WINE * DINE * STAY * PLAY…… August 2018

It’s AUGUST in the County! Join us for summer getaways, festivals, winery tours, live music and theatre and more …

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August Getaways

Find your perfect Getaway in the County.
Wine & Culinary Experiences, Rejuvenation Getaways, Romantic Hideaways, Family Fun and more …

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. A short drive to wineries, cider makers, restaurants and beaches. 
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 /  Brew 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 & Spa
The perfect place for that special occasion.  Romantic fireplace rooms & Spa packages.
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You’ll be Entertained

Festival PlayersExperience theatre in Prince Edward County ! For more than 10 years, Festival Players has been bringing the beautiful landscapes, towns and villages of the County to life through the incredible power of theatre!


A Funny Proposition featuring Bruce Dow ~ July 26 – 28 at Wellington United Church: A cabaret-play, perhaps a caberplay! one-man musical by Bruce Dow (and a bunch of other guys) … More information }

The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey ~ August 2 – 18 at Festival Players Studio Theatre in Wellington: When young Miles visits the rural Ontario home of … More information }

Blind Date, starring Christy Bruce ~ August 22 September 2 at The Regent Theatre: direct from critically acclaimed, sold-out runs in New York, Toronto, and London’s West End, this fast and funny fusion of improvisation, theatre, and social experiment is sure to make you fall in love … More information }

Regent Theatre Picton

Never Saw It Coming – Exclusive Sneak Preview ~ Saturday August 11 at The Regent Theatre: An exclusive sneak preview. The movie is based on the novel by best-selling author Linwood Barclay, who also wrote the screenplay, and is directed by award-winning director Gail Harvey. More information }

Fridays @ Gus’s (comedy) ~ August 3 at 9:00pm. at Gus’s Family Restaurant, Picton.

Taste That with The Bloody Marys (comedy) ~ Saturday August 18 at Athol Town Hall, Cherry Valley: Cash Bar + Lots of Laughs … More information }


Musical Notes

Music at the Barley Room Pub

Quatuor Saguenay, “Form, Balance, Motion” ~ Saturday July 28 at 7:30pm at St. Mary Magdalene, Picton. The Quartuor Saguenay (formerly the Alcan Quartet), has developed a reputation for excellence throughout Canada and internationally since its formation over twenty years ago. … More information }

7th Annual Elvis Festival ~ August 3 & 4 at Waupoos Estates Winery. A family-friendly event. Fish fry, Elvis Inspired Menu, Performances … More information }

Harlem String Quartet ~ Saturday August 4 at 7:30pm at St. Mary Magdalene, Picton. The New York-based Harlem Quartet is currently serving a three-year residency at London’s Royal College of Music, has been praised for its “panache” by The New York Times … More information }

Music at Port Milford ~ Sunday August 5 at Port Milford: 2018 marks Music at Port Milford’s 32nd season of bringing together an internationally-renowned artist faculty and students ages 12-18 with a passion for chamber music … More information }

Quarter Moon Coffee House ~ Thursdays August 9 & 23 at Baxter Arts Centre in Bloomfield. Great open stage music, free admission, good coffee and cookies! Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 7:30pm sharp. … More information }

Crystal Journey with David Hickey ~ Thursday August 9 at 7:30pm at Athol Town Hall, Cherry Valley. The show will take place in two 40 to 50 minute sets. Includes 6 Quartz Crystal Bowls, 8-10 Paiste Planet Gongs & 2 Persian Santoor’s. … More information }

PEC Fest ~ August 10 & 11 at Milford Fairgrounds: Classic Rock & Smokin’ Blues in The County. The first, annual PEC FEST is a family-friendly, musical celebration of classic rock and blues rock music. With several vendors/artisans, an open mic on Saturday and multiple Juno-award winners … More information }

Reuben and the Dark ~ Friday August 10 at The Hayloft Dancehall: Reuben and the Dark has performed at many festivals, including Sasquatch, Austin City Limits, Osheaga, Field Trip, and more. They’ve shared stages with Vance Joy, The Strumbellas, Boy & Bear, and The Paper Kites, to name a few. … More information }

Port Milford Ensemble ~ Saturday August 11 at 7:30pm at St Mary Magdalene Church, Picton: Veterans of orchestral and chamber music performance and members of Port Milford’s core Artist Faculty come together each summer to coach young musicians and to perform in concert with technical distinction … More information }

