May 2019 Newsletter

WINE * DINE * STAY * PLAY…… May 2019

It’s MAY in the County!  Wildflowers, bird migration, Mothers Day? It must be May! We celebrate wine and food, art and music and nature all year round, but The County especially loves the Spring. Come celebrate with us.

Spring Festivals

County POPCOUNTY POP Community Music Festival ~ Saturday, May 4 at the Crystal Palace: All Day Free Kids Programming | Food Trucks | Local Wine/ Cider/Beer. Please join us in the timeless tradition of revelling in music, food and family to welcome the magic that is springtime in the County … More information }

Apple Blossom Festival ~ Saturday, May 11 at County Cider Company in Waupoos: The ladies from the Parish Of Marysburgh will be selling outstanding apple pies. County Cider patio restaurant will reopen for the annual Apple Blossom Festival. … More information }

Spring Birding Festival ~ May 11 – 20 at Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO): Guided walks and tours, workshops, and banding demonstrations. … More information }

Black River Spring FestivalBlack River Spring Festival ~ May 18-19: 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. More than a dozen residents are opening their properties … More information }

Fibre FestFibreFest ~ Saturday, May 25 at Prince Edward County Community Centre: Dozens of diverse vendors carrying fibre, felted garments, hand dyed wool, fleece, yarns and so much more! Classes in felting … More information }

May Getaways

Victoria Day weekend May 18-20 is one of the most popular times for group getaways, so get a jump on your get-together now and look forward to kicking summer off right.

Starlit Properties at Smith’s Bay
The water is crystal clear, shallow, with a sandy bottom. Swim, fish, snorkel, kayak, canoe, relax. Enjoy the brilliant skyscape.
English Rose B&B and Spa English Rose B&B, Spa, Holistic Healing getaway package. Walking distance to Picton Harbour & park, restaurants, theatre, art galleries and shopping.
Twin BIrchTwin Birch Suites & Cottages
Spring Special. Small waterfront resort. Walk to dining, shopping and beach in Wellington.
savingsBefore you travel, check out May Deals & Discounts
Spring Room Rates •  Food •  Wine
Black River B&B Black River B&B
Waterfront adult-only B&B in a park-like sanctuary.  Sumptuous vegetarian, gluten free breakfasts overlooking the river.
Sandbanks Vacations & ToursSandbanks Vacations & Tours
Wine & County Unveiled Tours •  Mother’s Day Tour • Stay & Play Pkgs •  Lunch & Wine Tours • Group or Corporate Pkgs
At the Lake SuitesAt the Lake Suites ~ Two beautifully appointed suites, each with their own fireplace. Spring getaway package special. Jacksons Falls Country InnJacksons Falls Country Inn
Experience the fusion of European and First Nations cultures. Birders Package • Girlfriends Weekends
LittleJohn FarmLittlejohn Farm~ A Wellness Farm ~ Unique Farm Stay Experience • Guided Wine Tours •  Culinary Workshops isaiah tubbs resort isaiah tubbs resort
Overlooking Sandbanks • Family vacations • Weddings • Conferences
The ManseThe Manse Boutique Inn
The perfect place for that special occasion.  Romantic fireplace rooms.
Bees Knees BnBBees Knees BnB
Walk to downtown Picton, close to arts and culture, restaurants & wineries.
Edgewater B&BEdgewater B&B ~ A modern Cape Cod home overlooking beautiful Picton Harbour & Yacht Club. 5 minute walk to downtown Picton. Modern LodgeModern Lodge
Luxury rental set amidst a beautiful forest of spruce trees. Special Getaway Packages  …  

vacationMore Getaway Experiences to Remember   Romantic Getaways ☆ Nature Retreats ☆ Foodie Delights ☆ County Culture ☆ Group Gatherings ☆ Action Vacations ☆  Girls Getaways ☆ Lakeside Escapes


