……. TASTE * TOUR * EXPLORE * UNWIND……. November 2018

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

Spend a weekend exploring The County’s rich arts and culture scene amid the spectacular canopy of autumn. Relax and rejuvenate at one of the fine inns, savour a dinner handcrafted by an acclaimed chef, or a wine tasting of the exceptional wines.

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 this fall …  
LittleJohn FarmLittlejohn Farm ~ A Wellness Farm ~ Unique Farm Stay Experience • Guided Wine Tours •  Culinary Workshops •  Access Bars 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 sky scape.
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 Weekends • Group Getaways
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 Tours •  Stay & Play Pkgs • Half Day Tours • Lunch & Wine Tours • Group or Corporate Pkgs
isaiah tubbs resort isaiah tubbs resort
Overlooking Sandbanks • Family vacations • Weddings • Conferences  •  Retreats • Waterfront restaurant
The ManseThe Manse Boutique Inn
The perfect place for that special occasion.  Romantic getaways, Girls packages, Wine tours …
At The Lake Suites B&B
Two bright, exquisite, private, waterfront suites, close to Sandbanks. Private beach, large park-like yard.
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Hallowe’en Hauntings

Haunted HouseSpooky Halloween Fundraising Dance ~ Friday Oct. 26 at Prince Edward County Community Centre. Join PEFAC, The Reasons, and DJ John Pepper for games, contests and great fun. … More information }

Haunting in the Hamlet ~ Saturday Oct. 27 at Consecon ~ a harvest & Hallowe’en celebration ~ Free, Inclusive Community Day – open to residents and visitors. A Festive Fun Day for the Whole Family – Town-wide Events – Not to be missed. … More information }

Hallowe’en Bash at Isaiah Tubbs ~ Saturday Oct. 27 at Isaiah Tubbs Resort: Prime rib dinner & dance with live entertainment by Swift Kick. Seatings between 5pm-9pm. Prize for best costume. … More information }

Hallowe’en Party at The Waring House ~ Saturday Oct. 27 with The Reasons plus Oct. 31 with Mark McGreevy. One venue – 2 great parties!  Plus a haunted walk on the 31st. … More information }

Dress Up & Dance Halloween with Crimson Cay at Wellington Legion ~ Saturday Oct. 27 There will be limited tickets for this event. BIG MIKES BBQ will be on site offering up delicious food for the evening. … More information }

Sip & Savour

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Homegrown County Craft Brewing Festival ~ Saturday Oct. 27 at Crystal Palace: celebrating local growers, makers, and tasters of craft beer and cider in the #GCA (Greater County Area) by bringing together brewers, farmers, and families to toast the harvest season. … More information }

Fish Fry at Wellington Elks Lodge ~ Friday Nov. 2 at Allisonville Hall: Serving 5:00-7:00 pm, Buffet style, All Welcome … More information }

Fall Countylicious ~ Nov. 2-25: 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. Countylicious is your chance to experience some of Prince Edward County’s … More information }

Judgement of Kingston – Blind Tasting of Chardonnays ~ Saturday Nov. 3: Chardonnays of the County versus some of Okanagan’s best. An annual blind-tasting event offering the public a chance to compare great wines from The County and another wine producing region. Proceeds go to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario … More information }

WassailWassail in the County ~ Nov. 17/18, 24/25th and Dec. 1/2: Multiple Locations. Join Prince Edward County’s winemakers for mulled wines, comfort foods and festive good cheer. Wassail pays tribute to the age old tradition of celebrating the harvest before the arrival of winter. … More information }


Wassailing at Macaulay’s ~ Nov. 17/18, 24/25th and Dec. 1/2: 1pm-5pm at Macaulay Heritage Park (house), Picton. This is The County’s Victorian Christmas and Good Cheer experience! Our costumed guides at historic Macaulay House will warmly welcome you. The Victorian kitchen will offer tasty heritage recipes to sample. Period decorations, with pops of colourful tartan, will fill … More information }