Surfin’ Safari: The Ultimate Beach Party Show ~ Sunday August 12 at 7pm at The Regent Theatre. Celebrating the music of Jimmy Buffet, Frankie Avalon, Jan & Dean, The Ventures, and of course …The Beach Boys! More information }

Free Concert in the Park (Waupoos) ~ Sunday August 12 at North Marysburgh Recreation Centre: Canteen opens at 5:30, music @ 6:00 – 8:00pm. This is a rain or shine event. Bring your chair and join us. … More information }

PEC Jazz Festival ~ August 14 – 19: Every summer, the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival brings together top jazz talent, from local heroes to international stars in our beautiful wine-country setting.  From classic to cutting edge modern and everything in between, the PEC Jazz Festival has something for every jazz fan.   … More information }

Chuck Jackson – The Blues Man ~ Wednesday August 15 @ Stache on Main in Wellington. JUNO Award Winner, former lead singer of the Dawnchild Blues Band, with special guests Tyler Yarema and Pat Carey.  More information }

Mc 2Whanne & Yung Alfie “My Life Tour” ~ Wednesday August 22 at 8pm at Picton Elks:  featuring Phil Madison, stage name “Mc 2Whanne,” from Vallejo, California. He has been rapping and writing for the past 6 years. … More information }

Country Jamboree ~ August 23-27 at Prince Edward County Festival Grounds, Cherry Valley: 4 days in August. Over 40 performers. … More information }

The Sadies ~Friday August 24 @ 8:00pm at The Hayloft Dancehall, Cherry Valley … More information }

Saturday Night Disco Ball Fever ~ Saturday August 25 at 5:30pm at Wellington and District Community Centre. Proceeds to our PEC Hospital Capital Fund … More information }

Summer Concert In The Chapel – Baroque Concert with FourPlay. Saturday August 25 @ 2 pm, Glenwood Cemetery Chapel. Admission by donation. … More information }

Popera ~ Sunday August 26 at Drake Devonshire in Wellington. A pop-up opera featuring an evening of intimate performances by the Ensemble Studio (AKA the rising stars of opera)  with oysters + bubbly at our outdoor Creekside Kitchen. More information }

Thank you to our newsletter sponsor, Picton Harbour Pontoon Tours

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musicLive Music weekly in August  at these venues …

Wellington Park Gazebo ~ Tuesday evenings
Barley Room Pub ~ Wednesday thru Sundays
Stache on Main ~ Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Music in the vineyard at Sandbanks Winery ~ Friday afternoons
Isaiah Tubbs ~ Friday evenings
Huff Estates Winery ~ Sundays

Sip, Sample,and Savour

The County Soda Company ~ Craft Soda from PEC carefully crafted using real ingredients in order to produce the best tasting soda possible. Enjoy on its own or as the perfect match to your favourite premium spirit as part of a cocktail.

Hands-on Italian Cooking Classes ~ Saturdays July 28, August 18 & 25 at Angelo Bean Cooking Studio: “Italian roots in local soil”. Simple authentic Italian regional recipes are prepared with the best produce … More information }

Tea Room Socials ~ Sundays July 29 & August 26 at Ameliasburgh Heritage Village: Celebrating the Museum’s 50th Anniversary with seasonal delights each month. July 29—Raspberries & Blueberries August 26—Peaches … More information }

Ontario Fermentation Festival ~ Saturday August 4 at the Crystal Palace in Picton: Join us for the 2nd Annual Ontario Fermentation Festival. With your admission, free fermentation workshops and speakers! -A fermented artisan and farmers market ! -An all Ontario beer, wine and cider garden! -Kids activities, music … More information }

Free Community Meals with Food Not Bombs ~ Wednesdays August 1 & 14 @ 5:30pm. at Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross, Picton. All welcome to a community meal the first and third Wednesday of each month … More information }

True North Beer Festival ~ August 10-11 at Loch Sloy Business Park. This summer more than 25 brewers from all four corners of the province will descend for an epic celebration of all things awesome about Canadian craft beer. … More information }

From the Farm Hands-On Cooking Classes ~ Saturdays August 11 & 25: Experience the joy of cooking seasonally. From the Farm Cooking School is the ultimate field to table culinary experience. Located in a 1830’s farmhouse … More information }

Fish Fry at Waupoos for Rose House ~ Saturday August 11 starting at 4:30pm at North Marysburgh Recreation Centre: This delicious Fish Fry is organized by the Friends of Rose House Museum. Funds raised support the charming Museum, a Loyalist-era homestead … More information }

