WINE * DINE * STAY * PLAY…… July 2019

It’s JULY in the County! Join us for Canada Day celebrations, Art in the County, summer getaways, festivals, winery tours, live music and theatre and more …

Festivals & Celebrations

Happy Canada Day!Canada Day Celebrations ~ June 30July 1 & 2 throughout the County: Street dances, fireworks, music, parades and more! Join us in a celebration for Canada! More information }

lavenderLavender Festival ~ July 6/7 & 13/14 at Prince Edward County Lavender Farm in Hillier. Great fun for all ages. Enjoy live music, kids’ activities, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, fun entertainment, delicious food and tour the beautiful lavender … More information }

July Getaways

Find your perfect Getaway in the County. Wine & Culinary Experiences, Rejuvenation Getaways, Romantic Hideaways, Family Fun and more …

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 •  Lunch & Wine Tours • Group or Corporate Pkgs
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
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 July Deals & Discounts
Activities   Food •  Wine

reservationsReservations are recommended during the busy season. 

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Canadian Fake Rocks

Theatre & Comedy

Festival PlayersOutside Mullingar | Festival Players ~ July 9 – 21 at Festival Players Studio Theatre in Wellington: Set on neighbouring farms in the Irish midlands, Outside Mullingar is a lyrical misfit-romance, full of gallows-humour, wit and wonder. … More information }

Masters of Delusion ~ Saturday July 13 at The Regent Theatre in Picton. Comic magician Jason Palter and mental manipulator Buzz Collins come together to present a night of laughs and wonder you will never forget! … More information }

Comedy CountryComedy Country – the County’s summer comedy series ~ Friday July 26: Stand-up comedy takes over the patio at 555 Brewing Company with a stellar lineup of some of Canada’s hottest emerging comics. More information }

Festival PlayersThe Script Tease Project | Festival Players ~ July 26 & 27 at Festival Players Studio Theatre. Matt and Naomi will read the pages of an original play for the first time live in front of the audience. Then … they improvise the rest. … More information }

Musical Notes

There’s lots of great music to be found all around the County during the summer.

Wellington GazeboConcerts in the Park (Wellington) ~ Tuesdays on July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 @ 6:30pm at Wellington Park … More information }

Summer Noon Concerts ~ Wednesdays July 10, 17, 24 & 31 from noon to 12:45-ish at St Mary Magdalene Church in Picton. . More information }

Quarter Moon Coffee House ~ Thursdays July 11 & 25 at Baxter Arts Centre in Bloomfield: OPEN MIKE! … More information }

No Sugar TonightThe Guess Who: No Sugar Tonight! ~ Saturday July 6 at The Regent Theatre in Picton: “No Sugar Tonight” celebrates the music of three legendary Canadian artists: The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive and Burton Cummings. … More information }

Concerts in the Park (Waupoos) ~ Sundays July 7 & 21 at North Marysburgh Recreation Centre in Waupoos: … More information }

Sue FoleySue Foley Show ~ Wednesday July 10 at The Regent Theatre: Sue Foley is a multi-award-winning musician and one of the finest blues and roots artists working today. She’s a triple-threat as a lead guitarist, songwriter and vocalist. … More information }

Tommy YoungsteenTommy Youngsteen- Fleetwood Mac “Rumours” ~ Friday July 12 at The Fields On West Lake, Wellington. Tommy Youngsteen is bringing #FleetwoodMac’s classic album “Rumours” along with all their Greatest Hits to #PrinceEdwardCounty.  … More information }

Party in the Park ~ Fridays July 12 & 26 @ 5pm – 9pm: Food Vendors and Live Music in Benson Park, Picton. Free fun for families! … More information }

QEMA’s Music Night ~ Wednesday July 17 @ 6:30 pm. at Wellington Town Hall. More information }

Carole KingYou’ve Got a Friend ~ Friday July 19 at The Regent Theatre. “Back the Build” presents YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND, a classic Carole King and James Taylor music celebration … More information }

Music in the Vineyard ~ Weekends during July & August … More information }

Classical Unbound FestivalClassical Unbound Festival ~ July 26 – 28 : Unbinding classical chamber music from its formal attire, and binding it more closely to our hearts and souls. Join us for 3 wine-country concerts … More information }

Music at Port MilfordMusic at Port Milford Chamber Music Festival ~ July 27 to August 18. Music at Port Milford brings promising 12-18 year-olds with a passion for chamber music together with an internationally renowned faculty to create an inspiring summer music experience. … More information }

Art is Everywhere!

