and tours, workshops, and banding demonstrations. The Canadian Nature Federation and Bird Studies Canada designated The County as an important global birding area (IBA) in 1998. … More information }  #Outdoor


Black River Spring FestivalBlack River Spring Festival ~ POSTPONED  ~ The Black River Community in Prince Edward County celebrates Spring: One of the most picturesque and historic neighbourhoods in the County is home to a diverse group of farmers, artists and food producers. …


Fibre Fest ~ The 2020 event is cancelled due to covid-19 Dozens of diverse vendors carrying fibre, felted garments, hand dyed wool, fleece, yarns and so much more! Classes in felting, spinning, knitting, button making, and more. Visit fuzzy fibre friends including – alpacas, sheep, and rabbits…. More information }   #Shows / Sales / Markets
lilac rideRotary Lilac Ride  POSTPONED until 2021 through the County’s beautiful cycling routes. Refreshments will be available at all route check points and a Post Ride BBQ will be provided.
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Art in the CountyArt in the County ~ June 19 – July 5: This year’s show is online. 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. More information }

 

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

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