Cask & Barrel

Great Canadian Cheese Festival


When: June 3 – 4, 2017
Where: Crystal Palace in Picton

The Great Canadian Cheese Festival is Canada’s biggest cheese show, featuring our country’s best artisan cheesemakers. The two day festival gives visitors the chance to taste the best cheeses and artisan food products, as well as wine, cider, and craft beer.

Visit for more details and to purchase tickets.

Maple in the County


When: March 25 – 26, 2017
Where: Various locations

Maple in the County is the annual celebration of the maple harvest, featuring sugarbush tours, pancake breakfasts, and more at venues all over Prince Edward County. Check out for a detailed list of activities and an interactive map of venues. Highlights include:

maple in the county

  • Nyam Gway at Trail Estate Winery serving Maple Bacon Mac & Cheese, paired with Chardonnay Musqué. Preorder tickets here.
  • Maple smoked salmon crostini served fireside at Norman Hardie Winery with wines by the glass.
  • A maple-themed menu prepared by Chef Neil Dowson at County Road Beer.
  • The Grange winery hosting a 5-course winemakers dinner in their Century Barn. Chef Scott Royce has created a maple-inspired menu that will be thoughtfully paired with estate wines by winemakers Caroline and Maggie Granger. More information available through Seasoned Events.