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Fall Things to Do in Prince Edward County

Fall Things to Do in Prince Edward County
Fall Things to Do in Prince Edward County

As the warmth of summer fades away in Prince Edward County and the vibrant hues of fall foliage emerge, a new season of festivities unfolds. While the County boasts popular attractions throughout the year, autumn brings forth a bountiful harvest, setting the stage for delightful experiences. Immerse yourself in Fall Countylicious featuring farm-to-table dining, as well as the lively Pumpkinfest parade, the cherished annual Picton Fair, and a celebration of all things apple.

What to Do in Prince Edward County During the Fall

County Bounty: Farm to Table Dining

Indulge in the unmatched freshness of farm-to-table dining in Prince Edward County. The local culinary scene, featuring not only traditional fare but also culturally infused creations, is centred around the region’s rich agricultural resources. Charming restaurants, bakeries, and pubs are scattered throughout the County, offering a diverse array of dining options that celebrate the bounty of local produce and culinary creativity. When visiting in the fall, don’t miss Fall Countylicious in November.

Best Restaurants in Wellington

  • Drake Devonshire
  • Midtown Brewing
  • La Condesa
  • North Docks Pub & Patio
  • Idle Wild
  • East & Main

Best Restaurants in Bloomfield

  • Flame + Smith
  • Bloomfield Public House
  • Bermuda

Best Restaurants in Waupoos

  • Waupoos Estates Winery
  • Stella’s Eatery

Best Restaurants in Picton

  • The County Canteen
  • Sujeo Korean Restaurant
  • The Lighthouse Restaurant
  • 7 Numbers
  • The Acoustic Grill
  • The Royal
  • Vic Social
  • Bocada
  • The Blue Sail
  • Harry’s Charbroiled
  • Parsons Brewing Company
  • Merrill House

Best Restaurants in Hillier

  • Tabersnack
  • Bantam
  • Flossie’s Sandwich Parlor

Prince Edward County Pumpkinfest

The Pumpkinfest in Prince Edward County is a festive autumn event featuring a lively parade, a pumpkin weight-off, various contests, a charming petting zoo, engaging games, delectable food offerings, entertaining performances, and delightful surprises. Typically hosted in Wellington during October, the event draws thousands of spectators who line the streets to enjoy the vibrant pumpkin parade. The success of this celebration is made possible through the collaborative efforts of numerous volunteers from local organizations, churches, businesses, growers, and enthusiastic individuals.

Picton Fair

Don’t miss the annual Picton Fair, a vibrant extravaganza packed with delightful activities! Typically held the second weekend of September, visitors are treated to a plethora of attractions, including rollercoaster rides, captivating live entertainment, tractor pulls, and cattle shows. The fair goes above and beyond with its annual bake-off, high-energy actions, bingo excitement, a competitive skateboard showdown, a horse show, and the anticipation of a raffle ticket draw.

Gate admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children.

Visit the Sunflower Fields for a Haunted Corn Maze

Experience the thrill at Sunflower Fields Ice Cream Shoppe with their annual haunted corn maze, held at the end of October. Devoted volunteers don spooky attire to roam the maze with a haunting ambiance, immersing visitors in the Halloween spirit. This spine-chilling maze unfolds over just two nights, offering an exhilarating experience not for the faint of heart.

Tour Wine Country

Prince Edward County is home to over 40 wineries and even more breweries, cideries, and spirit houses. Most of the wineries are clustered in the County’s western corner, hugged between the towns of Wellington and Hillier. A guided wine tour with Sandbanks Vacations & Tours or Vintage Car Wine Tour is a great way to taste the famous Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Cab Franc vines made in Prince Edward County.

Wine tours are popular any time of year, especially during winter in Prince Edward County.

