(and Prince Edward County)
Named After Princess Amelia...
by Festival Nomad, Gary McWilliams
The following is an excerpt from the Prince Edward County/Ameliasburg website - "Our Village was named after Princess Amelia, the 15th child of King George III. This hamlet nestles on Roblin Lake, and was supported by a grist and flour mill, which drew the lake's water to the mill located in what is now the Harry J. Smith Conservation Area."
"The following description of Ameliasburg is base on our many visits to the hamlet and the county."
Ameliasburg is a small hamlet located in Prince Edward County. We discovered Ameliasburg by chance. I was surfing the “Net” looking for an event to visit last May. One of the events that caught my eye was “Welcome Weekend”. I’m not sure why this phrase stood out, but it did. Judi and I decided to investigate and we weren’t disappointed! The “Welcome Weekend” is the season’s first and one of many events held at the Ameliasburg Museum. It is also the first event for Ontario’s re-enactors. To find out more about our visit, you can read my article on the Ontario Festivals Visited website. We had a great time! The other wonderful thing about Ameliasburg is that it is located in Prince Edward County. The county is a most interesting place to visit. From its quaint towns and villages, Picton, Bloomfield and Wellington, to its many wineries, Prince Edward County offers more and more each season. The residents of the County love to throw collective “parties”. “A Taste of the County”, “Maple in the County”, and “Art in the County”, to name a few! There always seems to be something interesting happening! Retired people have discovered this area, as they continue to move to the County. In fact, my brother Chuck and his wife Flo, now live in a retirement community in Wellington. They love it and are active participants in many activities. Here are some other things to do in the County…. Art Studio and Gallery Tour in PEC in September; PEC Jazz Festival, August; The Makers Hand, in Picton in November; Taste of the County in Bloomfield; PEC Music Festival in Picton in September.