November 2017

 ……. TASTE * TOUR * EXPLORE * UNWIND……. November 2017

It’s NOVEMBER in The County!! Summer’s just a memory, the fall leaves are almost gone, and harvest is in. November’s not a month that’s known for excitement — except in Prince Edward County. Brighten an otherwise drab month with some County fun – from Countylicious to Wassail, from The Maker’s Hand to Santa, The County is alive this month with unique experiences for every age group and taste. Come visit us and create some great memories.

November Getaways

autumn leavesMany of our hospitality partners are offering fabulous fall specials and packages and there are events to suit every interest.

Sunrise Cottage Resort :: a Waterfront Resort with Luxury Cottages. Ideal for family vacations or group events and reunions.

Jacksons Falls Country Inn :: Girlfriends Getaway • Countylicious Getaway Package • BREWmance Package • Winter Getaway

Black River Bed & Breakfast :: Waterfront adult-only B&B in a park-like sanctuary. Unique gourmet dinners.

Wine Tour Packages with Sandbanks Vacations & Tours :: Stay & Play Packages • Half Day Tours • Lunch & Wine Tours • Group or Corporate Packages

Merrill Inn :: A classic country inn in the heart of Picton. Girlfriend Getaways – Seasonal Packages – Fine Dining.

isaiah tubbs resort & conference centre :: Dining & Getaway packages • Family vacations • Weddings • Retreats • Conferences.

The Manse Boutique Inn and Spa :: The Manse is the perfect place for that special occasion with that special someone.  Enjoy our romantic fireplace rooms and spa packages.

The Wexford House :: A perfect venue for your Christmas party • Family Gatherings • Group Reunions • Small Weddings • Girlfriends Getaways • Meetings & Retreats.

 

Festivals

lanternFirelight Lantern Festival  ~ Sat November 18 at the Crystal Palace in Picton. A magical celebration for the whole community, including a procession down Main Street, a dance party, a whole lot of handmade lanterns, and YOU! Costumes encouraged! Find out more »

 

The Maker's HandThe Makers Hand Festival of Fine Craft ~ Fri November 3 to Sun November 5 at Picton Fairgrounds. The most exciting marketplace of artisanal excellence in Eastern Ontario. A juried event, showcasing the inspired work of top artisans from all over Ontario and Quebec … Find out more »

Hollywood North Film FestsivalHollywood NORTH Film Festival ~ Fri November 10 to Sun November 12.
Celebrating 100 years of film in Quinte – Belleville, Trenton & Picton.
Find out more »

 

Wassail

Wassail in the County & Getaway Packages ~ weekends from November 18 to December 3. Join Prince Edward County’s winemakers for mulled wines, comfort foods and festive good cheer. Ontario’s most unique wine celebration, Wassail pays tribute to the age old tradition of celebrating the harvest before the arrival of winter. Find out more »

 

Festival of TreesFestival of Trees ~ Fri November 24 to Sun November 26 at Isaiah Tubbs Resort, West Lake. Silent auction of nearly 200 decorated Christmas trees, bucket draw, Christmas boutique, entertainment, visits from Santa, bake and preserves sale. All proceeds support healthcare needs in our community. Find out more »

 

Thank you to our newsletter sponsor Elizabeth Crombie
Elizabeth Crombie Royal LePage

 

Sip & Savour

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Wine Lovers Dinner ~ Wed November 1 at The Waring House. Join us for a gourmet four course meal paired with specially selected wines to complement the menu. This month’s theme is: France and California. Find out more »

Fall Countylicious & Getaway Packages ~ Fri November 3 to Sun November 26.  Our celebration of fine dining featuring prix fixe menus. Countylicious is your chance to experience some of Prince Edward County’s out of this world dining experiences, at down to earth prices. Find out more »

The Judgement of Kingston ~ Sat November 4. Pinot Noirs of the County versus some of Burgundy’s best. Blind tasting of Pinot Noirs. Find out more »

Cooking Classes ~ Learn secrets from professional chefs, savour the results, and have fun!  Find out more »

Meet the Maker ~ Tue November 7 at The County Canteen, Picton. Meet The Maker – The Beer, The Brewers & Their Story. Five course beer & food pairing. With Prince Edward County fast becoming a craft beer hot spot, we are lucky to have the opportunity to pair great beer with awesome food. Find out more »

Prince Edward County Single Malt Society ~ Wed November 8 at The Waring House. Join us as scotch lovers from around the County unite to enjoy amber gold in a glass. Find out more »

Festivus ~ weekends from November 17 to December 23.  You’re invited to celebrate the festivities of the season with the wineries, breweries and cideries on the County’s East side. Find out more »

Wassail the County ~ weekends from November 18 to December 3. Join Prince Edward County’s winemakers for mulled wines, comfort foods and festive good cheer. Ontario’s most unique wine celebration, Wassail pays tribute to the age old tradition of celebrating the harvest before the arrival of winter. Find out more »

Christmas is coming!

