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

It’s OCTOBER in the County!!  “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus

Fall Celebrations & Festivals

Harvest Celebration at Sandbanks Winery ~ Friday Sept 28 at Sandbanks Estate Winery: Celebrate the end of harvest with us from 1 – 4 p.m. Behind the scenes facility tours with a crush demonstration from the morning’s harvest! Live music & food … More info }

Scarecrow Festival ~  Oct 6 & 7 at Small Pond Arts: Join us Thanksgiving weekend for our annual Scarecrow Festival and make your own scarecrow to take home. … More info }

Thanksgiving Weekend Extravaganza ~ October 6-8 at Campbell’s Orchards. Pick-your-own, Wagon rides, Corn maze, Fresh baking, Cider tastings, and Pop-up Markets.  read more }

Thanksgiving Weekend Feasts ~

Pumpkinfest ~ Saturday Oct 13 at Wellington: Featuring a fun-filled parade along Wellington Main Street, followed by a great pumpkin weigh-off. This wonderful wacky festival of pumpkins starts with a pancake breakfast, proceeds to The Friends of Wellington Heritage Museum, and carries on all day with games, … More info }

Fall colours ~ While you’re in the County, be sure to take a tour of the fall colours and stop along the way for fresh picked apples and fall veggies. Some favourite tour routes for fall foliage are Sandbanks Provincial Park, Lake on the Mountain Provincial Park, County Road 13 (from Richardson Lookout to Black River Cheese) – described as driving through a tunnel of trees, and Victoria Road in Ameliasburgh. Find maps, including cycling and motorcycle tour routes, at

Halloween DanceSpooky Halloween Fundraising Dance ~ Friday Oct 26 at Picton Community Centre. Join PEFAC, The Reasons, and DJ John Pepper for games, contests and great fun. Tickets are limited.  More info }

Haunting in the Hamlet ~ Saturday Oct 27 at Consecon: ~ a harvest & Hallowe’en celebration. A Festive Fun Day for the Whole Family – Town-wide Events – Not to be missed. So much to see and do – this year’s theme is honouring the ancestors. […] … More info }

Hallowe’en Bash at The Knoll ~ Saturday Oct 27 at Isaiah Tubbs.  Prime Rib Dinner & Dance with
Live Entertainment by Swift Kick, prize for the best costume. More info }

October Getaways

Spend a weekend exploring The County’s rich arts and culture scene amid the spectacular canopy of autumn. Relax and rejuvenate at one of the fine inns, savour a dinner handcrafted by an acclaimed chef, or a wine tasting of the exceptional wines.

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 this fall …  
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 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
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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Sip & Savour

Tea Room Social ~ Sunday Sept 30 at Ameliasburgh Heritage Village: 12pm-3pm. Celebrating the Museum’s 50th Anniversary with seasonal delights each month. Sept 30 features Apples … More info }

Homegrown Festival

Homegrown County Craft Brewing Festival ~ Saturday Oct 27 at Crystal Palace @ 11am to 6pm. Celebrating local growers, makers, and tasters of craft beer and cider in the #GCA (Greater County Area) by bringing together brewers, farmers, and families to toast the harvest season. … More info }

2018 Fund Raising Dinner and Silent Auction – Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory ~ Saturday Oct 27 at Waring Hall. An exquisite buffet dinner  featuring a presentation by Jeremy Bensette, diehard birder, naturalist, conservationist, wildlife photographer, and tour guide. More info }

Fall Countylicious ~ Upcoming November 2-25 – Our celebration of fine dining featuring prix fixe menus. More info }


You’ll be Entertained

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

The Brighton All Star Band presents “Sunday at the Movies” ~ Sunday Oct 14 at the Regent Theatre. Movie theme songs and more … More info }

Yuk Yuk’s comedy evening at Waring House Hall ~ Saturday Oct 20.  An evening of fun and laughter with three of Canada’s top comics. … More info }

The Glass Menagerie ~ Oct 20 – 28 at Mount Tabor Community Playhouse in Milford: The Glass Menagerie is a play first produced in 1944. The author, Tennessee Williams was launched into fame and made victim to the forties’ equivalent of literary paparazzi because of it. … More info }

Kings of Classic Country ~ Sunday Oct 21 at The Regent Theatre: an exciting, all-star tribute show that celebrates the original superstars of Country music… including legendary artists such as Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Hank Williams, Roger Miller, Conway Twitty, Marty Robbins, Charlie Rich, … More info }

Patsy Gallant Sings PIAF ~ Thursday Nov 1 at The Regent Theatre: Patsy Gallant Sings Edith Piaf … More info }

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Also check out the live music at County venues.


