The Crystal Palace in Picton, Prince Edward County was finished in 1887. It is a scaled down replica of the 19 acre Crystal Palace that was built in London by Joseph Paxton in 1851. For a while it was all the rage to build structures like these in North America for agricultural fairs and similar buildings sprung up all across the continent. The one in Picton is the last remaining one in North America. It's nowhere near as impressive in size or scope as the one in London, but then again, Picton is a town of about 4000 people, so it does the job. The building is still put to good use and hosts many events.
This building is still the main exhibition space for the very popular Prince Edward County agricultural fair, but it is used throughout the year for different events, one of the more notable ones being the Great Canadian Cheese Festival. There's a bar on the premises and the seating capacity for events is 489 people, so it's a very useful structure still. Lots of wedding parties have been hosted here over the years.
The building is located on the Fair Grounds on Main Street, right in Picton. It's adjacent to a track, a skate park, a play area and just a hop, skip and jump away from the local arena.
The Picton Fair is held in September every year, and is one of the mors significant country fairs in the province. Farming is still a very large part of Prince Edward County's economy, perhaps moreso than most places, so there's a huge emphasis on agricultural related activities in this area. This is why the Crystal Palace, while still being a very historically significant building in the area, is still a very useful building and is a part of every day life in Picton.