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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 …

  • Maple in the County (March 30 & 31, 2019)
    mapleA self-directed, two-day celebration, with pancake breakfasts, tours of maple bushes, sugar shack demonstrations, music, dancing, shopping, fine dining, family activities …
  • Spring Countylicious  ( April 5-April 29 )
    CountyliciousPrince Edward County’s twice annual prix fixe culinary celebration.
  • Waterfall Tours (April 20 & 21 – Easter weekend, 2019)
  • County Reads Authors Festival (April 25-27, 2019)
  • County POP Community Music Festival (May 4, 2019 )
    Participate in the timeless tradition of revelling in music, food and family to welcome the magic that is springtime in the County.
  • Walleye World Fishing Tournament (May 4 & 5, 2019)
    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 11-20, 2019)
    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.
  • Black River Spring Festival (May 18 & 19, 2019)
    The community of Black River on Morrison Point Road is celebrating Spring with the First Annual Black River Spring Festival.
  • Loyalist Re-enactment (May 18 & 19, 2019)
    Over the Victoria Day weekend, re-enactors camp on-site, living as Loyalists would have done in their earliest days in Canada.
  • Terroir on the Move (May 18 & 19, 2019). Travel from winery to winery exploring the unique terroir of the region.
  • Fibrefest (May 25, 2019) celebrating Fibre Arts
  • Rotary Lilac Ride (May 26, 2019) through the County’s beautiful cycling routes
  • Antique Show and Sale at the Crystal Palace in Picton   (May 18 & 19, 2019)
  • Quinte’s Isle Bluegrass Celebration (May 24-26, 2019)
    Bringing together the finest in bluegrass music. A weekend of music, food, jamming, fun and friendship.
  • Uncork Canada – Taste Canada’s best wines! (June 15, 2019)
  • Sharon, Bram & Friends Farewell Tour (June 15, 2019) at the Regent Theatre
  • Art in the County (June 21 – July 7, 2019 )
    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.

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

 

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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 …

September

  • Fall Birding (August 19 to October 31) – Bird banding, guided walks, identification workshops …
  • Women Killing It  (Aug 30 – Sept 1) – 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 )
  • The Picton Fair (Sept 6-8 in 2019)
    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.
  • Gran Fondo (Sept 7, 2019) 50 km, 100 and 150 km distances
  • Antique Show and Sale at the Crystal Palace in Picton   (Sept )
  • PEC Chamber Music Festival (Sept. 13-15, 20-22, 2019) – The festival brings together the best of Canada’s classical musicians.
  • Sandbanks Music Festival (Sept 14, 2019 )
  • Annual Mariner’s Service (Sept) Paying special tribute to those who work and play on County waters.
  • 50’s & 60’s Rock N Roll Music Festival (Sept 13-15, 2019)
  • The Milford Fair (Sept 14, 2019)
    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 20-22, 2019 )
    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 21, 2019 )
    An epicurean experience, showcasing the finest local artisanal products, wines, beers, cider and cuisine
  • Model Train & Hobby Show (Sept) – A treat for train lovers of any age. Miniature trains – maximum enjoyment.
  • Ameliasburgh Fall Fair (Sept 21/22, 2019)

October

  • County Marathon (Oct 6, 2019 )
    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 5 & 6, 2019)
    Fall family fun on Thanksgiving weekend, make your own scarecrow.
  • Pumpkinfest (Oct 19, 2019)
    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.

November/December

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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!

  • X-COUNTRY SKIING
    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.
  • ICE FISHING
    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.
  • HOCKEY
    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.
  • ICE SKATING
    The County offers 2 rinks with public skating, and Wellington also has an outdoor rink.
  • CURLING
    Join in on the fun at Prince Edward Curling Club.
  • FITNESS & AQUATICS
    Prince Edward Fitness & Aquatic (PEFAC) facility provides recreational, physical, therapeutic and social opportunities for all ages and abilities.
  • INDOOR WALKING PROGRAMS
    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 

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