County Events

5th Annual Quinte's Isle Bluegrass Celebration

May 28, 2015 to May 31, 2015

The Quinte’s Isle Bluegrass Celebration is a weekend of music, food and fun.  Bands and musicians from across the County and across Canada are coming out to entertain and jam.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy music on the beach!  Rain or shine! Bring the kids!  Weekend and Day passes - kids 12 and under are FREE!  

For more information : or call 613-392-2412

The Great Canadian Cheese Festival

June 06, 2015 to June 07, 2015

 It's the biggest show in Canada!

The Great Canadian Cheese Festival is a multi-faceted event that annually attracts thousands of consumers to meet, learn, taste and buy the best in Canadian artisan cheese and fine foods and sample fine wine, craft beer and crisp cider.

Dairy Farmers of Canada is the lead sponsor, presenting seminars throughout the day in the All You Need is Cheese annex.

The Artisan Cheese & Fine Food Fair on Saturday and Sunday features special presentations hourly and a Dairy Farm display for the enjoyment of young and old.  Also on the program are Tutored Tastings where experts offer guidance on a variety of cheese topics, Cheese Tours of nearby creameries and Artisan Cheese Cooking Classes.

The Festival offers wine and dine experiences on a cheese theme at local wineries featuring name chefs, such as Jamie Kennedy, on Saturday evening.

Last year, close to 100 exhibitors and vendors and more than 5,000 consumers made the event the biggest cheese show in Canada representing producers from coast to coast.  Those numbers are sure to grow this year.

Admission price at the door is $50 for adults.  Reduced pricing for advance ticket purchases online.  Special pricing for groups, seniors and children.  Children 15 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The fourth annual Great Canadian Cheese Festival takes place June 6-7, 2015 at historic Crystal Palace on the Picton Fairgrounds in the heart of Ontario's Prince Edward County, one of Canada's leading gastronomic destinations.  Cheese Tours and Artisan Cheese Cooking Classes are offered on June 6th.

For more information, visit or call 1-866-865-2628

Odessa 42nd Annual Car Show - Flea Market & Crafts

June 13, 2015 to June 14, 2015

A day for the family, the show will feature a pre-war car parade and tour Saturday June 13th with a parade and tour following the awards at approximately noon.  On Sunday June 14th we'll continue with a grand car show, vehicle judging and People's Choice Award.  Don't miss it - the Flea Market and Crafts for sale throughout the weekend - all taking place at the Odessa Fairgrounds, 10 minutes west of Kingston, Hwy. 401, Exit 599, County Road 6 South.

Admission is $3.00, children 12 and under get free admisison.  Public parking will be available off Shane Street.  

For vendor registration, contact Peter Scott (613) 354-9389 or email  Outdoor vendor spaces 20 x 30 are $35 while outdoor spaces nshow Saturday/antique cars, tractors, crafts, flea market and will take place at the Odessa fairgrounds.

For craft registration, contact Heather Vannest at (613) 358-2579 or email  Pre-registration is recommended.

Please call 613-354-9389 or e-mail for more information.

Gardening in the County

June 27, 2015 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Come and explore unique gardens throughout the County while helping to raise funds for the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County.  Tickets are $20.00 each.  For more information, please check our website

2015 CLIC Eastern Ontario Photo Show & Sale

July 25, 2015 to August 09, 2015

We are very pleased to announce the 2015 CLIC EASTERN ONTARIO PHOTO SHOW & SALE will take place July 25th to August 9th upstairs at BOOKS & COMPANY located at 289 Main Street in Picton.

This event is a Juried Photo Competition Show & Sale.  For entry requirements, or for more information on times of the show, please visit our website at  The entry deadline is May 21, 2015. Admission is $3.00 and those 18 years old and under enjoy FREE admission!

CLIC in the EVENING is pleased to present a special Speaker Presentation with Robert Bailey, titled 'What Were They Thinking' - a behind-the-scenes look at judging photography.  July 31st 6:30 to 8:30 pm Admission for this event is $10 for adults, $5 for students. 

Margaret Liddon is the organizer and contact person for this event and she can be reached at if you have any questions. 

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Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation 30th Anniversary Celebration

July 25, 2015 2:00 pm to 5 p.m.

As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations, the PECMH Foundation is thrilled to partner with the Rotary Club of Picton to present the All Canadian Wine Championships "Passport to Canada" tasting event. 

This event, new to the County, will occur on Saturday July 25, 2015 at the Crystal Palace at the Picton Fairgrounds.  The tasting will feature 750 wines from across Canada.  Following the tasting, a barbecue will be available.  

We are delighted to announce that Megan and Caleb Hutton, the sister and brother duo behind Instant Rivalry will be lending their musical talent to the celebration between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Please join us for this special anniversary!

Grape Gatsby Wine Tasting & Dinner

August 15, 2015

Come on out and get your Grape on in a Roaring 20's Gatsby themed wine tasting and dinner event hosted by the Rotary Club of Wellington.  After dinner a silent auction will be held with all proceeds going to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation.  

For more information and tickets, please go to


The Maker's Hand

November 06, 2015 to November 08, 2014

The Maker's Hand is the County's prestigious festival of Fine Arts.  Show and sale of works by a variety of Eastern Ontario's finest artisans. 

Join us at the Prince Edward Community Centre at 375 Main Street East in Picton.

For more information, check the website: 

County Festival of Trees 2015

November 27, 2015 to November 29, 2015

Join the PEC Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in celebrating the Annual County Festival of Trees at Isaiah Tubbs Resort on West Lake. 
Silent auction, bucket draw, boutique, bake and preserves sale.  Sponsored by the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, all proceeds will be going to support healthcare needs in our community. 
Hours: Friday & Saturday 10 am to 9:00 pm & Sunday 10 am to 2 pm 
For further information, call 613-476-2181 Ext. 4427 

Christmas House Tour

December 06, 2015 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Take a self guided tour to see wonderful old & new homes all decked out for the holidays and enjoy cookies & cider. Self-guided tour, 1 - 6 pm.

Funds raised from the event will help save our historic buildings. Tickets are limited and will be available in November.  Please call 613-476-7310 for more information.

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