The Glass Menagerie ~ Oct. 20-28 at Mount Tabor Community Playhouse in Milford: The Glass Menagerie is a play first produced in 1944. The author, Tennessee Williams was launched into fame and made victim to the forties’ equivalent of literary paparazzi because of it. The play revolves around a young man begrudgingly supporting the family his father has abandoned. … More information }

Armstrong’s War ~ Friday Nov. 23rd to Sunday Nov. 25th at The Regent Theatre:  Shatterbox Theatre presents ARMSTRONG’S WAR by Colleen Murphy. A FUNDRAISER for the REGENT THEATRE. After suffering an injury during a military tour of Afghanistan, Michael, a young soldier, is recovering in the rehabilitation wing of a hospital. The last thing he wants is to … More information }

Snow White the Panto ~ Nov 29-Dec. 2 at Mount Tabor Community Playhouse in Milford: The Marysburgh Mummers proudly continue the tradition of Christmas Season Pantomime with “Snow White- the Panto” … More information }

You’ll be Entertained

Roast of Robert Quaiff ~ Saturday Oct. 27 at The View Restaurant at the Picton Golf & Country Club. The Picton BIA presents Roast of Robert Quaiff – A fundraising event for the Regent Theatre Foundation. An evening of dinner, politics and comedy as Robert Quaiff, the retiring Mayor of Prince Edward County gets roasted! … More information }

Patsy Gallant Sings PIAF ~ Thursday Nov. 1 at The Regent Theatre: Details & tickets … More information }

Regent TheatreThe Regent Theatre’s 100th Anniversary Concert ~ Friday Nov. 2: featuring Miss Emily with Special Guests including Suzanne Pasternak, Ben Vandergaast, Siobhan Bodrug and Instant Rivalry. The Regent Theatre opened on Nov. 2nd 1918 with the promise of a “good orchestra” and ever since music has been an integral art of the Regent’s history and legacy. … More information }


“Tomorrow’s Special Tonight” – Picton’s only Late Night Talk Show (comedy) ~ Friday, Nov. 2 at Gus’s  Family Restaurant in Picton.  Join us for the first ever edition of “Tomorrow’s Special Tonight” with hosts Short Attention Spa and special guests DUODAD from Toronto with musical guest Reggie and featuring the Taste That Players! More information }

Murder Mystery Dinner ~ Friday Nov. 9 at The Waring Hall: an evening of food, fun and MURDER!! Join us for a night of suspense and killer food as we try to solve the mystery before the sweet course of revenge is served. … More information }

Firelight Lantern Festival ~ Saturday Nov. 10 : 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! … More information }

ABBA Mania & Night Fever ~ Saturday Nov. 17 at The Regent Theatre: Night Fever Abbamania is the world’s number one production of Abba. The show consists of studio musicians that recreate Abba live in concert. They are the only Abba production to perform twice for the cast of Mama Mia. … More information }

music noteAlso check out the live music at County venues


Markets & Shows

The Maker's HandThe Maker’s Hand ~ Nov. 2-4 at Picton Fairgrounds: 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. Featuring 40 exhibitors in an indoor venue, the event takes place over three bustling days and attracts … More information }

Christmas Market at the Local Store (West Lake) ~ Nov. 2-4: Special Christmas Market 3 days. Visit our historical century barn filled with original, local merchandise from the County’s creative artists, artisans, authors, food producers and musicians. Over 160 Prince Edward County Artists, Artisans and Local Food. Free Admission! … More information }

Christmas Wreath & Basket Sale @ Glenwood Chapel ~ Saturday Nov. 24 at Glenwood Cemetery Chapel: The Christmas Wreath & Basket Sale is a very important annual fundraiser for our 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. … More information }

