September 2019 in Prince Edward County
WINE * DINE * STAY * PLAY…….September 2019

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 …

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
LittleJohn FarmLittlejohn Farm~ A Wellness Farm ~ Unique Farm Stay Experience • Guided Wine Tours •  Culinary Workshops 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 tour Special • Stay & Play Pkgs •  Group or Corporate Pkgs
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 September Deals & Discounts
Activities   Food •  Wine

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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

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Homesteaders Harvest Festival ~ Sunday Sept 1 from 12 noon until 4 pm. at Ameliasburgh Heritage Village: Lots to see…. do…. taste…..hear…… Join in the fun on our favourite celebration day of the year! … More information }

Ferris wheelPicton Fair ~ Sept 6 -8 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 }

Campbells Orchards 50 yearsCampbell’s Orchards 50th Anniversary Bash ~ Saturday Sept 7 at Campbell’s Orchards starting at 12:00pm. Live music, local craft cider, wine, and beer pop-ups, artisans and food vendors, as well as some special guests. … More information }

country fairMilford Fall Fair — “Rural Roots” ~ Saturday Sept 14 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 FairAmeliasburgh Fall Fair ~ Sept 21 & 22 at Roblin Lake Fairgrounds in the hamlet of Ameliasburgh. Old fashioned country fair including a parade, horse show, cattle show, lawnmower pull and more … 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 }

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

You’ll be Entertained

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

Person of InterestPerson of Interest | Festival Players ~ Aug 28 – 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 —  Person of Interest is storytelling at its best … More information }

ArtART Written by Yasmina Reza ~ Sept 19, 20, 21 & 22 @ 8pm at The Local Store, West Lake: As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendships. “ …wildly funny, naughtily provocative…” —NY Post. “ …… More information }

Comedy CountryThe Comedy Country Series Finale – A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza ~ Sept 21 : at the Regent Theatre. A one-night-only performance of the acclaimed queer-forward sketch comedy sensation A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza. An LGBTQ comedic tour de force, … More information }

On a First Name BasisOn A First Name Basis ~ Sept 26 to Oct 5 at Mount Tabor Community Playhouse: Following the tremendous success of The Belle of Amherst, County Roads Theatre Company is pleased to be returning with Norm Foster’s On A First Name Basis. Joan McBride returns to the stage in the role of Lucy Hopperstaad, housekeeper … More information }

Musical Notes

Princess Country Fest: Jade Naraine & Kelsi Mayne ~ Wednesday August 28 at Fields on West Lake. Pop up Country Music show that raises funds to help women restart their lives after abuse. … More information }

PEC Chamber Music Festival ~ Sept 7 – 22 : The 2019 festival will start with a free outdoor concert on Sept 7, followed by concerts at the St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church on Sept 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22. This is a festival with chamber music at its core, but always a bit of ‘extra’ in the program. … More information }

Wellington’s Golden Voices Choir Concert ~ Saturday Sept 7 & 8 at Wellington on the Lake Recreation Centre: Presenting “On With The Show.” Come and enjoy “Broadway favourites from Yesterday and Today” … More information }

‎Dirty Doc “Goodnight To The Bad Guys Tour” ~ Saturday Sept 7 at Picton Elks: Ages 16+ featuring: Dirty Doc, ColdCole, IllesTMarX, HARDCARR, Cronic Revolution … More information }

Rock n Roll music50’s & 60’s Rock N Roll Music Festival ~ Sept 13 -15 at Festival Grounds, Cherry Valley: Everyone Welcome, Family Friendly. … More information }

Sandbanks Music Festival ~ Saturday Sept 14 at Sandbanks Provincial Park: A one-day event at Sandbanks Provincial Park featuring The Grapes of Wrath from Vancouver, BC … More information }

Brothers Gibb: The Bee Gees’ Story ~ Friday Sept 20 at The Regent Theatre: “You Should Be Dancin’” when “Brothers Gibb: The Bee Gees’ Story” rolls into town. While enjoying the amazing harmonies and infectious dance beats of the truly remarkable song catalog of the Bee Gees … More information }

September Island: The Music & Art of Kevin Hearn & Sarah Slean: Saturday Sept 21 at Hatch Gallery in Bloomfield. A memorable art experience with two shining stars of the Canadian music scene.  Proceeds benefit the Picton Branch Expansion. … More information }

Enjoy Music in the Vineyard ~ on weekends throughout The County… More information }

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Also check out the live music at County venues

Art is Everywhere!