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26th Annual “Handmade” Christmas Craft Show ~ Sat November 11 to Sun November 12 at the Picton Arena. The finest handmade crafters descend upon the Picton Arena – Community Hall … Find out more »

Elks Local Ladies November Vendor Event ~ Sun November 12 at the Elks Lodge in Picton. Shop from a variety of local vendors and enjoy a delicious BBQ put on by the Elks. Find out more »

Wellington Christmas Tree and Town Lights on ~ Fri November 17. Wellington businesses and home owners start the Christmas season by turning on their Christmas lights to brighten up the beautiful village.

QEMA’s Treats, Treasures & Crafts Show ~ Sat November 18 at Bloomfield Hall. An amazing array of artisanal crafts, hard to find treasures, and delectable treats. All donations support the Quinte Educational Museum and Archives. Find out more »

A Closson Road Christmas ~ Weekends starting November 18th to December 16th at Closson Road, the “Golden Mile” of Prince Edward County. Closson Road celebrates the holidays with 5 weekends of special events and activities in conjunction with Wassail! … Find out more »

Thank you to our newsletter sponsor PEC HomewatchPEC Homewatch

Wassail through the Centuries! ~ Saturdays Nov 18, 25, and Dec 2 at Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton. At the church building this year. “Time travel” to four different eras for a true feeling of Christmas past!  Featuring our popular annual bake sale, Christmas Café * Stocking Stuffers * Ye Olde Toy Shoppe Period Vignettes * Costumed Characters * Children’s Games Musical Entertainment at 2:00PM each day … Find out more »

Bloomfield Festival of Lights Parade ~ Fri November 24 @ 6:30pm. The village of Bloomfield sparkles like a magical fairyland for their annual night-time holiday parade with floats, bands and lots of glitz.   … Find out more »

Festival of Trees ~ Fri November 24 to Sun November 26 at Isaiah Tubbs Resort, West Lake. Silent auction of nearly 200 decorated Christmas trees, bucket draw, Christmas boutique, entertainment, visits from Santa, bake and preserves sale. All proceeds support healthcare needs in our community. Find out more »

Christmas Wreath & Basket Sale ~ Saturday Nov 25 at Glenwood Cemetery Chapel in Picton. Annual fundraiser for the Glenwood Cemetery. Purchase wreaths and baskets for use in homes and businesses during the holiday season and for placement on monuments in memory of loved ones. Find out more »

Christmas Lights Tour Picton ~ The County Carriage Co. is excited to offer a “Christmas Lights Tour”. This 1 hour tour is available select evenings beginning November 25th. Enjoy the beautiful lights and majestic holiday scenery and the sound of hooves and jingle bells. Find out more »

Picton Santa Claus Parade ~  Sun November 26 @ 1pm. Enjoy the music, the clowns, the marching bands and all the fun of the big parade. Main Street will be closed at 1:00 p.m. so pick your spot and settle in for the big parade. It begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends with the arrival of Santa himself!  Find out more »

Wellington Santa Claus Parade ~ Sat December 2 @ 10:30 followed by a visit with Santa and a sing along with the County Ukulele Band in the Town Hall. Find out more »

You’ll be Entertained

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Memphis Tuesdays at The Drake ~ Tuesdays at Drake Devonshire in Wellington. The Drake is proud to host some of the best up-and-coming and established indie music acts. We also offer a range of cultural programming, from artist talks and author visits. Find out more »

November MillPond Country Jamboree & Open Mic ~ Sat November 11 at The HOPE Centre in Picton. The evening will feature an acoustic performance by Kevin Young, a fantastic dinner and an always outstanding back up band for open mic. Find out more »

Swingin’ with Oscar ~ Sat November 11 at the Regent Theatre, the music of Oscar Peterson. Find out more »

Dan Hill ~ Sat November 18 live on stage at the Regent Theatre. Classic hits and billboard toppers. Find out more »

Roblin Lake Jamboree and Open Mic ~ Sat November 18 at Ameliasburgh Town Hall. Come out and perform – instrumental and/or vocals, country, rock, jazz or blues… Find out more »

County Country Jamboree & Rock N Roll Festival Dance Floor Fundraiser ~ Sat November 25 at Elks Lodge, Picton. Crimson Cay & Let it Play DJ service by Evan Lewis will provide the tunes for the evening.  Find out more »

Free Family Movie ~ Sun November 26 @ 2pm at The Regent Theatre.  Find out more »

music noteAlso check out the live music at County venues

 

Sports & Recreation

Walking in November

Public Swimming ~ at Prince Edward Fitness & Aquatic Centre (PEFAC). Lifeguard on duty. Tuesdays 6-8pm; Thursday 7-8:30pm; Saturdays 1-3pm  Find out more »

Public Skating ~ at Wellington & District Community Centre and Prince Edward Community Centre (Picton). Find out more »

Hockey season  ~ has started.  Cheer on our local teams:

  • Picton Pirates- our local Junior “C” ice hockey team. Details & schedule at pictonpirates.ca
  • Wellington Dukes – our local Junior “A” ice hockey team. They are in the Eastern Division of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.  Details & schedule at wellingtondukes.com

 

December Events

Join us for seasonal celebrations, festivals and fairs

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