See more Christmas markets … 

Christmas Festivities

Wellington Sparkles – Light up the Village ~ Friday Nov. 16 at 6pm with Christmas Tree Lighting in Wellington Park. Dress up as a WHO and join us for Hot Chocolate and Singing around the Lighting of the Village and Christmas Tree. Wassail in the Village in the Town Town Hall 6-9pm … More information }

Christmas in Consecon ~ Sunday Nov. 18: Sunday Christmas activities are happening throughout the hamlet of Consecon. … More information }

Bloomfield Festival of Lights ~ Friday Nov. 23 : The village of Bloomfield sparkles like a magical fairyland for their annual night-time holiday parade with floats, bands and lots of glitz. Main Street closes at 6 p.m. and all the holiday lights in the village are turned on at once. … More information }

Festival of Trees ~ Nov. 23-25 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. Sponsored by the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, with all proceeds going to support healthcare needs in our community. … More information }

Picton Santa Claus Parade ~ Sunday Nov. 25: Enjoy the music, the clowns, the marching bands and all the fun of the big parade. Main Street will be closed at noon p.m. so pick your spot and settle in for the big parade. It begins at 1:00 p.m. … More information }

Wellington’s Christmas in the Village ~ Saturday Dec 1: Wellington’s Who-Ville Christmas in the Village and Parade … More information }

See more Christmas events … 

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County Outings half-day trip ~ Saturday Oct. 27: County Outings is stepping out into The County again with a series of half-day horn trips this fall. This is a unique opportunity for you to experience the authentic rural people and wild places not found on the tourist map. Guide Phil Norton has been roaming Prince Edward County’s back … More information }

Fund Raising Dinner and Silent Auction – Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory ~ Saturday Oct. 27 at The Waring Hall: The Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory invites you to an exquisite buffet dinner featuring a presentation by Jeremy Bensette, diehard birder, naturalist, conservationist, wildlife … More information }

Prince Edward County Field Naturalists Monthly Meeting ~ Tuesday Oct. 30 at Bloomfield Hall: Guest Speaker: Erling Armson, Conservation Specialist and Ontario Invasive Species expert and is the head of Land Securement, Invasive and Northern programs at Ducks Unlimited Canada, on Invasive Phragmites. Come find out more about invasive phragmites and what we can do to combat it. … More information }

Sea Sick ~ Friday Nov. 9 at The Regent Theatre: Sea Sick …the ocean contains the switch of life. Not land, not the atmosphere. The ocean. And that switch can be turned off… Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell’s critically acclaimed and Dora-nominated production about the state of the global ocean … More information }


9th Annual MILK Hockey Tournament ~ October 26-28. 44 teams – About 700 players and their families from all over Ontario will play 4 or more games of hockey in either Picton, Wellington or Deseronto … More information }

Night at the Library in Picton ~ Sunday Oct. 28. A fundraiser for the library expansion.  Desserts, wine, cider, live entertainment, door prizes & more … More information }

Seniors Information & Active Living Fair ~ Thursday Nov. 1 at Wellington & District Community Centre. Lots to learn, see and do for seniors 60+. Free lunch, Free admission, Free parking, Presentations, Demonstrations, 40+ vendors, Door Prizes. FREE transportation available … More information }


December Events

Dec. 1 – Wassail in the County
Dec. 1 – Wassailing at Macaulay’s
Dec. 1 – Sonrise Christian Academy’s Annual Christmas Vendor & Bake Sale
Dec. 2 – Christmas House Tour
Dec. 2 – Ameliasburgh’s Christmas in the Village at Ameliasburgh Heritage Village
Dec. 2 – A Swingin’ Christmas with Toronto All-Star Big Band! at The Regent Theatre
Dec. 12 – Sultans of String: Christmas Caravan! at The Regent Theatre
Dec. 20 – Scott Woods, Canadian Fiddle Champion: Old Time Christmas Event at Emmanuel Baptist Church

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

Join us for seasonal celebrations, festivals and fairs

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