March 2017


It’s MARCH in the County!

Maple syrup time is the first indication that spring is truly on its way, and with spring comes a host of activities for every taste. Celebrate the first harvest of the 2017 season at Maple in the County.

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With relaxing getaways guaranteed to melt away the last of the winter chill, it’s an ideal time to visit for some R&R or a March getaway. Many of our hospitality partners are offering fabulous March specials and getaway packages.

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

Jacksons Falls Country Inn :: Girlfriends Getaway • Group getaways • Authentic native fare • Wine Tours • Public house • Live music series. Join us for Maple weekend activities and live entertainment.

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

Sunrise Cottage Resort :: a Waterfront Resort with Luxury Cottages and a sparkling clean outdoor heated pool. Ideal for family vacations or group events and reunions.

Merrill Inn :: Where the Art of Hospitality and the Passion for Fine Food Meet in Perfect Harmony – Girlfriend Getaways – Seasonal Packages – Fine Dining. Special Maple Getaway during March.

The Manse Boutique Inn :: Intimate, unique, culinary retreat in the heart of Picton. Food Package, Wine Tour Package, and Love is in the Air Getaway.

The Wexford House :: Spectacular, historic 13 room vacation rental in Picton. A perfect venue for Family Gatherings • Group Reunions • Small Weddings • Girlfriends Getaways • Meetings & Retreats.


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Special Offers, Sales & Last Minute Deals brought to you by our Members
March offers include:  Mid-week Wine Tour Special, Mid-week Getaway Special, Complimentary Wine Tastings, Book 2 Nights & Stay 2 Nights FREE!, Unlimited Fitness Class Pass, Special B&B Rates for Guests Attending Art Workshops, Complimentary early Check-in or late Check-out, A Dinner & A Movie Night Special ….
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St. Patrick's DaySt. Patrick’s Day ~ Friday March 17

On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. ☘️ Toast St. Paddy in Irish style …

At the County Canteen in Picton :: We are celebrating St. Pats Day with Sidecar Romantic again this year due to the overwhelming success of their performance last year. We will also be having our annual Limerick Contest, so get yours ready!!

Cèilidh ~ Saturday March 18 from 2-4 at Athol Town Hall. Live Celtic music with the Fiddleheads.   All ages, singing, dancing and sing-along.  Free, donations welcome.

… more St. Paddy’s celebrations at


Maple in the County ~ March 25 & March 26

maple treatVisit one of the participating sugarbushes, enjoy pancake breakfasts with fresh maple syrup, taffy on snow, S’mores, petting zoos, BBQ sausages, lumberjack show, artisan vendors, wineries and more. At the sugarbushes, enter to win a gift basket full of Maple Products.  All sugarbushes will be accepting donations for the Picton and Wellington Food Banks.

Celebrate the first harvest of the 2017 season in Prince Edward County.  For more information, visit

And be sure to check out these featured Maple in the County Getaway Packages }


maple inspired foodThe County celebrates Maple in the County with maple-inspired food & wine events, check out these yummy activities  Details }

4th Annual March of Wines ~ A spring celebration pairing local wineries & food, prix fixe menus, 4 different PEC wineries, over 4 weeks during the month of March. At the The Hubb Eatery & Lounge, check for details & menus }

Maple in the County 5-course Dinner with Wine Pairings.  Join us on Saturday, March 25th at the Grange of Prince Edward Winery for an intimate 5-course dinner seated fireside in the Grange’s beautiful century barn. Details }

Spring Countylicious ~ March 31 to April 23.  Countylicious is our twice-annual celebration of fine dining in Prince Edward County featuring prix fixe menus from local participating restaurants. Chefs have created unique three-course, County-inspired dinner menus consisting of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert offered at $40 per person (taxes and gratuities extra).  Book early for this popular event, details at  and Countylicious Getaway Packages.


wedding outdoorsFeatured article by Sonia Beverley, Officiant and Certified Life-cycle Celebrant

Beautiful, bountiful Prince Edward County! It’s ideal for a wedding and any other event away from the city – especially if you love nature and want an outdoor wedding.

Since 95% of the couples I serve come from outside of The County to enjoy its natural elements, and most of their guests are city folk, I’d better share what I’ve learned.

Outdoor County Wedding? 10 Tips! . . . Read more }


Baxter Arts CentreJoin us for Spring Programs at Baxter Arts Centre
Open Studio, Life Drawing, Yoga, QiGong, Learning Lunches for Artists, Preschool Music, Dance for Everyone, smART Club, The Power of Sound
3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield |

March into May spring show at Arts on Main Gallery ~ March 1 to May 8. Arts on Main Gallery invites you to “March into May”, our Spring Show exhibiting our unique collection of artwork created by 25 county artists. The show commences March 1st and continues until May 8th. Please join us at our opening reception on March 4th between 2-4pm. Details }

