WINE * DINE * STAY * PLAY…… June 2018

It’s JUNE in the County!  Join us for Art in the County, live music, garden show, seasonal markets and more …  Come and enjoy all that is featured in the Toronto.com article “Take a road trip to Prince Edward County”.

What’s New

May through August ~ Wooler Road / Hwy 401 on ramp closures
Both on-ramps at Wooler Road and Highway 401 will be closed May 22, 2018 until August 2018. The off ramps will not be impacted by the work. The detour in both cases is east on Telephone Road / Cty Rd 42 to Trenton, then north on Hwy 33 to Hwy 401.

 

Last Chance to Enter!

Don’t miss out … May 31st is the prize draw date for Picton Harbour Pontoon Tours – 4 passes with a value of approx. $180. Details & entry at prince-edward-county.com/newsletter-signup.

June Getaways

Summer is coming. Check out these fabulous summer getaways …

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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Thank you to The Manse Boutique Inn & Spa, prize sponsor

The Manse Boutique Inn & Spa

 

mmmmm! Food & Wine

County “Terroir”  ~ June 2 at Crystal Palace: Discover handcrafted, award winning wines with an unmistakable sense of place. Join us at the historic Crystal Palace for a spring celebration of the newly released wines from the highly acclaimed wineries in Prince Edward County.  This wine festival runs from 11am-4pm with live jazz entertainment, free food samples and plenty of wine tasting experiences. … More information }

Down East Lobster Dinner ~ June 16 at Prince Edward Masonic Hall: Picton Chapter #273 Order of the Eastern Star presents our 12th annual Down East LOBSTER DINNER. Two seatings at 4:30 and 6:45. Net proceeds from this event are in support of Hospice Prince Edward … More information }

Uncork Canada ~ June 23 at Crystal Palace: The Rotary Club of Picton and the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation team up to toast to a new hospital. Get your tickets before they’re all sold out! Tastings of the BEST wines from across the country!   […] … More information }

 

Sandbanks Summer Release Party ~ June 23 & 24 at Sandbanks Estate Winery: Celebrate the first official weekend of summer with the release of our much loved Summer White and Summer Red wine! Complimentary tastings and pairings, with Idle Wild serving their delicious ethnic cuisine!   … More information }

Hillier Fish Fry ~ June 29. The Hillier Fish Fry is back and this year Jamie Kennedy is proudly hosting this popular community event at the J.K.Farm! What a delicious way to kick off the summer.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.   A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to the STOREHOUSE FOOD BANK in Wellington. More information }

More Culinary Delights of the County

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Father’s Day Celebrations

Father’s Day is Sunday June 17. Father’s Day gift ideas got you stumped? We may have a solution for that!

Wellington Rotary Fun Golf Day ~ Thursday June 14. Bring your Dad for a fun day of golf and help our local Rotary Club support Community Projects. Nine hole scramble golf tournment followed by a steak dinner.  Details }

Craft Beer Tour! Celebrate Dad with a Craft Beer Tour. What better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon than touring some of the breweries with your dad. Leave the driving to Sandbanks Vacations & Tours. Details }

Father’s Day BBQ Cook-out at Waupoos Winery ~ Saturday June 16 @ 1p.m. to 6p.m., chefs Ted Reader, Christian Prichard and Guerin Sykes will add their personal flare to the grill and will be cooking up some amazing eats! Details }

Treat your dad to Father’s Day brunch or dinner at Isaiah Tubbs Resort on Sunday June 17. Brunch Buffet: seatings at 10am, 12pm & 2pm
Three Course Dinner: seatings from 5pm- 8pm Details }

 

Art is Everywhere!