“Take It Easy: The Story of The Eagles” ~ Saturday, May 4 at The Regent Theatre celebrates the incredible music of legendary 1970s Country-Rock group “The Eagles”. .. More information }


Quinte Isle Bluegrass Celebration ~ May 24 – 26 at Quinte Isle Campark: Featuring local and regional Canadian bands bringing together the finest in Canadian bluegrass music. Join us for a weekend of music, food, jamming, fun and friendship … More information }

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Death by DesignDeath by Design ~ May 18, 19*, 24, 25 and 26 at Mount Tabor Community Playhouse in Milford: What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” … More information }

The Small RoomThe Small Room at The Top of The Stairs ~ May 24 – 16 at The Regent Theatre: Shatterbox Theatre presents The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs live on The Regent Theatre stage! If you love mystery and suspense you won’t want to miss this show! You’ll be talking about it for days! … More information }

Mother’s Day

MomMother’s Day events ~ May 11 & 12: We think all moms deserve to have a great weekend in the County — rain or shine. Mother’s Day spring walk at Sandbanks; Mothers Day Garden Tour & Sale of Orchids, Herbs and Flower Baskets at Black Walnut Gardens; Wellington Elks Mother’s Day Breakfast; Winery Tour with Sandbanks Vacations & Tours … Watch here for more Mother’s Day activities in the County. … More information }

bouquets of flowersFresh local flowers for your Mom – every week throughout the spring and summer seasons.  Floralora’s flower subscription provides freshly harvested flowers from beautiful Prince Edward County … Find out more }

Sip & Savour

Thank you to our newsletter sponsor P.E.C. Homewatch

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TerroirTerroir on the Move ~ May 18 & 19: Join us in Prince Edward County & travel from winery to winery exploring the unique terroir of the region. A “Terroir on the Move” passport rewards you with 6 unique wine experiences … More information }

Karlo’s Masquerade ~ Saturday, May 25 at Karlo Estates Winery. Mysterious* and magical, there is no experience like a masquerade dinner and dance. .. More information }

Wine & DineCheck out more Sip & Savour events …

Spring Markets & Shows

The Local Store (West Lake) opens for the season.  Apr 27 & Apr 28. We officially open May 1, but always do a ‘soft’ opening, the last weekend in April… come and check out the new for a great 2019 season!  More information }

Spring Antique Show ~ May 18 & 19 at the Crystal Palace: Antiques, collectibles, primitives, art, glass, china, linens and much more! … More information }

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Second Saturday Market ~ May 11 at Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton: Search for vintage, retro, handmade or rummage sale finds at this monthly market at Macaulay Heritage Park! … More information }

Wellington Market opens for the season ~ Saturday, May 18 at Wellington United Church: Wellington Farmers’ Market is an eclectic, outdoor market on the shore of Lake Ontario. Local vendors and farmers come together each Saturday … More information }

marketsCheck out more Spring Markets

Art is Everywhere

Bid for the Build Art Auction ~ Saturday, May 11 at Crystal Palace, in support of our local hospital building fund. Don’t miss your opportunity to be involved in what will be the most talked about gala fundraising event of the year. More information }

Arts on Main SPRING Show ~ until May 21 at Arts on Main Gallery in Picton: An artist-run gallery of 25 LOCAL ARTISTS together in ONE LOCATION … More information }


Check out more Art events & workshops


Herbs Health & The Elements Workshop Series with Herbalist Tamara Segal ~ Sunday, May 5 at Picton Town Hall: Workshops are based on each of the four elements EARTH, FIRE, AIR & WATER… More information }


Spring Birding Festival ~ May 11 – 20 at Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO): Guided walks and tours, workshops, and banding demonstrations. … More information }

Birding and Nature Photography tours ~ May 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, & 26 : County Outings is offering a series of 4-hour “Birding and Nature Photography” tours to diverse natural habitats along with the popular “Parts Unknown of Prince Edward County” tour to little-known shores, farms and waterfalls throughout the month of May. … More information }