Oeno Gallery Exhibition “Colour Break”February 4 to April 2. This annual group exhibition features new work by gallery artists featuring paintings from Scott Pattinson’s new body of work titled “Ouvert”. We are also exhibiting a selection of newly released paintings from the estate of artist John Fox, ink and acrylic paintings from the studio of Aron Hill, hard edged, geometric… Details }

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Soulful Singing ~ Friday, March 4 7:00-9:00pm (adult gathering) and Saturday, March 25 2:00-3:30pm (family gathering). 2603 Victoria Road, Carrying Place. Everyone is welcome into the circle of song, regardless of musical experience or perceived ability. Come with an open heart, leave with a lot of joy and many songs inside of you. Space is limited so please reserve your spot.  Details }

Watoto Children’s Choir ~ Wednesday March 15 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bloomfield.  The choir, whose members are orphans and other vulnerable children, will present new worship music from Watoto Church in Uganda.  Details }

Roblin Lake Jamboree and Open MicSaturday March 18.  Come out and perform – instrumental and/or vocals, country, rock, jazz or blues – all levels and skills welcome. Join us for coffee, tea and goodies and enjoy the music; no charge, but donations welcome. 2 – 5 pm at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall, 13 Coleman Street.

hockey-grudge-matchCounty Cup Alumni Grudge MatchSaturday March 18 at ESSROC Arena, Wellington.  Hockey Game at 7pm, Wellington vs. Picton.   Dance After Game. Music by Definitive Entertainment – Jason Ferguson. Proceeds to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Tickets available now.  Details }

Mentalist James Whyte ~ Saturday March 25 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm at Waring Hall.  Book yourself into this event – as it is sure to be one you will NEVER forget!! Mentalist Jaymes White will leave you wondering “How does he do that…” as his show The Art of Mindreading blows you away.  Dinner & Event $55/pp. Reservations a must – this show will sell out fast! Details }

Snow Pants Maple Barn Dance @ Karlo Estates Winery ~ Saturday, March 25th 2pm to 9pm.  Chef Chris Whoa NellieByrne – Pulled maple sliders and “picarones” Peruvian squash maple donuts, kid friendly hot drinks, colouring books & cats. Embrace winter with barnyard dance music and enjoy our heated back patio or lounge with wine bar munchies. Details }

County Canteen Maple WeekendSaturday March 25 & Sunday March 26. Live music Friday & Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon. Friday Night – music by Tony Silvestri from 8:30pm. Saturday Night – Music by Geoff Willingham from 8:30pm Sunday Afternoon – music at 3:30pm by Jeremy Kelly. Maple-inspired meals and desserts. Details }

Sugar Shack Shindig
@ Jacksons Falls Country Inn ~  Saturday March 25 & Sunday March 26. Get ready to celebrate spring during Maple in the County with our annual Sugar Shack Shindig, featuring Whoa Nellie!  – Maple goodness on the grounds, weather permitting, afternoon through the evening. Details }

Live Music, Oyster Shucking & Sugar Shack Ale @ Barley Days Brewery ~ Saturday March 25 & Sunday
March 26 
11am – 5pm. Live Music from 12-3 Saturday & Sunday. Oyster Shucking – Big Mike’s BBQ with maple inspired food – Launch of our Sugar Shack Ale – Our Hot Rod Beer Caesar Bar!  Details }nunsense

 at Mount Tabor Community Playhouse ~ March 31 – April 9.  A frolicking, habit-forming musical comedy, a Marysburgh Mummers production.  Details }



At The Regent Theatre

The Regent Theatre, 224 Main Street, Picton
(613) 476-8416 ext 28 (Box Office) |


international-womens-dayWednesday March 8 – 12 noon – 2pm Alternatives for Women hosts a free lunch and speakers Carole Levesque of the Tyendinaga Native Women’s Association will speak on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Tamarack Verrall of Montreal will present Carrying Womens’ Stories as part of her work with World Pulse.

Sign and placard making will follow for the evening. March at 6pm, which will begin at the cenotaph on Picton Main Street.  For more information, contact Christine at: [email protected]


Searching for fun activities & events to enjoy as whole family this March Break (March 13 to 17) in and around The County?  Look no further …

making a muralLibrary programs ~ Fun-filled days are ahead for March Break with activities for children and families at all  branches of the library. The week launches with a comedy show, and exciting  projects range from Feathers & Feeders to Theatre & Film Camp.   Details }

March Break Camp at Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre. Themes include Science Experiments, Sports Day, Rainy Day Crafts, St. Patrick’s Day & First Day of Spring. Ages 3-12. Details }

Making a Magnificent Mural at Baxter Arts Centre. Ages 8-13.  Be part of Baxter Art Centre’s first external art displays,making a clay mural to be mounted outside Baxter Arts Centre. Students will create a mural, decorate and glaze it. Other art activities and games will be included. This is a unique opportunity to create a piece of public art!  Details }

The Regent Theatre presents a special March break show!! MINI POP Kids! Wednesday March 15 @ 2pm. Don’t miss the Mini Pop Kids: Spotlight Tour on their only eastern Ontario date.  Details }


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