Baxter Arts Centre

Join us for summer Programs at Baxter Art Centre in Bloomfield, a community space for arts, education and creativity.   Find out more }

The Summer Show at Arts on Main Gallery is May 24 to August 27.  The Gallery, a cooperative of 25 LOCAL ARTISTS together in ONE LOCATION, is open from 10am to 5pm daily. Read more }

Sitting Pretty: A CHAIRity Event ~ June 2 at Wellington Town Hall: Hosted by the Friends of Wellington Heritage Museum, a stunning selection of artist-created chairs will be available for your bid! Selections for both silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit the museum’s Heritage 2018 EVENTS Garden project […] … More information }

gallerly-artstrail
Follow the Arts Trail through the spectacular countryside and meet the talented artists and gallery owners who make The County a beautiful place to relax, explore and unwind. artstrail.ca

Romance of the Sea ~ June 4 until the  end of July at The Victory in Picton: 35th Annual Exhibition of the Canadian Society of Marine Artists Show of fine arts – new works by the artists of the Canadian Society of Marine Artists and guest artist.. […] … More information }

Art in the County ~ June 22 until July 8 at The Armoury Mall in Picton: Art in the County is an annual juried exhibition of the highest quality of work by renowned County artists and artisans. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Art in the County. … More information }

 


To learn more about local arts & cultural events, sign up for the PEC Arts Council’s newsletter Artscene. www.pecartscouncil.org

 

Live Music Events

Gershwin and Contemporaries “& all that jazz” ~ June 3 at St Mary Magdalene Church in Picton: Command Performance Choir will entertain you with ” A Gershwin Portrait” and other great tunes from the Swing Era by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and others  […] … More information }

Thank you to PEC Homewatch, newsletter sponsor

PEC Homewatch

“Under the Stars” Banquet, Concert & Guided Star-Gazing ~ June 9 at Casa Dea Estates Winery: Alloy Fusion Handbell Ensemble is thrilled to partner with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Belleville Centre, to present “Under the Stars”. This event features a banquet, space-themed concert and guided viewing of the night sky  […] … More information }

Shout Sister Choir Fundraiser for Reaching for Rainbows ~ June 14 at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Picton. Our performances are joyful occasions and our audiences respond with delight to our enthusiasm and energy. More information }

The Good Brothers & Whiskey Jack – LIVE! ~ June 15 at The Regent Theatre: CANADA’S COUNTRY MUSIC LEGENDS…LIVE!  THE GOOD BROTHERS  And  WHISKEY JACK “Stories & Songs of Stompin’ Tom” […] … More information }

Rockin The Isle ~ June 30 at Quinte Isle Campark: Hosted by KnucKel HeD. All ages event. Come on out and Party with KnucKel HeD … More information }

 

April WineApril Wine “Rockin’ The Valley”  live concert ~ June 30 at Prince Edward County Festival Grounds, Cherry Valley: MillPond Music & Entertainment is proud to announce that Canadian Music Legends and Double Platinum Recording Artists April Wine will be performing in concert  […] … More information }

 

music noteEnjoy a wide variety of Music throughout the County – at pubs, wineries, markets, open mic nights, in the park, in  barns … More information }

 

Comedy & Theatre

Festival PlayersFestival Players of Prince Edward County 2018 Season Tickets are on sale now for an exciting summer of professional theatre in The County. Festival Players is the County’s professional theatre company and a cherished part of County culture for more than ten years. Festival Players is led by Artistic Director Graham Abbey.  Check it out }

The June Jam Comedy Show at Gus’s ~ June 1 at 9 PM  at Gus’s Family Restaurant in Picton. Hosted by Short Attention Spa and The County’s Artisanal Comedy Troupe: Taste That

Laughs on the Lake ~ June 9 at Isaiah Tubbs Resort. Prime Rib Dinner Buffet at 6pm, Comedy Show at 8pm. More information }

Comedy Night in the Valley ~ June 16 at Athol Town Hall: Taste That Comedy Troupe is back. Cash Bar + Lots […] … More information }

Free Family Movie ~ Sunday May 27 featuring Sherlock Gnomes and June 24 at The Regent Theatre @ 2pm     … More information }

Grease ~ June 1 to 10 at Mount Tabor Community Playhouse: Presented by the Marysburgh Mummers. Six performances will take place at Mount Tabor Playhouse June 1 @ 7 p.m. June 2 @ 7 p.m. June 3 @ 2 p.m. June 8 @ 7 p.m. June 9 @ 7 p.m. June 10 @ 2 p.m. Tickets: 15.00 […] … More information }