Art is Everywhere!

Two-Day Encaustic Painting Workshop with Andrew Csafordi ~ Sept 29 & 30, Oct. 6 & 7 at Andrew Csafordi Studio Gallery … More info }

Featured Artists at The Local Store ~ Oct 1-11 Conrad Beaubien, Oct 11-22 Elaine Kent, Oct 22-Nov 4 Jane Saunders. Visit our historical century barn filled with original, local merchandise from the County’s creative artists, artisans, authors, food producers and musicians. … More info }

Baxter Arts Centre

The Group of Sevenish ~ Oct 6 & 7 at Wellington Town Hall @ 9 am to 4 pm. The Group of Sevenish, a collective of painters, photographers and sculptors, holds five salons during the summer … More info }

Fall Art Show at Arts on Main Gallery in Picton ~ until November 19. An exhibition of 25 County artists. More info }

Join us for fall Programs at Baxter Arts Centre in Bloomfield, a community space for arts, education and creativity. Fall workshops include: Music, Drawing, Painting, Yin Yang Yoga, Medical Qigong workshops, Pre-school music, and art for children … read more }

Follow the Arts Trail to meet talented artists and gallery owners in modern galleries, rustic barn studios and everywhere in between.


 October Markets

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 out door vendors. … More info }

Car Boot Sale ~ Sept 30 @ 10am to 2pm at The Local Store on Westlake Road. Vintage  sale from the trunk of cars! Proceeds from stall rentals go towards Prince Edward County Hospital Building Fund … More info }

Wellington Market ~ Saturday & Sunday until Thanksgiving weekend: Gourmet food, jewellery, home-made treats, metal art, antiques, collectibles and more. … More info }

Wine Barrel Auction ~ Friday Oct 5 – 7 at Sandbanks Estate Winery: Visit us Thanksgiving weekend at Sandbanks Estate Winery to get your hands on one of our wine barrels! The silent auction will take place all weekend long, with all proceeds to go towards the Wellington Foodbank! … More info }

Christmas Market at The Local Store (West Lake) ~ Nov 2 to  4. Special Christmas Market 3 days. Visit our historical century barn filled with original, local merchandise from the County’s creative artists, artisans, authors, food producers and musicians. Free admission! read more }




Active & Outdoors


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

Migration Matters, Fall 2018 ~ Oct 6 to 31 : Join us at the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory to celebrate birds on their fall migration. Bird banding, Fall Warbler Identification Workshop … More info }

Plant Identification Walks ~ Sept 30 & Oct 13: Scheduled Plant Identification Walks Sun Sept 30 Picton, Macaulay Mountain 1-3 pm and Sat Oct 13 Picton, Milllenium Trail 1-3 pm … More info }

Chart the Dark Sky – What’s Up at Night ~ Friday Oct 12 at Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO)@ 7:15 PM SHARP- 9:00 PM (unless it’s cloudy or raining). County night sky enthusiast Ramesh Pooran and his fellow stargazers will focus your attention and their telescopes on stars and planets, the Milky Way … More info }

County Outings ~ Oct 13, 20, or 27 ~ a series of half-day horn trips. This is a unique opportunity for you to experience the authentic rural people and wild places not found on the tourist map. Guide Phil Norton has been roaming Prince Edward County’s back roads, rocky shorelines …More info }


Coming in November

Nov 1 – Patsy Gallant Sings PIAF at The Regent Theatre
Nov 2 – The Maker’s Hand at Picton Fairgrounds
Nov 2 – 25 – Fall Countylicious
Nov 3 – Judgement of Kingston – Blind Tasting of Chardonnays
Nov 3 – Two-Day Encaustic Painting Workshop with Andrew Csafordi
Nov 10 – Firelight Lantern Festival at Crystal Palace
Nov 10 – Annual “HANDMADE” Christmas Craft Show at Wellington ESSROC Arena
Nov 11 – Remembrance Day
Nov 17 – Wassail in the County
Nov 17 – ABBA Mania & Night Fever at The Regent Theatre
Nov 18 – Christmas in Consecon
Nov 23 – Bloomfield Festival of Lights
Nov 23 – Festival of Trees at Isaiah Tubbs Resort
Nov 23 – Armstrong’s War at The Regent Theatre
Nov 25 – Picton Santa Claus Parade

Join us for seasonal celebrations, festivals and fairs

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