Best Wineries in Prince Edward County

  • Broken Stone Winery
  • Grange of Prince Edward Winery
  • Karlo Estates
  • TerraCello Winery
  • The Old Third Vineyard
  • Closson Chase Winery
  • Huff Estates Winery
  • Sandbanks Estate Winery

Best Cideries in Prince Edward County

  • The County Cider Company
  • Crimson Cider Company
  • Loch Mór Cider Company
  • Apple Falls Cider Company
  • Clafeld Cider House & Market
  • Stock & Row Farm Cidery
  • Cold Creek Vineyards

Best Breweries in Prince Edward County

  • 555 Brewing Co
  • Parsons Brewing Company
  • Gillingham Brewing Company
  • Prince Eddy’s Brewing Co
  • Garage Time Brewing Company
  • Midtown Brewing Company
  • Slake Brewing

Best Spirit Houses in Prince Edward County

  • Kinsip House Of Fine Spirits
  • Casa-Dea Winery & Banquet Hall
  • Stillus Craft Spirits

Fall Bird Migration and Saw-Whet Owl Banding

Banding at the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory can be observed during spring and fall migration, weather permitting, from April 10 to May 31 and August 15th to October 31st. Everyone is invited to come down to the observatory and watch the bird banding from 8 a.m. until Noon daily. You might see warblers, flycatchers, vireos, thrushes, kinglets, finches and raptors, among others. And in October, saw-whet owl banding begins.

All Things Apple

Experience the essence of fall with apple picking in Prince Edward County. Gather your friends and family and explore the numerous orchards dotting the landscape. As September arrives, apple orchards come to life, offering delightful afternoons filled with activities like apple picking, scenic wagon rides, navigating corn mazes, sipping on hot apple cider, savouring delicious apple pies, indulging in caramel apples, and much more.

Apple Orchards in Prince Edward County

  • The Campbell’s Orchard & Country Market
  • Spring Meadow Orchards
  • Wynn Farms
  • Mill Creek Farm
  • Maws Lakeview Orchard

Scarecrow Festival

The Department of Illumination presents Prince Edward County’s annual Scarecrow Festival every Thanksgiving weekend. Make your very own scarecrow to take home with all supplies provided for $40! With a barn full of clothes and a mountain of straw with which to craft a character, the Scarecrow Festival has seen a lot of weird and wonderful scarecrows created over the last dozen years. All proceeds benefit The Department of Illumination, a not-for-profit arts organization.

Trail Treks

For those craving an active escape, lace up your hiking boots and explore the network of trails that wind through the County. As the heat of summer dies down, fall is the perfect time to explore the dense forests and scenic paths.

Walking Trails in Prince Edward County

  • Dunes Nature Trail (2.4 km)
  • Woodlands Trail (6 km)
  • Main, Middle Cut and Creekside Loop (2.7 km)
  • Lakeshore Trail (13 km)
  • Sandbanks Beach (3.7 km)
  • Millennium Trail (48 km)
  • West Point Trail (2.6 km)
  • Sandbanks Loop (4.7 km)
  • Little Bluff Conservation Area (1 km)
  • Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area
  • Beaver Meadow Wildlife Management Area
  • H. J. McFarland Conservation Area
  • Lake on the Mountain Provincial Park

Tour The County on Two Wheels

Bikers from around the world have raved about the delightful cycling tails in Prince Edward County. Join in on the fun by renting a bicycle or e-bike to ride across the beautiful hills and lakeside trails. Be adventurous and embark on a wine bicycle tour. Pedal through the changing leaves, stop at wineries along the way, and relish the freedom of exploring on two wheels.

Places to Rent Bikes in Prince Edward County

  • Ideal Bike Rentals
  • County Bike Rentals
  • Westlake E-Bikes

Bike Wine Tours in The County

  • The County Wine Tours – Sip and Cycle Bike Tours
  • Closson Road Cycles

More Fall Experiences in The County

  • See the Firelight Lantern Festival
  • Ride the Glenory Ferry
  • Visit Honey Wagon Farms for pumpkins and squash
  • Pay a visit to Creasy’s Apple Dabble Farm in Waupoos where you can find pies, tarts, turnovers and squares
  • Check out Parson’s Brewing Company’s take on Oktoberfest
  • Photograph Lake on the Mountain’s changing leaves
  • Buy a fall fishing charter to fish for salmon and pickerel
  • Sandbanks Music Festival

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