WINE * DINE * STAY * PLAY…….September 2018

It’s SEPTEMBER in the County!!   September in the County is a feast for all the senses with celebrations of food, wine, art, music, heritage and more …

September 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 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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Reservations are recommended during the busy season, for your convenience the Accommodation Availability Chart provides a quick view of accommodation vacancies. Check the chart }


Fall Celebrations

Picton Fair ~ Sept. 7 – 9 at Picton Fairgrounds: One of the oldest agricultural fairs in Canada. Demo Derby, Midway, Music, Professional Wrestling, Horse, Cow and Steer shows, Flowers & Vegetables, Tractor & Horse pulls. … More information }

Milford Fall Fair — “Rural Roots” ~ Saturday Sept. 15 at Milford Fairgrounds: The biggest little fair in The County. 70+ Years and going strong, the Milford Fair is a lovely reminder of a simpler time and a true agricultural fair. … More information }

Ameliasburgh Fall Fair ~ Saturday Sept. 22 at Roblin Lake Fairgrounds: At this great little country fair there are prizes for everything from pickles to pets to the best costume … More information }

Experience the Wine Grape Harvest during September & October – Pick the grapes and drink the wine! :  You can join in the excitement – many of the County wineries invite pickers for a day of work and merriment.  list of wineries }

Wagon Rides & Corn Maze at Campbell’s Orchards. Wagon rides run every weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Mondays) weather dependent. We kick off our Wagon Ride season on September 2nd (Labour Day) and they will run every week-end until Halloween. The maze is open 7 days a week from mid September until October 31! Visit us this Fall and do the Corn Maze Challenge!  read more }

You’ll be Entertained

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


Festival PlayersA Beautiful View ~ Sept. 4-23 at Festival Players Studio Theatre in Wellington: Festival Players brings together an incredible cast and artistic team to create a new production of Daniel MacIvor’s A Beautiful View. … More


Gavin Crawford: “FRIEND” “LIKE” #ME ~ Saturday Sept. 22 @ 8pm at The Regent Theatre: Comedy Country presents Canadian comedy icon Gavin Crawford (22 Minutes, Because News), taking the audience on a clickbaiting spiral of hilarious characters we all know and love (and love to hate) from our lives off and online in this all-new one man show “FRIEND” “LIKE” #ME. […] … More information }

Musical Notes

Thank you to our newsletter sponsor, The County Soda Company … 

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.

Wellington Water Week ~ August 25 – 31: Inspired by Stockholm’s World Water Week, the purpose of this week-long festival is to highlight the arts, community and the local environment in a celebration of water. More information }

Red, White & Blues ~ Sept. 8 & 9.: Join us for innovative Canadian wine & music,  featuring some of Canada’s top blues artists performing live.   This will truly be a show to remember. More information }

Quarter Moon Coffee House ~ Thursday Sept. 13 & 27 at Baxter Arts Centre in Bloomfield: OPEN MIKE! Great open stage music, free admission, good coffee and cookies! Doors open at 7pm… More information }

PEC Chamber Music Festival ~ Sept. 7 – 16: This is a festival with chamber music at its core, but always a bit of ‘extra’ in the program. Over the years, the list of Canadian classical musicians at the festival is a virtual Who Is Who of Canadian music. … More information }

50’s & 60’s Rock N Roll Music Festival ~ Sept. 14 – 16 at Prince Edward County Festival Grounds, Cherry Valley: We are back and raring to go for year 2 of the festival. Everyone Welcome, Family Friendly. Weekend Pass with Camping […] … More information }

Thank you to our newsletter sponsor Picton Harbour Pontoon Tours.

Picton Boat Tours

Sandbanks Music Festival ~ Saturday Sept. 15 at Sandbanks Provincial Park: Featuring WINTERSLEEP from Halifax, Nova Scotia … Also featuring Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars, Gianna Lauren, Listen Up Kid, Ella Jade, Jeremy Kelly, Triples … More information }

The Lenni Stewart Jazz Trio ~ Saturday Sept. 15 at Glenwood Cemetery Chapel, Picton: 2 pm. Admission By Donation … More information }

Led Zeppelin II ~ Friday Sept. 21 at The Regent Theatre: 8:00pm. Led Zeppelin really does sound like the hammer of the gods. At first listen it’s the guitar riffs that grab you, then the drums, then the honey sweet voice of Robert Plant. […] … More information }

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Also check out the live music at County venues


Art is Everywhere!

Arts on Main Gallery Autumn Show ~ August 29 – Nov. 19. Join us for the Opening Reception of the Autumn Show on Saturday Sept. 1st from 2-4pm and get a personal tour of our new addition. The Back Room is an exciting new experience for both members and visitors to the gallery. … More information }

Local Store PECFeatured Artists during September at The Local Store at West Lake ~ are Luanne Hartman, Ilona Mayer and Judy Plomer. Visit our historical century barn filled with original, local merchandise from the County’s creative artists, artisans, authors, food producers and musicians. […] … More information }

Rednersville Road Art Tour ~ Sept. 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 }

The Group of Sevenish ~ Saturday Sept. 8 at Wellington Town Hall: @ 9 am to 4 pm. The Group of Sevenish is a collective of painters, photographers and sculptors. … More information }

PEC Studio Tour ~ Sept. 21, 22, 23: Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Experience art at its source – The Prince Edward County STUDIO TOUR is one of the longest running and most diverse studio tours in Ontario. Visit artist studios & galleries and experience a broad range of talent. … More information }