 

 

Explore our Living History

Tea Room Socials ~ May 27 & June 24 at Ameliasburgh Heritage Village: Celebrating the Museum’s 50th Anniversary with seasonal delights each month. $8.00 per person (includes museum admission and dessert!) Last Sunday of the month: May 27—Rhubarb June 24—Strawberries July 29—Raspberries & Blueberries August 26—Peaches Sept 30 –Apples  … More information }

Guest Speaker: The Story of Vimy ~ June 2 at Mariners Park Museum: Author Dan Buchannan will be on hand to talk about Vimy Ridge, a defining moment and place for our nation’s story…. More information }

Sunday Fundays ~ June 10 at Macaulay Heritage Park: Second Sundays of the Month, June-Sept, 1pm-4pm Hands-on family-friendly activities, displays, games and tasty refreshments too. General museum admission applies.  .. More information }

Active

Rotary Lilac Ride ~ May 27 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 features three marked courses (27km, 57km, 100km) and will take riders on some of Prince Edward County’s most beautiful cycling routes  … More information }

The Wellington Women’s Half Marathon ~ June 2 This running event is designed for the runner or walker who thoroughly wants to enjoy the experience of the event.  Our slogan “It’s a girl thing!” is exactly what you will see on the course.  Lots of support and sugary treats are awaiting you  […] … More information }

Terroir Run ~ June 2  (sorry, sold out): Starts at Rosehall Run Winery and finishes off at The Old Third for a wonderful celebration of our PEC terroir! Registration includes runners kit and lunch. This is a fun run – not a race 🙂    … More information }

12th Annual County Kids of Steel Triathlon ~ June 3. The County KOS Triathlon offers kids the experience of a triathlon in a positive and fun way. Our distances are kid-friendly so any child can finish successfully with a smile on their face! Details }

9th Annual PEC Relay for Life ~ Friday June 8 @ 6pm to 12 am at Prince Edward County Community Centre. Register your team today. No one faces cancer alone. These events bring together teams of family, friends and colleagues to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those […] … More information }

PEC Junior Firefighter Challenge ~ June 9 @ 10 AM – 4 PM at Wellington and District Community Centre. Think you have what it takes to be a “Jr. Firefighter”? Here’s your chance! Do you have what it takes? Come on down […] … More information }

golf tournamentTeeing Up Fore Health Care ~ June 12 at Picton Golf & Country Club: Realtors at RE/MAX Quinte Ltd. in Prince Edward County are again teeing up to improve the care patients receive at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. […] … More information }

Armdrop Drag Racing ~ June 23 at Picton Airfield: Armdrop Inc. is taking it to the strip! Our group hosts drag racing, car & bike shows. We keep the old street racing spirit alive, no timing, no slips, armdrop start […] … More information }

Family Fishing Days ~ June 30 to July 2: Ontario Family Fishing Days are a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. … More information }

Nature

Plant Identification Walks ~ May 27 : Millennium Trail 2-4 pm. June 20 Picton, Delhi Park […] … More information }

Guest Speaker: Owls ~ June 6 at Macaulay Heritage Park: June 6th & 20th @ 7pm. Join naturalist Terry Sprague as he gives insight about these incredible nocturnal birds that grace Prince Edward County and area. . More information }

BioBlitz 2018 (Charwell Point Area) ~ June 9-10. Prince Edward County Field Naturalists, Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory and Hastings Prince Edward Land Trust present BioBlitz 2018. It’s fun, exciting and close by! Learn about biodiversity, help preserve our natural world, and contribute to scientific research. Community volunteers of all ages, young and old, are invited […] … More information }

Hawthorn Herbals courseExperiential Herbalism – A 6 Month Intensive Course ~ starts June 10 : A six month intensive course designed to take you up close in the realm of plant medicine The course runs one full day per month from June to November 2018. plant identification throughout the seasons […] … More information }

