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How to Make the Most of Maple in the County (March 21-23)
Prince Edward County’s sweetest festival, Maple in the County, is back this month for three days of tasting and learning about that quintessential Canadian ingredient: maple syrup. Sugar bushes all across the county will be open for tours, demonstrations, meals, and of course indulging in lots of liquid gold. But it’s not just about the maple syrup. All weekend long, there’ll be plays; activities for …
Toasting the County’s Vines: Wassail 2013 Survivor’s Guide
This month and next, Prince Edward County’s winemakers will celebrate the recent harvest and the one to come at Wassail 2013. Held over three weekends —November 23rd and 24th, November 30th and December 1st, and December 7th and 8th—Wassail is …
Zombies Overrun Fort Henry
The City of Kingston has issued a zombie alert and is warning all residents and visitors to stay away from anyone with a blank stare and blood dripping from their mouth. Fort Henry’s management recently admitted that hundreds of undead …
4 Reasons to Check Out Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village
Pumpkinferno’s artists set the bar high last year when their outdoor installation of 4,500 hand-carved pumpkins was named Ontario’s Best New Event. Organizers aren’t revealing too many details about this years show—again being held at Upper Canada Village throughout October—but …
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The Glengarry Highland Games – Find your inner Scot!
South Eastern Ontario is alive with four seasons of festival fun to stimulate your sense of adventure. Communities all along The Great Waterway host live music and theatre festivals. Regattas take to the waters of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, and foodies will love sampling food and agricultural fairs. Visit the Kinsmen Lift-Off Hot Air Balloon Festivals in Cornwall.
A scenic-country drive immerses you in the local Scottish heritage at the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville. Every August since 1948, Highlanders have come together for the competitions to see who has the best bagpipe lungs and fiddling fingers. Traditional dance and sporting events add to the Glengarry Highland Games’ traditional feel.
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Catch the spray of speedboats at the 1000 Islands Poker Run
For a faster pace, come to Kingston in early August for the 1000 Islands Poker Run – three days of competition among beefed-up powerboats from all over Canada. With so much happening in Kingston, foodie events for ‘locavores’ and impromptu entertainment from street buskers add to the magic feel of midsummer nights. On the north shore of Lake Ontario south west of Kingston, the communities and wineries of
Prince Edward County offer lively events of their own. Try the pesto-stuffed ribs and regional wines at the Picton Food Festival accompanied by live jazz. Picton is also home to the Festival Players, who bring Canadian drama to life under the stars at area venues. Wherever and whenever you are in South Eastern Ontario, festivals and concerts are always happening somewhere close by.