August newsletterWINE * DINE * STAY * PLAY…… August 2019

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 …

LittleJohn FarmLittlejohn Farm~ A Wellness Farm ~ Unique Farm Stay Experience • Summer Harvest Experiences 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  …  
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.
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 •  Mid-week and Sunday Tour Specials • 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. Jacksons Falls Country InnJacksons Falls Country Inn
Experience the fusion of European and First Nations cultures.  Girlfriends Weekends
vacationMore Getaway Experiences to Remember   Romantic Getaways ☆ Nature Retreats ☆ Foodie Delights ☆ County Culture ☆ Group Gatherings ☆ Action Vacations ☆  Girls Getaways ☆ Lakeside Escapes savingsBefore you travel, check out August Deals & Discounts
Activities   Food •  Wine

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You’ll be Entertained

Every Brilliant ThingEvery Brilliant Thing | Festival Players ~ August 1 -17 at Festival Players Studio Theatre in Wellington: Starring Gavin Crawford.  Every Brilliant Thing is a one-of-a-kind, interactive theatrical event. … More information }

Midsummer Nights DreamA (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream ~ Friday August 9 at 7:30pm at Bloomfield Millpond Park. The Bard’s Bus Tour revisits Shakespeare’s most magical, musical story. … More information }

Sec T-RExSEX T-REX in Watch out Wildkat (Comedy) ~ Saturday August 17 in Cherry Valley. Get a taste of the olde west as Toronto ensemble Sex T-Rex remounts their 2014 smash-hit show Watch Out Wildkat. Expect train explosions, bar brawls, bear fights, horse chases, and tumblin’ tumbleweeds …

Person of InterestPerson of Interest | Festival Players ~ August 28 to Sept. 1 at Festival Players Studio Theatre: Starring Melody A. Johnson in what is the mostly true story of an actor-driven to the brink —   … More information }

See more County theatre & comedy events #theatre

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Women Killing It Crimewriters FestivalWomen Killing It Crime Writers’ Festival ~ August 30 – Sept. 1: A showcase of female Canadian crime and mystery writers at various locations in beautiful downtown Picton. … More information }

Musical Notes

Elvis FestivalAnnual Elvis Festival ~ August 2 & 3 at Waupoos Winery: Come see Elvis in Waupoos!!!!!   Fish Fry, Elvis performances, Elvis inspired menu … More information }

PEC Jazz FestivalPEC Jazz Festival ~ August 13 – 18 : The Prince Edward County Jazz Festival brings together top jazz talent, from local heroes to international stars in our beautiful wine-country setting. … More information }

Music at Port MilfordMusic at Port Milford Chamber Music Festival ~ July 27 – August 18: Marking Music at Port Milford’s 33rd season of bringing promising 12-18 year-olds with a passion for chamber music together with an internationally renowned faculty  … More information }

musiciansWellington Water Week ~ August 17 -25: The village of Wellington is located on the shore of Lake Ontario in the heart of Prince Edward County. Water Week is inspired by Stockholm’s World Water Week, the purpose of this week-long festival is to highlight the arts, … More information }

Country Music JamboreePrince Edward County Country Jamboree ~ August 22 -25 in Cherry Valley: A family-friendly event, celebrating our 5th year of great country music … More information }

Princess Country FestivalPrincess Country Fest: Jade Naraine & Kelsi Mayne ~ August 28 at Fields on West Lake. Canadian Country Artists will take the stage to perform a special benefit concert where proceeds will go towards helping women after abuse, restart their lives. … More information }

Tuesday eveningsConcerts in the Park (Wellington), Tuesday evenings @ 6:30pm at Wellington Park
August 8 & 22Quarter Moon Coffee House at Baxter Arts Centre
August 9Primal Winds – Road Warriors Tour at Picton Elks
August 9Roy Orbison Tribute at The Regent Theatre
August 10A County Hoedown to “Back the Build” at Wellington & District Community Centre
August 11Concert in the Park (Waupoos) at North Marysburgh Recreation Centre
August 21QEMA’s Music Night with The Kitchen Family and Friends at Wellington Town Hall
August 24Dan Mangan (solo) at The Regent Theatre
August 24Music & Food in the Vineyard at Sandbanks Winery

See more County live music events #music

Sip, Sample,and Savour

Fermentation Festival 2019Ontario Fermentation Festival ~ Saturday August 3 at the Crystal Palace: With your admission, free fermentation workshops and speakers! … More information }

Beer FestivalTrue North Beer Festival ~ Saturday August 10 at Loch Sloy:  Canada’s first rare beer and new music festival returns to Prince Edward County. This ain’t your Grandpa’s Festival (unless your grandpa is awesome)… More information }

