April in the CountyWINE * DINE * STAY * PLAY……April 2019

It’s APRIL in the County! As the days get warmer, the action heats up with art exhibits, Spring Countylicious, and the County Reads Authors Festival.

Spring Festivals

Maple in the CountyMaple in the County ~ March 30 & 31: A self-directed, two-day celebration, with pancake breakfasts, tours of maple bushes, sugar shack demonstrations, music, dancing, shopping, fine dining, family activities, and so much more. … More information }

The County Reads Authors Festival ~ April 25 – 27: County Reads will kick off the weekend on April 25th with an event hosted and moderated by County author Ken Murray. Cheer on five County residents as they champion their chosen Canadian book of … More information }

April Getaways

It’s an ideal time to visit for some R&R or a spring getaway. Many of our hospitality partners are offering fabulous April specials and getaway packages.

Twin BIrchTwin Birch Suites & Cottages
Spring Special. Small waterfront resort. Walk to dining, shopping and beach in Wellington.
savingsBefore you travel, check out April Deals & Discounts
Spring Room Rates •  Food •  Wine
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 •  Maple Weekend Tour • 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. Spring getaway package special. Jacksons Falls Country InnJacksons Falls Country Inn
Experience the fusion of European and First Nations cultures. Girlfriends Weekends • Group Getaways
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 • Easter weekend brunch & dinner
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. Swiss Chocolate Fondue included during April.
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.
vacationMore Getaway Experiences to Remember   Romantic Getaways ☆ Nature Retreats ☆ Foodie Delights ☆ County Culture ☆ Group Gatherings ☆ Action Vacations ☆  Girls Getaways ☆ Lakeside Escapes

Easter Weekend

EasterJoin us for Easter weekend activities ~ April 19 – 21: Easter egg hunts, Church services, Pancake breakfast, Brunches and Dinners … More  information }

Waterfall Tours ~ April 20 & 21: Easter weekend, Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Beautiful waterfalls seldom seen. … More information }

Sip & Savour

We love food in the County and we celebrate it constantly. There’s always a community supper going on, while our gourmet restaurants vie with each other to make the most delicious use of fresh local produce.

Wine glassesWine & Food Society ~ Wednesday March 27 at The Waring House: Calling all food and wine lovers! Join us on the last Wednesday of each month for a themed evening of unique and rare wines and delectable regional food, presented by The Waring House and Certified Sommelier, John Carnahan.  … More information }

maple syrupMaple In The County Dinner ~ Saturday March 30 at Closson Chase Vineyards: A multi-course food and wine tasting brought to you by Littlejohn Farm and Closson Chase Vineyards. This evening is a celebration of the 2019 Maple Syrup season in Prince Edward County. … More information }

beerParsons Brewing Company ~ March 30 & 31: Parsons has some spring wonder up their sleeves, and they are looking forward to launching their new menu and introducing their new culinary team. On Maple in the County weekend, Parsons will be releasing the Sweet Devil, a delicious Imperial Barrel Fermented Stout – a County collaborative they can’t wait to share with you.. More information }

CountyliciousCountylicious ~ April 5 – April 29: Spring Countylicious is our celebration of fine dining featuring prix fixe menus. The County is considered by many aficionados and locavores to be about as close to culinary heaven as you can get without requiring a second language and a passport. Countylicious is your chance to experience some of … More information }

Full moonPlanters Moon Dinner at Karlo Estates ~ Friday April 19 at Karlo Estates Winery: On the night of every full moon, Karlo Estates hosts a night to remember. On April 19th, we honour the planters moon … More information }

Thank you to our newsletter sponsor P.E.C. Homewatch
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Spring Shopping

Local PEC StoreThe Local Store Opening Weekend 2019 is April 28 & 29.  Featuring over 150 County artists, artisans plus local food producers and antiques! Find us on the road to Sandbanks, 768 County Road 12 . A must visit when you are in the County! More information }

Beach Bum in the County Birthday Bash sale on Mar 30, 31st and April 1.   29% discount !  We’re 29 years awesome and offering 29% OFF all regular priced merchandise those 3 days.

Arts on Main SPRING Show ~ March 6 – May 21 at Arts on Main Gallery in Picton: An artist-run gallery of 25 local artists together in one location… More information }

springRenew: An Online Art Auction ~ March 31 – April 30 at Drake Devonshire Inn, Wellington: Your opportunity to purchase incredible pieces of art from Prince Edward County and beyond, all while supporting your local library has arrived! RENEW is an online auction of approx. 100 pieces of curated contemporary and historic art. … More information }

2nd Annual Spring Blossom Craft Show ~ Saturday April 27 at Prince Edward County Community Centre in Picton: A group of talented artisans in one building, selling pieces they have created themselves, with a bit of blood, sweat and sometimes tears. … More information }

Spring is in the Air Craft and Vendor Show ~ April 27 and 28 at Bay of Quinte Vintage Market Auction Hall in Carrying Place: Admission to the show is free but we … More information }