Art in the County ~ June 21-July 7 at The Armoury: Art in the County is an annual juried exhibition of the highest quality of work by renowned County artists and artisans. … More information }

The Group of Sevenish ~ July 6 & 7 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 }

Featured Artists at The Loft Gallery / The Local Store ~ June 24 to July 8 – Tina Osborne; July 8 to July 22 – Florence Chik Lau| July 22 to August 5 – Sam Sakr … More information }

Thanks to our newsletter sponsor P.E.C. Homewatch Inc.

Arts on Main Gallery Summer Show ~ May 23 to August 19 at Arts on Main Gallery in Picton: “SUMMER SHINES” show of original artworks created by 25 celebrated County artists. … More information }

Picton Art Crawl ~ Thursday July 25 : Explore the galleries and art spaces in Picton on foot! 5pm – 8pm on the 4th Thursday, June – September … More information }

Art & Craft SaleAnnual Art & Craft Sale ~ Thursday August 1 at Picton Fairgrounds: Over 200 vendors selling everything from Crafts, Stained Glass, Paintings, Clothing, Wood Products, Outside Furniture, Pottery, Jewelry, Toys and much more… More information }

For more artistic inspiration ~ exhibitions, workshops and more … see prince-edward-county.com/cat/arts-scene

Sip, Sample,and Savour

Fish FryFish Fry at South Bay United Church ~ Wednesday July 3 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. On the menu: pan-fried perch & pickerel, Caesar salad, potato salad, baked beans, rolls, homemade desserts, tea, coffee, lemonade. … More information }

Fish Fry at Mariners Park Museum ~ Saturday July 6 at 4pm. Join the dance, auction and delicious fish fry, under the lighthouse at Mariners Park Museum! Featuring the music of The Reasons, the popular 50s, 60s and 70s cover band! Prizes for best costume and silent … More information }

wine in the vineyardMusic & Food in the Vineyard ~ Saturday July 27 at Sandbanks Winery. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes as we take visitors on a complimentary tour of our winemaking facilities with barrel tastings and food pairings. … More information }

Harvest Experience – A Celebration of Summer! ~ Saturday July 27 at Littlejohn Farm: Join us for a day of music, food and fun on the farm. Littlejohn Farm Harvest Experience is designed to showcase the cuisine that is produced on our land  … More information }

chef hatCooking Classes & Culinary Tours ~ Learn cooking techniques in fun, hands-on learning environments. More information }

Shows & Markets

marketWellington Market ~ Saturdays from 8am to 1pm at the Wellington United Church parking lot, Main Street Wellington. An eclectic, outdoor market on the shore of Lake Ontario. More information }

The Summer Market in Waupoos ~ Saturdays July 6 & 20 at North Marysburgh Recreation Centre in Waupoos. The market is open from 9:00 – 2:00. … More information }

Antique, Vintage & Retro Sale ~ July 12 – 14 at the Curling Club at Picton Fairgrounds: A three-day show of rare, retro and desired items from select dealers from across Ontario! Dining area onsite – free parking … More information }

Second Saturday Market ~ Saturday July 13 at Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton. Search for vintage, retro, handmade or rummage sale finds at this monthly market. Stroll the grounds, explore the permanent Indigenous History exhibit in Macaulay Church and refuel with wood-fired pizza … More information }

Active & Outdoors

gallowsGraveyards and Gallows Walking Tour ~ Friday & Saturday evenings in July and August starting at 6:30 pm Macaulay Heritage Park, Picton. Alongside an experienced guide, explore the grounds of Macaulay Heritage Park and the neighbouring graveyard, and spot … More information }

soap box cartSoap Box Derby in Milford ~ Saturday July 6 at Milford Town Hall: Cars are supplied. Entrance fee $5.00 per child. Two categories: 6 to 8 years old and 9 to 12 years old. Come out and be part of our fun day!   … More information }

