Local Talent to feature at Qunite’s Isle 11th annual Bluegrass Celebration

Local gospel trio daughters of the king will preform at the 11th annual Quinte's Isle Bluegrass Festival (Submitted Photo)




The 11th annual Quinte’s Isle Bluegrass Celebration is set to take place next weekend at the local campground at Salmon Point.

Among the acts scheduled to preform in front of crowds expected to top 400 people are local gospel trio Daughters of the King. The event is being held May 24-26, with early arrival May 23.

The show will feature a variety of local and regional Canadian bands bringing some of the finest bluegrass music to the County.

Other bands include: Wildwood, Sweetgrass, The Schotts, Back Country, Granite Hill,, Marc & Phaedra Roy, Smokey Folk, BenTTree Bluegrass Band, The Layrite Boys and Concession 23.

Weekend passes including rough camping are $75 at the gate, (seniors with card) $65, juniors/teens aged 13-17 are $50 and children 12 and under are free.

All juniors and children must be accompanied by and adult.

Day passes not including any camping are: Fri. – $10, Sat. After 7 P.M. – $15, Sun. – $15.

Early camping is available Thurs. night for an additional $10 per person. If you plan on coming earlier, full camp park rates apply.

Don’t forget your fishing rods and fold-out chairs as the weekend will be filled with fiddles, food, fun and friendship.

For more information please visit www.quintebluegrass.com/

For directions please go to www.quintebluegrass.com/directions.html

Any questions please contact Melissa Sherman at melissa@hardryde.ca or call 613-392-2412.

Come out and enjoy the scents and sights of spring Prince Edward County as the Rotary Club is hosting its 6th annual Lilac Ride May 26.

Starting at Rotary Hall (375 Main Street, Picton) there are three marked courses to choose from.

The courses includes 25km, 50km and 100km routes.

All courses take cyclists through routes including Big Island, Northport and Green Point.

‘Early bird’ registration before May 19 is $40 (save 20 per cent) and after May 19 is $50.

Youth 17 and under are $15.

Event day registration/check-in is at the Community Centre starting at 7:30 a.m.

The event is raising funds for ‘Reaching for Rainbows,’ which supports and empowers vulnerable children in the community to discover a different perspective of the world and themselves.

For online registration and event information please visit www.pictonrotary.ca