Winemaker’s Taste & Tour ~ Friday August 24 @4pm and 5:30pm at Sandbanks Estate Winery … More information }

 Shows & Sales

Local Markets ~ Several days a week during July & August, at locations throughout the County. Gourmet food, jewellery, home-made treats, art, antiques, collectibles and more. … More information }

Annual Art & Craft Sale ~ Thursday August 2 at Picton Fairgrounds: Over 200 vendors selling everything from Crafts, Stained Glass, Paintings, Clothing, Wood Products, Outside Furniture, Pottery, Jewelry, Toys and MUCH MUCH MORE! … More information }

Car Boot Sale ~ Sundays August 12 & 26 @ 10am to 2pm at The Local Store, West Lake: Vintage  sale from the trunk of cars! Proceeds from stall rentals go towards Prince Edward County Hospital Building Fund … More information }

Nostalgia & Pop Culture Show and Sale ~ Saturday August 18 @ 10am to 6 pm at Curling Club at Picton Fairgrounds: A one day show of everything Nostalgia & Pop Culture. Memorabilia, Sports Cards, Records, Toys, Bottles, Vintage Signs, Movie Collectibles, Photos, Post Cards, Ephemera and lots more. … More information }


Art is Everywhere!

You Were Asking (art display) ~ July 6 to 30 at Artistic Inklings, 230 Main Street, Picton. Art exhibition of collaged paintings by Rhonda Nolan and prints by Pam Patterson. … More information }

Indigenous Artists’ Exhibit & Sale ~ July 28 to August 6 @ 10am-4pm at Macaulay Heritage Park church gallery, Picton. Paintings, Photography, Sculpture, Fibre Art, Beadwork, Prints, Art Cards, Flutes, Rattles, Leatherwork and Calligraphy, and music CDs.  More information }

Local Store PECFeatured Artists at The Local Store ~ from July 30 – Judy Kent; August 9 – Susan Moshynski; August 20 – Marion Casson; August 30 – Luanne Hartman. Visit our historical century barn filled with original, local merchandise from the County’s creative artists, artisans, authors, food producers and musicians. … More information }

The Group of Sevenish ~ August 4 & 5 @ 9am to 4pm at Wellington Town Hall: The Group of Sevenish, a collective of painters, photographers and sculptors, holds five salons during the summer … More information }

Rednersville Road Art Tour ~ September 1-3 : We have opened our homes and studios for this special weekend. All the work presented for sale is original and represents a variety of styles, media and prices. … More information }


Art Workshops

Get inspired by our County artists — unleash your creative potential.

Painting with Jodi Shuster ~ July 27 & 28 at Baxter Arts Centre, Bloomfield. The goal of this course is to improve your painting … More information }

Energy ART making by the beanfield in Bloomfield ~ Tuesday mornings August 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 9:30 – 12:30. Session will be held indoors on rain days. Suitable for adults and teens. No experience necessary. … More information }

Two-Day Encaustic Painting Workshop with Andrew Csafordi ~ August 25-26 at Andrew Csafordi Studio Gallery … More information }

Baxter Arts CentreLEARN •  EXPLORE • DISCOVER ~ To learn more about creative workshops, visit


Creative Writing

County CollAboRaTive ~  August 10 & 11: In celebration of PEC Studio Tour’s 25th Anniversary year, the County’s talented writers and poets join Studio Tour members in an artistic collaboration. Writers are randomly paired with artists. … More information }

Women Killing ItWomen Killing It Crime Writers’ Festival ~ August 31 to Sept. 1 : Putting the spotlight on Canada’s talented women writers who work in the crime and mystery genre. … More information }


Active & Outdoors

Walking tours of historic Picton, Wednesdays through Sundays. Re-live the heady days of tall ships, sail and steam; learn about Sir John A. Macdonald, as a young lawyer in Picton – and later, when we smuggled booze across Lake Ontario during the dangerous days of Prohibition. More information }


Graveyards and Gallows Walking Tour ~ Friday Nights in July & August, starting at 6:30 pm. The tour begins at Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton. Alongside a costumed guide, walk through the grounds of Macaulay’s pleasant estate and the neigbouring graveyard at his historic church … More information }

Yoga for Hospice Prince Edward ~ Sunday July 29 at 10:00 a.m. at Three Dog Winery, Fish Lake Road. Rain date Sunday August 11. Help support Hospice Prince Edward while taking time for yourself by joining us for Gentle Therapeutic Flow Yoga in the vineyard … More information }