August 2Midsummers Night from 5-8pm at The Grange Winery
August 3Charity BBQ from 10:30 to 3pm at Metro in Picton. All proceeds to Hospice Prince Edward.
August 9Winemaker’s Taste & Tour at Sandbanks Winery
August 10Fish Fry at Rose House Museum in Waupoos
August 25Tea Room Peach Social at Ameliasburgh Heritage Village
August 31Harvest Experience – A Celebration of Summer! at Littlejohn Farm

hashtagSee more County Sip & Savour events #taste
Cooking classes, Taste Trail, Wine & Food events …

Sandbanks Vacations & ToursSunday Funday Winery Tour SPECIAL:  Sundays are the perfect day to do a wine tour.. it’s still the weekend AND there are fewer crowds! Receive $10 off half day wine tours taken on Sunday … More information }

Active Community

Escape the libraryESCAPE the Library! at Picton Branch Library ~ August 3, 7, 17 & 21:  Test your problem-solving skills in a century-old Carnegie Library in the heart of Picton! All proceeds support our Time To Renew Campaign to fund our Picton Branch Expansion! More information }

Consecon Community Day ~ August 3 : Come out and be part of this daylong, festivities filled, family occasion with something for everyone. … More information }

Prince Edward Auto Club Street Meet ~ August 8 -11 at Roblin Lake Fairgrounds: *Having A Blast Reliving The Past!* Come join us with your beloved auto  .. More information }

Hillier Park Day ~ Saturday August 17 at Jack Taylor Park in Hillier.  Pancake breakfast, Kite Festival, Open Studio and free Jazz concert. … More information }

The Moto Social CampTheMotoSocialCAMP x ~ August 23 – 25 at Picton Airfield: You’ve never camped like this before. Get ready for a memorable adventure under the stars in support of youth mental health! Live music, artisanal goodies prepared by celebrity chefs …. More information }

Friday & Saturday EveningsGraveyards and Gallows Walking Tour at Macaulay Heritage Park
August 7 & 21Lakeshore Lodge Days at Sandbanks Provincial Park
August 10Dragon Boat Races at Wellington Harbour
August 10 & 31Yoga with Alpacas at SHED Chetwyn Farms
August 14 & 28Sand Sifting Cleanup at the Outlet Beach at Sandbanks Provincial Park
August 5 & 29Plant Identification Walks
August 8The Inspiring Universe Experience at The Regent Theatre

Art is Everywhere!

Art & Craft SaleAnnual Art & Craft Sale ~ Thursday August 1 at Picton Fairgrounds @ 9am to 7pm. Over 220 vendors will be selling everything from Crafts, Stained Glass, Paintings, Clothing, Wood Products  … More information }

Rednersville Road Art pretourRednersville Road Art Tour ~ August 31 to Sept. 2 : 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 }

See more County art events #art

 Seasonal Markets


  • Wellington Market ~ Saturdays 8am – 1pm
  • Sandbanks Summer Market – Fridays 2pm – 7:30pm
  • The Summer Market in Waupoos ~ Saturdays August 3,17 & 31, 9am -2pm
  • Kelly’s Bake Shoppe in the County Pop-Up! August 10 & 11
  • Indoor Market in The Mess Hall at The Armoury, Picton ~ Saturdays and Sundays, 9am – 2pm
  • Consecon Artisan Market ~ Saturdays 9 -2, Sundays 11-4
  • Wellings Farmers and Artisan Market ~ August 21st, 3-7pm at Wellings of Picton
  • Farmer’s Tan Market at Parson’s Brewery ~ August 31 & Sept 1 10am – 4pm. A celebration of farm brewing – from farm to glass – we are proud of all the passion, hard work and dedication behind our supply chain. .. More information }

County markets

Coming in September

Sept. 1 – Lighthall Marsh Stroll
Sept. 5-8 – Waupoos Island Wellness Retreat
Sept. 6-8 – Picton Fair
Sept. 13-22 – PEC Chamber Music Festival
Sept. 7 – County Gran Fondo
Sept. 8 – Annual Black River Paint Out
Sept. 13-15 – 50’s & 60’s Rock N Roll Music Festival
Sept. 14 – Milford Fall Fair
Sept. 14 – Harvest Experience – A Celebration of Summer! at Littlejohn Farm
Sept. 14 – Sandbanks Music Festival
Sept. 15 – Sandbanks Fall Getaway Fun Run
Sept. 19-22 – ART Written by Yasmina Reza at The Local Store
Sept. 20 – Brothers Gibb: The Bee Gees’ Story at The Regent Theatre
Sept. 20 – Hospice PE Golf Tournament
Sept. 20-22 – PEC Studio Tour
Sept. 21/22 – Ameliasburgh Fall Fair
Sept. 28 – Taste Community Grown at Loch Sloy
Sept. 21 – Armdrop Drag Racing at Picton Airfield
Sept/Oct – Fall Birding at Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO)
Sept. 26 – Picton Art Crawl
Sept. 27 -29– RED written by John Logan, at The Regent Theatre
Sept. 28 – Wellington on the Lake’s 12th Annual Arts & Craft Sale
Sept. 28 – Plant Identification Walk

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Join us for seasonal celebrations, festivals and fairs

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