March in the County

TASTE * TOUR * EXPLORE * UNWIND……March 2018

It’s MARCH in the County!

Maple syrup season means that spring is finally on its way, and with spring comes a host of activities for every taste.

Maple in the CountyMaple in the County ~ March 24 & 25 : Celebrate the first harvest of the season in Prince Edward County. A self-directed, two-day celebration, with pancake breakfasts, tours of maple bushes, sugar shack demonstrations, music, dancing, shopping, fine dining, family activities, and so much more.

Enjoy pancake breakfasts with fresh maple syrup, taffy on snow, s’mores, petting zoos, BBQ sausages, fire trucks, lumberjack show, artisan vendors, wineries and more. More information and Maple Getaway Packages }

 

March Getaways

With relaxing getaways guaranteed to melt away the last of the winter chill, it’s an ideal time to visit for some R&R or a March getaway. Many of our hospitality partners are offering fabulous March specials and getaway packages.

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

 

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

St. Patrick's DaySt. Patrick’s Day entertainment ~ Saturday March 17. On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. ☘️ Toast St. Paddy in Irish style …
St. Patty’s Day at Isaiah Tubbs at 7 PM  with green beer and great tunes by Griffin McGill and Crimson Cay.
St Patricks Day at the County Canteen with Strung Out to Dry  at 5 PM. Irish inspired food all day from Chef Sean, music from 7pm-10pm and our annual Limerick Competition!
Get your Green On! at  the Barley Room Pub @ The Waring House. The biggest party in The County!! Fun, prizes and shenanigans with music from The Frere Brothers and Mark McGreevy.
St. Patty’s Day Pizza Party at Campbell’s Orchards, Saturday, March 17 at 11 AM – 2:30 PM.  Wear your green and bring the kids out for a slice of homemade pizza at Campbell’s. Apple Falls Cider will be serving green cider for the ‘adults’ while you enjoy your pizza!
More St. Paddy’s Day information }

Cèilidh with live music by the Fiddleheads ~ Sunday March 18 at Athol Town Hall: FREE family afternoon event March 18 Cèilidh with live music by the Fiddleheads at the Town Hall in Cherry Valley  … More information }

Sip & Savour

Escape to the Caribbean at Sandbanks ~ March 10 @ 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sandbanks Estate Winery. Guapo’s Cantina PEC will be taking over Sandbanks Winery as we take you through a tutored tasting of our Reserve wines paired with Caribbean fare!  … More information }

Win a Deluxe Spa Package

The Manse Boutique Inn & Spa

enter to winEnter to win a Spa Package for 2 at The Manse Boutique Inn & Spa ~ Includes a one hour RMT Swedish Massage each, a half bottle of Hinterland sparkling wine, access to our heated outdoor pool and hot tub, private spa room to relax, cozy robes and slippers to use. Value is approx. $375. To be used Sunday-Thursday in the month of May or June, 2018.
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Live Entertainment

Doin’ It Solo Monologue Night ~ February 27 @ 7pm : Presented by Prince Edward Community Theatre  at  Acoustic Grill in Picton Twelve County thespians are struttin’ their acting muscle. This first Monologue night promises the dramatic, poetic, passionate, tragic, and confessional, with some humour thrown in. … More information }

ConstellationsMurder Mystery Dinner ~ March 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm at The Waring House:  Another of our popular murder mystery dinners – for further details and a killer menu watch our website. … More information }

Constellations – Live on Stage ~ Friday March 23 – Sunday March 25 at the Regent Theatre: ONE RELATIONSHIP. INFINITE POSSIBILITIES.  Marianne, a physicist, and Roland, a beekeeper, meet at a party and go for a drink, or perhaps they don’t.  … More information }

Free Family Movie ~ March 25 @ 2pm at The Regent Theatre:   On the last Sunday of  each month  … More information }

Destroyer Canada @Legendz Pub ~ March 10 @ 10 PM – 3 AM at Legendz Pub:  We had so much fun last time with these guys we had to bring them back and show us how to Rock and Roll. .. More information }

Roblin Lake Jamboree and Open Mic ~ March 17 @ 1 – 4 pm at Ameliasburgh Town Hall: All performers welcome, whether self-accompanied, vocal only,  … More information }

Jazz dinnerIn need of a spring thaw?  Come out for an evening of world-class jazz in Belleville. Jump into Spring with Barbra Lica & Guido Basso with John Sherwood, Brian Barlow & Scott Alexander. Saturday, March 24 at Capers (272 Front St, Belleville). 5:30pm cocktails – 6:30pm dinner – 7:30pm concert. Reservations 613-968-7979
All proceeds go to the Prince Edward County Jazz Education Program.