Tent Event sale ~ Sept. 14 – 23: Bloomfield. Rhonda Nolan is all about creating something special. Be sure to come up Duncan Street to the ART sign to this end of season EVENT! … More information }

Two-Day Encaustic Painting Workshop with Andrew Csafordi ~ Sept. 29 & 30 at Andrew Csafordi Studio Gallery … More information }

Baxter Arts CentreJoin us for fall Programs at Baxter Arts Centre in Bloomfield, a community space for arts, education and creativity. Find out more }



More Artistic Delights of the County… While you’re in the County, also check out


 Shows & Sales

Car Boot Sale ~ Sunday August 26, Sept 2, 16, & 30 at The Local Store at West Lake: @ 10am to 2pm. Vintage  sale from the trunk of cars! Proceeds from stall rentals go towards Prince Edward County Hospital Building Fund […] … More information }


Local Markets ~ Weekly until Thanksgiving weekend: Gourmet food, local farm produce, home-made treats, art, jewellery, antiques, collectibles and more. … More information }

Antique Fall Show & Sale ~ Sept. 14 – 16 at the Crystal Palace, Picton Fairgrounds: A terrific three-day antiques show, one of the biggest in the region, with treasures on display indoors and outdoors […] … More information }

The Picton Model Railroaders Annual Hobby Show ~ Sept. 15 – 16 at the Curling Club at Picton Fairgrounds: 10am to 4pm. This is a hands-on opportunity to try operating a model railroad, slot car racing, flying a radio controlled flight simulator, […] … More information }

Wellington on the Lake’s 11 Annual Arts & Craft Sale ~ Saturday Sept. 29 at Wellington on the Lake Recreation Centre: Come and shop from the many vendors – 40 tables as well as some outdoor vendors. […] … More information }


Active & Outdoors

County Gran Fondo ~ Saturday Sept. 8: The County Gran Fondo is a beautifully scenic ride through the bucolic, vineyard studded scenery of Prince Edward County, Ontario. Choose from 50 km, 100 and 150 km distances … More information }

Armdrop Drag Racing ~ Saturday Sept. 15 at Picton Airfield: Our group hosts drag racing, car & bike shows. We keep the old street racing spirit alive, no timing … More information }

Sandbanks Fall Getaway Fun Run ~ Sunday Sept. 16 at Sandbanks Provincial Park: 10:00 am. The 5k and 10k runs allow participants to enjoy the park and lakeside scenery, and is a great fund-raiser for the Terry Fox Foundation. … More information }


Rock Hound Fossil Hunt ~ Saturday Sept. 22 at Half Moon Bay Winery: 10 am – 3 pm, rain or shine. Our vineyard is situated on a ridge above Half Moon Bay and was the ancient lakebed. Every spring, we cultivate the rows and turn up huge, fossilized limestone plates and smaller rocks encrusted with fossils. … More information }

Kiwanis Fall Colour Fondo ~ Sunday Sept. 23: 50k and 100k rides, and a 25k ride for those who just want a leisurely ride through a portion of beautiful Prince Edward County. … More information }

County Marathon ~ Sunday Sept. 30: Featuring a Boston Qualifying Full Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Challenge for Runners, Walkers and Wheeled Athletes. … More information }

Plant Identification Walk ~ Sunday Sept. 30: Picton, Macaulay Mountain 1-3 pm … More information }

Migration Matters, Fall 2018 ~ August 20 – Oct. 31: Join us at the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory to celebrate birds on their fall migration. Bird banding … More information }

Sip, Sample & Savour

Food to Share Fundraiser Dinner ~ Thursday Sept. 20 at the Crystal Palace: The “Food to Share” concept is simple, take the bounty that is grown in what used to […] … More information }

Wine glassesTaste Community Grown ~ Saturday Sept. 22 at Loch Sloy: TASTE community grown is one of Prince Edward County’s most highly anticipated wine and culinary festivals and a gathering of the best food and drink purveyors the area has to offer, all in one place. The market features uniquely “County” artisanal cheese, preserves […] … More information }

Tea Room Social ~ Sunday Sept. 30 at Ameliasburgh Heritage Village: Celebrating the Museum’s 50th Anniversary with seasonal delights each month. August 26 — Peaches, Sept 30 – Apples … More information }

More Culinary Delights of the County… While you’re in the County, also check out


Our Living History

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

50th Anniversary Ameliasburgh Heritage Village ~ Sept. 2: Fun activities for all ages. Explore the various historic buildings on site and rediscover what makes this place so special! […] … More information }

Al & Eurithe Purdy A-Frame Open House ~ Sept. 22 & 23: 10am – 4pm Ameliasburgh. The Al Purdy A-Frame Association will be opening the famous A-Frame to the public. Check out the restorations we’ve done and see where […] … More information }

Annual Mariner’s Service ~ Sunday Sept. 23 @ 9:30 am at South Bay United Church: Only one of two mariners’ services left in Ontario, this one dates its origins back to the 1930s. Join us to pay special tribute to those who work and play on County waters … More information }

Coming in October

Oct. 6 – Scarecrow Festival at Small Pond Arts
Oct. 8 – Thanksgiving
Oct. 12 – Chart the Dark Sky – What’s Up at Night (PEPtBO)
Oct. 13 – Pumpkinfest at Wellington
Oct. 13 – Plant Identification Walk
Oct. 20-28 – The Glass Menagerie at Mount Tabor Community Playhouse
Oct. 27 – Homegrown County Craft Brewing Festival at Crystal Palace
Oct. 27 – Haunting in the Hamlet (Consecon)
Oct. 31 – Hallowe’en

Join us for seasonal celebrations, festivals and fairs

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