Rednersville Road Art TourRednersville Road Art Tour ~ Aug 31 – 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 }

Sea, Sand and Sails art show ~ Sept 5, 6 and 7 at Prince Edward Yacht Club featuring works by Mary Brett, benefiting the PECM Hospital Foundation and the Prince Edward Yacht Club Youth Sailing program … More information }

The Group of Sevenish ~ Sept 7 & 8 at Wellington Town Hall @ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Group of Sevenish, a collective of painters, photographers and sculptors, holds five salons during the summer … More information }

Annual Black River Paint Out ~ Sunday Sept 8 . Join artists from groups such as the Baxter Life Drawing Class, East Central Ontario Art Association, and pARTnershop collective and spend the day painting flower fields, trees and river views. … More information }

PEC Studio TourPEC Studio Tour ~ Sept 20-22: Come and meet our diverse group of artists at work in their studios, learn about their passion for art, and discuss their techniques and materials. There’s something for everyone … More information }

Al Purdy a-frameAl Purdy A-Frame Open House ~ Sept 21 & 22: Check out the restorations and see where Al Purdy wrote many of his poems.   Bring a lunch and enjoy a picnic by the lake! … More information }

Picton Art Crawl ~ Thursday Sept 26 : Explore the galleries and art spaces in Picton on foot! 5pm – 8pm … More information }

The Loft Fine Art Gallery at The Local Store/ ~ September showcase features Luanne Hartman, Dianne Kehoe, Ilona Mayer and Judy Plomer … More information }

ordered chaos2gallery is proud to present a solo show of work by contemporary abstract painter Beth James.  Show runs until September 22 .. More information }

Arts on Main Gallery Fall Show ~ Aug 21 – Nov 18 at Arts on Main Gallery, Picton. An artist-run gallery of 25 local artists together in one location. … More information }

2 Day Encaustic Painting Workshops with Andrew Csafordi ~ Sept 28/29, Oct. 5 /6 and Nov. 2 /3.  Encaustic painting is fun and easy, using natural aromatic melted beeswax and oil paint mixed in for colour.  … 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

Sip, Sample & Savour

Harvest Experience – A Celebration of Summer! ~ Saturday Aug 31 at Littlejohn Farm: Join us for a day of music, food and fun on the farm., designed to showcase the plethora of cuisine that is produced on our land … More information }

Hillier Summer Supper ~ Sunday Sept 8 at Hillier Town Hall: Fish Fry brought to you by the Hillier Recreation Committee Sunday … More information }

TASTE Community GrownTASTE Community Grown ~ Saturday Sept 28 at Loch Sloy Camp Picton — 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 … More information }

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

 Shows & Sales

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

antiqueAntique Fall Show & Sale ~ Sept. 14 & 15 at the Crystal Palace, Picton Fairgrounds: A terrific antique show, one of the biggest in the region, with treasures  … More information }

Wellington on the Lake’s 12th Annual Arts & Craft Sale ~ Saturday Sept. 28 at Wellington on the Lake Recreation Centre: Come and shop from the many vendors  … More information }

Active & Outdoors

alpacasYoga with Alpacas ~ Saturday Aug 31 at SHED Chetwyn Farms: Net proceeds will be going to Festival Players and Food For Learning. … More information }

Lighthall Marsh Stroll ~ Sunday Sept 1 : The marsh is a very active habitat for waterfowl, beavers, otters, frogs and turtles. … More information }

Waupoos Island Wellness Retreat ~ Sept 5-8: Join us for a weekend event to focus on your own physical and mental health and wellness.  … More information }

County Gran Fondo ~ Saturday Sept 7 : Start/Finish and HQ are at Isaiah Tubbs Resort. 3 course distances: 50km; 100km; 150 km. … More information }

Sandbanks Fall Getaway Fun Run ~ Sunday Sept 15 at Sandbanks Provincial Park: Celebrating 25 great years!  One event supporting 2 great organizations; The Friends of Sandbanks and The Terry Fox Foundation.   … More information }

Hospice PE Golf Tournament 2019 ~ Friday Sept 20 at Picton Golf & Country Club: Tons of fun for a good cause! Gather friends and show off your … More information }

Armdrop Drag Racing ~ Saturday Sept 21 at Picton Airfield: Armdrop Inc. is taking it to the strip! Our group hosts drag racing, car & bike shows. We keep the old street … More information }

bird lovers packageFall Birding ~ Aug 19 – Oct 31 at Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO): Join experts and special guests for a series of guided walks, talks and special crafts and games during fall bird migration … More information }

Plant Identification Walks ~ Saturday Sept 28 : Carrying Place, Millennium Trail 1-3 pm; Sun Oct 6 Bloomfield Mill Pond 10 am-12 pm. ** 50% of proceeds support the work of the PEC Millennium Trail Committee as they make our trail more accessible user-friendly. .. More information }

healthMore fitness and nature activities in the County…  also check out  Active in The County

Coming in October

Oct 4 – Chart the Dark Sky: What’s Up at Night! at Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO)
Oct 5 – Hospice PE Health & Wellness Fair at Prince Edward Yacht Club
Oct 6 – 16th Annual County Marathon
Oct 12 & 13 – Scarecrow Festival at Small Pond Arts
Oct 12 – Ontario Honey Festival at Crystal Palace
Oct 14 – Thanksgiving
Oct 17 – The John Denver Experience at The Regent Theatre
Oct 19 – Green River Revival at The Regent Theatre
Oct 19-28 – Blood Relations at Mount Tabor Community Playhouse
Oct 19 – Pumpkinfest at Wellington
Oct 24 – Seniors Information and Active Living Fair at Wellington & District Community Centre
Oct 26 – Haunting in the Hamlet at Consecon
Oct 31 – Hallowe’en
November 1 – 24 – Fall Countylicious
November 1 – The Maker’s Hand at Wellington & District Community Centre

Live music, art & cooking workshops, and more …Check details on the Prince Edward County calendar

Join us for seasonal celebrations, festivals and fairs

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