Quickly becoming known as the Hamptons of Ontario, Prince Edward County is a hot spot for visitors interested in wine, food, art and nature. Conveniently located for guests travelling from Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal, The County offers a diverse range of experiences for visitors to enjoy in all four seasons. There is always something happening in The County, so come and experience it all for yourself.
Located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, Wellington is a picturesque village centrally located amongst the many wineries in beautiful Prince Edward County. It is the perfect spot from which to explore all that The County has to offer. Wellington has many kilometers of waterfront that overlook the largest freshwater sand dunes in the world located in Sandbanks Provincial Park. Take a walk to our local beach and stroll along the boardwalk, or ride your bike and explore the old architecture of the homes in the area. You will also find fabulous restaurants along Main Street where you can sample farm-to-table fare. Whether you are looking for an action packed getaway or some downtime, this is the place to be.
Every month there is something happening in The County. Come join in on the fun!
Apple Blossom Festival
An annual celebration of spring, amid the apple orchards of North Marysburgh, featuring a large selection of community-made pies sold by the slice or the pie; wood-fired pizza and free cider tastings (with the purchase of a whole pie). It’s the start of patio season.
Spring Birding Festival
Watch bird banding, walk the net areas and visit our hospitality tent for snacks and souvenirs. All events are free except Guided Trips. Walks last up to 2 hours. Daily at the Observatory 8 am to 1 pm — no entrance fee. For information and to register for walks and Birding the County events go to https://naturematters.eventbrite.ca
Wellington Farmers’ Market Season Kick Off
Wellington Farmers’ Market is an eclectic, outdoor market on the shore of Lake Ontario. Between the May and October long-weekends you can find gourmet food, jewelry, sweets, cosmetics, metal art, organic fruits and vegetables, antiques, clothing, or gifts for the hard-to-please. Be sure to visit the market on weekends!
Location: United Church Car Park in Wellington
Dates: May to October (Saturdays)
Time: 8am to 1pm
Black River Spring Festival
More than a dozen venues along Morrison Point Road and roads nearby will be open, and you are invited to explore the historic neighborhood! You can visit and tour organic farms, pick up heirloom tomato seedlings for your garden, sit down to a farm lunch, reserve a spot for “High Tea,” watch an artist at work, peruse an art gallery, photography gallery, pottery studio and a barn filled with artisan crafts. Look for big Orange Poppy signs in driveways of participating vendors along Morrison Point Road, Cty Rd 16 and Cty Rd. 17.
Terrior is the Prince Edward County Winegrower’s Association’s annual spring wine and food festival and market – and this year, it’s on the move! Buy a Terroir Passport to experience the best of the PEC VQA’s new releases. Visit 18 participating wineries in Prince Edward County. Cost: $50 incl HST.
Prince Edward County FibreFest is an all-day event with 70+ diverse vendors selling all things knitting, spinning and fibre related. There will be demonstrations of spinning and weaving plus alpacas, sheep and angora bunnies to visit. Workshops with Kelly McClure, Fiona Ellis and more.
Venue: Picton Arena and Community Centre, 375 Main Street, Picton
Advanced tickets: $5 per person
At the door tickets: $8 per person
The County is a great place to explore on a bike. Wellington Willows is a cycle friendly B&B. Come visit PEC and explore wineries, beaches and so much more…