Stars & Seas concertStars and Seas Benefit Concert ~ Saturday March 30 at St. Andrews Church in Picton: Benefit Concert for Reaching for Rainbows. An evening of songs and storytelling from the frozen North to Africa and South America, featuring storyteller Jacqui du Toit, harp duo Janine Dudding and Susan Sweeney Hermon, also known as Acacia … More information }

Peter Rea’s Rockin Variety Show ~ Wednesday April 3 at Wellington Legion: A fundraiser for Quinte Educational Museum … More information }

ColdCole LIVE 2019 ~ Friday April 5 at Picton Elks: Opening performances by WINT3R, HARDCARR, IllesTMarX, Miss Miranda, and more. CYPHER at the end & prizes to win … More information }

Holly ColeHolly Cole In Concert ~ Friday April 12 at The Regent Theatre: Multi-Juno Award Winning jazz singer Holly Cole graces the stage of the Regent Theatre. Cole is performing classic as well as tracks from her new album – her first in five years .. More information }

Shout Sisters Concert ~ Sunday April 14 at Wellington United Church: The Wellington District Lions invite you to celebrate spring and the gift of music with the SHOUT SISTERS. This all women’s choir will be led by the Founder of Shout Sisters and 1994 Juno Nominee, Georgette Fry. … More information }

David Myles In Concert ~ Thursday April 25 at The Regent Theatre: “The folky finesse of James Taylor….the cool jazz of Chet Baker….the raucous rock of Chuck Berry”. – The Bluegrass Situation A David Myles live performance is an enthralling, toe-tapping, head-nodding, and hip-swivelling collection of folk-jazz, roots and nouveau pop. … More information }

Kevin NealonKevin Nealon (comedy) ~ Saturday April 27 at The Regent Theatre: As one of the longest running cast members on NBC’s Saturday Night Live (1986-1995), Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including ‘The Subliminal Man’ and ‘Hans and Franz.’ Nealon’s reoccurring role as an anchor on ‘Weekend … More information }

Spin ~ Monday April 29 at The Regent Theatre: Starring the Bicycle, as muse, musical instrument, and agent of social change “Part theatre, part musical gig, part spoken word poetry and part documentary … whatever it is, it is brilliant” – Toronto Star … More information }

Check out the Live Entertainment lineup, Find out more }

Community Corner

earth hourThe “Earth Hour” Walk – One Message! One Voice! ~ Friday March 29: Inspired by “Fridays for Future” Gathering at Zwicks Park, Belleville, then walking over the Bay Bridge to M.P.P. Todd Smith’s office … More information }

Live Well Health & Wellness Fair ~ Sunday March 31 at Prince Edward Yacht Club: Picton Hospice Prince Edward is thrilled to announce our 1st annual Live Well Wellness Fair! … More information }

Herbs Health & The Elements Workshop Series with Herbalist Tamara Segal ~ Sunday April 7 at Picton Town Hall: Due to the positive response last year, The Four Elements Workshop Series is returning with more info and ideas that I’m excited to share! … More information }

job fairPrince Edward County Job Fair ~ Wednesday April 10 at Prince Edward County Community Centre: Employers can register for a table. Job Seekers: For resume assistance and coaching, please contact … More information }

Trash Bash Day ~ Saturday April 27: Do you have 20 minutes to spare? The County along with the Belleville, Quinte West and Tyendinaga Township are working together to pick up litter from roadsides, parks and sidewalks. We need everyone’s help! … More information }

Coming in May

May 4 – COUNTY POP Community Music Festival at Crystal Palace
May 4 – Walleye World Fishing Tournament
May 4 – “Take It Easy: The Story of The Eagles” at The Regent Theatre
May 4 – Improve Your Physical, Mental & Emotional Well-Being Through the Power of Song, Dance, Music and Art of the Heart and Soul at Burley Hall
May 5 – 8th Annual Hike for Hospice
May 11 – Spring Birding Festival at Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO)
May 11 – Apple Blossom Festival in Waupoos
May 11 – Bloomfield Kids Fishing Derby
May 11 – Bid for the Build Art Auction at Crystal Palace
May 11 – Second Saturday Market at Macaulay Heritage Park
May 15 – QEMA’s Music Night at Wellington Town Hall
May 16 – Roc n Revue at The Regent Theatre
May 18 – Death by Design at Mount Tabor Community Playhouse
May 18 – Wellington Market opens for the season
May 18-19 – Gathering of Friends Loyalist Re-enactment at Ameliasburgh Heritage Village
May 18-19 – Terroir on the Move
May 20 – 24th Annual Black River Canoe Trip
May 24 – Quinte Isle Bluegrass Celebration at Quinte Isle Campark
May 24-26 – Shatterbox Theatre presents “The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs”
May 25 – Fibre Fest at Prince Edward County Community Centre
May 25 – Karlo’s Masquerade at Karlo Estates Winery
May 25 – Heirloom Plant Sale in Wellington
May 26 – Rotary Lilac Ride
May 26 – South Shore Safari evening expedition
May 31 – Night at the Museum: Monologue Night at Wellington Heritage Museum

Join us for seasonal celebrations, festivals and fairs … check the calendar for details }

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