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Active & Outdoors

Walleye World Fishing Tournament ~ May 4 & 5: 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 }

8th Annual Hike for Hospice ~ Sunday, May 5 at Prince Edward County Community Centre: Hikers, runners, strollers, ramblers, wanderers, and their well-behaved dogs, are all welcome to join friends of Hospice Prince Edward at this national, pledge-based family event … More information }

Bloomfield Kids Fishing Derby ~ Saturday, May 11 at the Bloomfield Mill Pond Park. Sponsored by Bloomfield-Hallowell Recreation Committee … More information }


Armdrop Drag Racing ~ Saturday, May 18 at Picton Airfield: Armdrop Inc. is taking it to the strip! Our group hosts drag racing, car & bike shows. We keep the old street … More information }

Rotary Lilac Ride ~ Sunday, May 26 at Prince Edward County Community Centre: Join us for our 4th annual Picton Rotary charity cycling event supporting PEC’s“ Reaching For Rainbows”. This annual event will take riders on some of Prince Edward County’s most beautiful cycling routes … More information }

Our Living History

Gathering of Friends Loyalist Re-enactment ~ May 18 -19 at Ameliasburgh Heritage Village: Step back in time to Loyalist Days, with the Gathering of Friends Rendezvous at Ameliasburgh Heritage Village. Over the Victoria Day weekend, re-enactors camp on-site, living as Loyalists would have done in their earliest days in Canada … More information }


Heroes and Legends of the South Shore ~ Sunday, May 26 at Mariners Park Museum: Suzanne Pasternak has spent over 35 years recording, collecting and preserving the unique maritime heritage of South Bay and Long Point. Suzanne will perform a storytelling and music concert at the Mariners Park Museum … More information }

Night at the Museum: Monologue Night ~ Friday, May 31 at Wellington Heritage Museum: Take in a stirring monologue performance at the new Wellington Heritage Garden, featuring soloists with prepared texts from plays, performances and scripted soliloquies. … More information }

Community Corner

Trash Bash Day ~ Saturday, April 27: Do you have 20 minutes to spare? The County along with the Belleville, Quinte West and Tyendinaga Township are working together to pick up litter from roadsides, parks and sidewalks. We need everyone’s help! … More information }

E-Waste Event ~ Saturday, May 4: at Wellington Dental Centre. Have an old TV in your basement? A computer you no longer use? Clothing that you no longer wear?? Bring it to our annual E-Waste Event on May 4th and help the community at the same time! … More information }

Community Volunteer Fair ~ Wednesday, May 29 at Wellington Legion Hall: You’re invited! Community organizations wishing to host their information resource table at the Fair, please contact … More information }

Coming in June

June 1, 2019 – Terroir Run
June 1, 2019 – Sweet Nostalgia – Songs From Our L.P.’s at St. Mary Magdalene
June 1, 2019 – Pride Week in Picton
June 8, 2019 – Queen Elizabeth School and Pinecrest Memorial School ALUMNI REUNION
June 11, 2019 – Teeing Up Fore Health Care at Picton Golf & Country Club
June 15, 2019 – County Blooms – The County Garden Show at Wellington Town Hall
June 15, 2019 – Uncork Canada – Taste Canada’s Best Wines! at Prince Edward County Community Centre
June 15, 2019 – Sharon, Bram & Friends Farewell Tour at The Regent Theatre
June 16, 2019 – Fathers Day
June 21, 2019 – Art in the County opens at The Armoury Mall
June 21, 2019 – Rock & Blues Fest at Crystal Palace
June 22, 2019 – Armdrop Drag Racing at Picton Airfield
June 22, 2019 – Honey and Herb Day at Honey Pie Hives and Herbals
June 22, 2019 – Carnival Diablo 8:00 am-5:00 pm
July 1, 2019 – Canada Day
Check events details on the Prince Edward County calendar at
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