South Shore Stroll ~ August 4 & 5 starting at 9 AM. Rain or shine event. Admission: free. Pre-registration required … More information }

Photo thanks to Phil Norton ~ County Outings

“Parts Unknown” tours of PEC’s South Shore ~ Saturday August 4 & 11: If you want to get away from the crowds, the beaches and the wineries and see the wild side of The County, these 4-hour tours include the perfect mix of driving the back roads, walking in natural areas, photography tips, and local food and coffee stops. … More information }

Dragon Boat Races ~ Saturday August 11 : Wellington & District Lions Club Dragon Boat Races welcomes teams and individuals who would like to have a fun day. … More information }

Prince Edward Auto Club Street Meet ~ August 11 & 12 at Roblin Lake Fairgrounds, Ameliasburgh: *Having A Blast Reliving The Past!* Come join us with your beloved auto for the weekend, or visit us for the day and see all that we have to offer! … More information }

Flying Nature Hike ~ Monday August 13 @10:30am. Join us for a hike through a variety of habitats in the South Shore IBA as we search for birds, butterflies, dragonflies and the plants that sustain them. … More information }

Full Moon Yoga Festival ~ Saturday August 25 @ 3:00pm at Sand and Pearl, West Lake. Yoga • Food • Music. Food stations, oysters, beer and booch bars, massage, hula hoops!, art, clothing and more. SOUL JAM with Megan Marie Gates … More information }

Summer Family Fun

Free Family Movie ~ Sundays July 29 & August 26 2pm at The Regent Theatre: On the last Sunday of  each month … More information }

Lakeshore Day

Lakeshore Lodge Days ~ Thursdays August 2 & 16 @ 1pm to 4pm at Sandbanks Provincial Park, Lakeshore Lodge Day Use Area. This popular event in the form of an 1890’s-style picnic features games, music, a corn roast with lemonade and hayrides around this historic part of the Park has something for all ages. … More information }


Consecon Community Day & Soap Box Derby ~ Saturday August 4 : This day long festivities-filled occasion has something for everyone including street dance & events throughout the village. … More information }

125 Years of Fashion ~ Wednesdays August 8 & 22 at Sandbanks Provincial Park Amphitheatre. Help us celebrate 125 years of Ontario Parks with a very special fashion show! What would they have been wearing at Algonquin in 1893? Bon Echo at the turn of the century… Or Sandbanks in the … More information }

Wild about Wildlife ~ Friday August 10 at Wellington Park. Join us for free nature based activities! Activities Include: Make a paper pot and bring home a wildflower for bees and butterflies. Meet live falcons and learn … More information }

Sunday Funday ~ August 12 @ 1pm-4pm at Macaulay Heritage Park, Picton: Hands-on family-friendly activities, displays, games and tasty refreshments too … More information }

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


Coming in September

Aug 22-Sept 2 – Blind Date (Festival Players)
Aug 31-Sept 1 – Women Killing It Crime Writers’ Festival
Sept 1-3 – Rednersville Road Art Tour
Sept 2 – 50th Anniversary Ameliasburgh Heritage Village
Sept 3 – Labour Day holiday
Sept 4-23 – A Beautiful View (Festival Players)
Sept 7-9 – Picton Fair
Sept 7-16 – PEC Chamber Music Festival
Sept 8 – County Gran Fondo
Sept 14-16 – Antique Fall Show & Sale at Crystal Palace
Sept 14-16 – 50’s & 60’s Rock N Roll Music Festival
Sept 15 – Milford Fair
Sept 15 – Sandbanks Music Festival
Sept 15 – Lenni Stewart Jazz Trio at Glenwood Cemetery Chapel
Sept 15-16 – The Picton Model Railroaders Annual Hobby Show
Sept 15 – Armdrop Drag Racing at Picton Airfield
Sept 16 – Sandbanks Fall Getaway Fun Run
Sept 20 – Food to Share Fundraiser Dinner
Sept 21 – Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin II
Sept 21-23 – PEC Studio Tour
Sept 22-23 – Ameliasburgh Fall Fair
Sept 22 – Taste Community Grown at Loch Sloy
Sept 22 – Gavin Crawford: “FRIEND” “LIKE” #ME
Sept 23 – Kiwanis Fall Colour Fondo
Sept 23 – Annual Mariner’s Service
Sept 29 – Wellington on the Lake’s Annual Arts & Craft Sale
Sept 30 – County Marathon


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