10 Things to Do in March in Prince Edward County ⛄
The days are getting longer and the temperature is getting higher. While Spring is *just* around the corner, there’s still lots of winter to be had in Prince Edward County this March. Grab your best rubber boots and your toque and march into March.
Cross your fingers for warm days and cold nights because that means one thing and one thing only – the sap’s a flowin! March means maple and maple means March. Mark your calendar for March 28 and 29 for Maple in the County – our sweetest tradition, where you can visit 13 participating sugarbushes and find dozens of other maple-y activities, like maple bacon mac ‘n cheese at Lacey Estates Winery, old-timey mulled maple cider at Macaulay Museum, and maple shots at Campbell’s Orchard. Look for the iconic maple map and read on here for all the sticky details.
Celebrate and recognize the historical and here-and-now womyn of Prince Edward County on Sunday, March 8, International Womyn’s Day. IWD events are taking place at Macaulay House, where you can sample sweet treats while chatting with “Mrs. Charlotte Macaulay” and her servant “Jane.” At the Drake Devonshire, celebrate female chefs, sommeliers, brewmasters, visionaries and all round game-changers with local food and drink stations and a live DJ dance party.
If you’re looking for some f-u-n in support of a great cause, the 3rd Annual Period Party (March 13) at 555 Brewing Co. is not to be missed and promises an evening of laughter, pizza, beer and movies where the dress code is sweatpant-hot-water-bottle-chic. Entry fee is a box of tampons, pads, liners, etc which will be donated to local foodbanks.
Feast your eyes with live theatre, music and film this month. Keep an eye on The Regent Theatre for all kinds of entertainment including The Chambermaid, part of Cinefest (March 2); Der Fliegende Hollander (March 14), an opera performance live in HD from New York’s Metropolitan Opera; Art on Screen presents Paul Gauguin, live from London’s National Gallery (March 22); and catch Matt Andersen, a powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice, live on stage on March 27.
The Ladies Foresome (March 14-23) presented by Prince Edward Theatre Company tells the story of Margot, Tate and Connie who gather for a round of golf in honour of their recently departed fourth. Catch this live show at the Mount Tabor Playhouse in Milford.
Have you visited The Back Room yet? This sweet new bar is tucked behind Yum Club in the Bristol Building on main street Picton. Those looking to dance party after dinner should hit up CARBONIGHT (March 6) which promises House, Deep House, and Tech House to get your body moving. Steady like the sun, catch local faves, Norris & Jones Residency Jam (March 19) at Karlo Estates Winery on the third Thursday of each month, all winter long, for live tunes, wine by the glass and vegan eats. Also at Karlo Estates, ring in the (almost) Spring with the Whose Wine is it Anyway – Lions & Lambs edition (March 12).
If the dregs of winter are leaving you feeling uninspired, check out Winter Tonic (on til March 29) at Oeno Gallery for some colour and dynamic form. The Spring Thaw by Arts on Main Gallery (March 11 – May 11) features the work of 25 local artists. Neutral Fury (March 26 – April 5) features breathtaking landscapes of Prince Edward County by local photographer, Jason Pettit.
Be sure to extend your weekend to include the new Sunday Super Series at Flame+Smith, each week in March they’ll be hosting regionally themed, family style suppers featuring: British, Southern, Korean, Italian and French inspired dishes.
Coming with the kids? Daily rates are available for March Break Madness at The County Museums – Picton location (March 16-20), and The Baxter Centre is hosting a March Break Camp (March 16-20), led by local artists, Chrissy Poitras and Genna Kusch who will take kids on a magical journey to invent their own fantasy creature! Or, if you’re kids are more into the Superhero vibe check out March Break Camp (March 17-22) at the Picton Library – plus there are drop-in activities available at all 6 local library branches. There are two ‘March Break Escapes‘ to choose from at Escape Camp Picton: A Spy’s Workshop and The Secret Guild – try your luck at escaping with the whole family (groups of 2-10). Kids can meet the growers at Campbell’s Orchards on the Thursday and Friday of March Break to learn about the orchard during a guided nature walk – hot lunch (mac+cheese!) available after. Check out the full list of March Break shenanigans in The County on our blog here.
And if you just can’t wait any longer for Spring, local gardening guru, Carson Arthur, is hosting a series of Spring gardening classes – Master Class (Feb 27 – May 14); Vegetable Garden Planning (Feb 29 – March 1); Rebuilding from the Ground Up (March 21 – 22); and March Break Activites for kids (March 16-20) where kids will build their very own garden.