Soap Box Derby in Bloomfield ~ Saturday July 13: Ages 5 to 12. Lots of fun for participants and spectators! On Mill Street in Bloomfield. … More information }

PEC Yoga Festival ~ July 6 & 7 at Crystal Palace in Picton: The first ever PEC YOGA FESTIVAL features an OMazing line up of yoga teachers from across The County, Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto … More information }

Yoga with Alpacas ~ Saturday July 13 & 27 at SHED Chetwyn Farms: Join us for a unique way to experience the relaxation, flexibility, and strength of yoga, among the beautiful and world-famous alpacas at SHED. … More information }

Sandfest ~ Wednesday July 17 at Sandbanks Provincial Park at the Mouth of the Outlet River. Sand sculpting fun for the whole family. Bring your shovels and pails. Participation prizes for everyone. … More information }

June 29 to July 7 Family Fishing Week
June 29 to August 17Great Ontario Salmon Derby
July 7PwC MS Bike – Prince Edward County
July 12Pedaling for Parkinson’s in PEC
July 19Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day : Free day-use in all Provincial Parks Ontario Parks.
July 19Yoga in the Vineyard with the Winemaker at Sandbanks Winery
July 19 & 31Sand Sifting Cleanup at the Outlet Beach at Sandbanks Provincial Park
July 20Ride for Hospice


A Town & Country Garden Tour ~ Saturday July 6 (rain or shine). Stroll through green oases, relish the scent of flowers, enjoy the extravagance of colours and relax in amazing landscapes on a summer’s day. … More information }

Flowering wildFlowering Wild PEC ~ Sunday July 21 : Hosted by Floralora Flowers and Free Folk Events. Rooted in art, Flowering Wild PEC is a one day, visual art display featuring floral and fauna grown by local floral farmers and designers. … More information }

July 20BioBlitz 2019 — Hudgin-Rose Property
July 27A Pictorial History of Sandbanks at Mariners Park Museum
July 28Snakes & Salamanders at Mariners Park Museum

Coming in August

PEC JazzAugust 13 –18PEC Jazz Festival.  Top jazz talent, from local heroes to international stars in our beautiful wine-country setting.  From classic to cutting edge modern and everything in between, the PEC Jazz Festival has something for every jazz fan.   pecjazz.org
August 1 – Annual Art & Craft Sale at Picton Fairgrounds
August 1 – 17 – Every Brilliant Thing | Festival Players
August 2 & 3 – Annual Elvis Festival at Waupoos Winery
August 3 – Consecon Community Day
August 3 – Ontario Fermentation Festival at Crystal Palace
August 8 – 11 – Prince Edward Auto Club Street Meet at Roblin Lake Fairgrounds
August 8 – The Inspiring Universe Experience at The Regent Theatre
August 9 – Primal Winds – Road Warriors Tour at Picton Elks
August 9 – Party in the Park (Picton)
August 9 – A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream
August 9 – Roy Orbison Tribute at The Regent Theatre
August 10 – True North Beer Festival at Loch Sloy
August 10 – Dragon Boat Races
August 10 – A County Hoedown to “Back the Build” at Wellington & District Community Centre
August 13 – 18 – PEC Jazz Festival
August 17 – Sex T-Rex in “Watch Out Wildkat” at Athol Rec Centre
August 17 – 25 – Wellington Water Week
August 22 – 25 – Country Jamboree at Prince Edward County Festival Grounds, Cherry Valley
August 23 – 25 – TheMotoSocialCAMP x Jack.org at Picton Airfield
August 24 – Dan Mangan (solo) at The Regent Theatre
August 24 – Music & Food in the Vineyard at Sandbanks Winery
August 28 – Princess Country Fest: Jade Naraine & Kelsi Mayne
August 28 – Sept 1 – Person of Interest | Festival Players
August 30 – Sept 1 – Women Killing It Crime Writers’ Festival
August 31 – Harvest Experience at Littlejohn Farm
August 31 – Sept 2 – Farmer’s Tan Market at Parson’s Brewery
August 31 – Sept 2 – Rednersville Road Art Tour
  • Live music, art & cooking workshops, and more …Check details on the Prince Edward County calendar at www.visitthecounty.ca

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