Live Music at Barley Days Brewery ~ March 24 & 25 @ 12-3. Oyster Shucking – Big Mike’s BBQ with maple inspired food – Launch of our Sugar Shack Ale – Our Hot Rod Beer Caesar Bar! More about Barley Days Brewery }

Live music at the County Canteen
~ March 23 & 24 and Sunday afternoon. Friday Night – music by Tony Silvestri from 8:30pm. Saturday Night – Music by Geoff Willingham from 8:30pm. Sunday Afternoon – music at 3:30pm by Jeremy Kelly. More about The County Canteen }

Snow Pants Maple Barn Dance at Karlo Estates ~ March 25 @ 2pm to 9pm. Embrace winter with barnyard dance music and enjoy our heated back patio or lounge with wine bar munchies. More about Karlo Estates }

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day ~ Thursday March 8 celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.

Women of the County Dinner ~ March 8 at Drake Devonshire in Wellington Thursday,  A strolling dinner by Wellington’s women chefs in support of Vital Signs. More information }

Workshops

Winter Survival Business Workshops ~ February 27 & March 6: 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 }

Thank you to our newsletter sponsor PEC Homewatch Inc.PEC Homewatch

Herbs, Health & the Elements Workshop ~ March 4 at Bloomfield Hall: presented by Tamara Segal, a Registered Herbalist (RH) by the Ontario Herbalists Association. The series is based on each of the four elements: EARTH, FIRE, AIR & WATER.  … More information }

Hands-on Italian Cooking Class ~ March 10 at Angelo Bean Cooking Studio: Simple authentic Italian regional recipes are prepared with the best produce Prince Edward County as to offer. … More information }

Cooking classes at Waring House: Learn by experience! The Waring House’s recreational cooking classes are suitable for all levels of cooking expertise, will expand your culinary repertoire, and teach you new tricks and chef techniques. More information }

Two-Day Encaustic Painting Workshops with Andrew Csafordi ~ March 10 /11 and 24/25 at Andrew Csafordi Studio Gallery: … More information }

Baxter Arts Centre: Varied arts programs including music, art, writing, dancing, yoga, qigong, horticulture … More information }

Easter Weekend

Easter eggsEaster weekend ~ The Annual Milford Easter Parade, Saturday, March 31
Easter Egg Hunt at Campbell’s Orchards: Sunday April 1
Easter Egg Hunt at Walt’s Sugar Shack: Sunday April 1
More information }

Waterfall Tours ~ March 31 & April 1: Easter weekend, Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Beautiful waterfalls seldom seen. … More information }

Weddings in the County

Featured article by Sonia Beverley, Officiant and Certified Life-cycle Celebrant

weddingsBeautiful, bountiful Prince Edward County! It’s ideal for a wedding and any other event away from the city – especially if you love nature and want an outdoor wedding.

Since 95% of the couples I serve come from outside of The County to enjoy its natural elements, and most of their guests are city folk, I’d better share what I’ve learned.

Outdoor County Wedding? 10 Tips! . . . Read more }

Upcoming in April

AprilApril 2 – Easter Monday holiday
April 6 – 28 – Countylicious & Getaway Packages
April 7 – Jack de Keyzer at The Regent Theatre
April 7 & 21 – From the Farm Hands-On Cooking Classes
April 8 – Herbs, Health & the Elements Workshops at Bloomfield Hall
April 11 – Job Fair at Prince Edward County Community Centre
April 13 – PD Day Activities
April 15 – PEC Jazz Festival Swing into Spring concert @ Regent Theatre @ 2 PM
April 21 – Roblin Lake Jamboree and Open Mic at Ameliasburgh Town Hall
April 21 – Kinsmen 8th Annual Charity Auction at Picton Elks
April 28 – COUNTY POP Community Music Festival at Crystal Palace
April 28 – Spring Blossom Craft Show at Prince Edward County Community Centre
April 28 – Two-Day Encaustic Painting Workshop with Andrew Csafordi
April 28 – Ginger and Slim at Legendz Pub
April 28 – Hands-on Italian Cooking Class at Angelo Bean Cooking Studio
April 29 – Free Family Movie at The Regent Theatre

Live music, art & cooking workshops, and more …Check details on the Prince Edward County calendar at www.visitthecounty.ca

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