Tammy Holmes – benefits of using herbs ~ June 13 at Rose House Museum: Rose House presents Tammy Holmes, Natural Health Practitioner ~ Benefits of using Herbs  … More information }

Rock Hound Fossil Hunt ~ June 16 at Half Moon Bay Winery: Rain or shine Our vineyard is situated on a ridge above Half Moon Bay and was the ancient lake bed. Every spring, we cultivate the rows and turn up huge, fossilized limestone plates and smaller rocks encrusted with fossils. We invite you to walk the […] … More information }

County Blooms Garden Show  ~ June 16 in Wellington. Prince Edward County Horticultural Society is the host for this annual event which features a flower show, “Fairy Gardens”, Victorian tea, plant sale, kid’s activities, vendors and silent auction. More information }

Seasonal Markets & Sales

Local Markets ~ Wellington Market has expanded this year – Saturday a.m., Sunday p.m. and Tuesday evenings. Gourmet food, jewellery, home-made treats, metal art, antiques, collectibles and more. … Enjoy lively blue-grass, folk, country or jazz music each Saturday. Milford Market on Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm. Home baked treats, artisan giftware, light lunch, great used stuff! County Up Market in Picton Saturdays 9am-1pm, selling high-quality products and unique, one-of-a-kind locally grown or made items. […] … More information }

Local Store PEC

Discover County Made!  The Local Store on West Lake Road features over 150  local artists & artisans, local food producers plus antiques.  Open daily April 28 to November.

a TripAdvisior review … “If You Want It, You’ll Find It!
What a fantastic idea! One stop location to find the best of the County. From jams and chutneys to maple syrup to crafts and artwork, there is something for every price range and for every taste. …”

Visit The Local Store online at local-pec.com

 

Car Boot (Trunk) Sale – PECMH Fundraiser  ~ June 10 & 24  at The Local Store: Car Boot Sale – every even Sunday @ 10am to 2pm June 10, 24 • July 8, 22 • Aug 12,26 • Sept 2,16, 30 768 CR 12 – Westlake Road. Proceeds from stall rentals go towards Prince Edward County Hospital Building Fund […] … More information }

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Coming in July

July 1 – Canada Day Celebrations in Picton & Wellington
July 5 – The Children’s Foundation 2018 Cruise for Kids
July 6 – Brent Carver and the Art of Time Ensemble at The Regent Theatre
July 7 – BBQ Dinner at Mariners Park Museum at Mariners Park Museum
July 7 – Lavender Festival at Prince Edward County Lavender Farm
July 7 – A Town & Country Garden Tour
July 7 – Prince Edward County Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show
July 8 – PwC MS Bike – Prince Edward County at Prince Edward County Community Centre
July 11 – 125 Years of Fashion at Sandbanks Provincial Park
July 12 – Steven Page: Songbook w Art of Time Ensemble at The Regent Theatre
July 13 – Antique, Vintage & Retro Sale at Curling Club at Picton Fairgrounds
July 14 – Sandbanks Family Funday at Sandbanks Provincial Park
July 14 – Point Traverse Lighthouse Walk at Point Traverse Lighthouse
July 14 – Dark Side Of The Moon at The Regent Theatre
July 18 – Sandfest at Sandbanks Provincial Park
July 19 – David Frum in Conversation at The Regent Theatre
July 20 – Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day
July 21 – Comedy Night in the Valley at Athol Town Hall
July 21 – Motown Gold at The Regent Theatre
July 21 – Wine & Food Fair at Sandbanks Estate Winery
July 21 – Tokai String Quartet at St Mary Magdalene Church
July 22 – Music at Port Milford
July 25 – Plant Identification Walk
July 26 – A Funny Proposition featuring Bruce Dow at Wellington United Church
July 28 – Indigenous Artists’ Exhibit & Sale at Macaulay Heritage Park
July 28 – Quatuor Saguenay, “Form, Balance, Motion” at St. Mary Magdalene
July 29 – Free Family Movie at The Regent Theatre
  • Art & cooking workshops, winery events, and more … Check details on the Prince Edward County calendar at www.visitthecounty.ca

 

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