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We have assembled what we think is a stellar line up of entertainment
 
and informative displays for you to attend.

The Ontario Plowmen’s Association (OPA) and the Huron County Local
Organizing committee of the 2017 International Plowing Match and
Rural Expo (IPM) are thrilled to announce that all events and Tented City will be open tomorrow (Thursday).
Gates open at 8:30 am.

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Starting at 10 am, view all of the items and register for your bidding card at the CKNX Event Centre. 
View examples of awesome items for sale at the Auctioneers’ Challenge here.
CKNX Event Centre at 2:00 pm
One! … Five! … Sold! Catch all that? A battle of the word: combining speed, precision and concentration. Auctioneering is more than just a vocation, auctioneering is an art form. The IPM will be hosting some great auctioneers who will battle for supremacy in the Auctioneers Challenge. We will see – hear? – auctioneers auctioning off a variety of items during the challenge. This will give viewers the opportunity to see just how difficult the world of auctioneering is as well as the vocal precision required to be a successful auctioneer. Come on out and cheer on your favourite auctioneer as he or she calls their way to supremacy!


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Walton Square at 11:30 am & 2:30 pm
After approximately 3,500 man hours of practice time and drivers' investments in tractors, valued at $7,500 per tractor, Team Farmall is ready to perform. The square dance, comprised of traditional calls that all square dance enthusiasts recognize, is combined with precision driving which makes the performance fun, not only for Team Farmall, but for all who come to watch!

 


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Ram Rodeo Ring at 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm
The 2017 IPM is pleased to be hosting the perennial favourite 2017 RAM Rodeo Tour. At the Rodeo you will see events including Bareback, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, Bull Riding and Team Roping; come and join the excitement!

 

 

 


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Lounge at 4:00 pm
Always entertaining and definitely unique, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage.

 

 

 

  


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Huron Mutuals Main Stage at 11:00 am & 1:30 pm
Building on over three generations of Leahy musicianship, Doug Leahy, together with his wife Jennifer and their children, are keeping those traditions alive through music, song, and dance.

 


 


Tailgate Talkstailgate
Located in the Farming for the Future Tent
Farmers are always learning from not only themselves but from family and neighbours: from one another. The popular daily Tailgate Talks are back.
Succession Planning - 12:00 pm

 

 

 


Knights of Valour Joustingkights2
CKNX Event Centre at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm
Passion, blood, sweat, tears! The exhilaration of sport is something we can all relate to in our modern days. So what if we take all that and take a blast to the past? That’s right, we will be going back to a time of steel, horses and honour when the Knights of Valour take centre stage in the CKNX Event Centre. Fitting the IPM’s flavour of future meeting past, visitors will be able to view jousting at the finest level. These men are not just showmen and the jousting is 100% real. So expect some heavy lashes and get ready to cheer on your knight in shining armour.


Hillbilly Horse Races
CKNX Event Centre at 4:00 pm


Szoke Extreme Motorcycle Demoszoke2
Walton Square at 9:30 am, 1:00 pm & 3:30 pm
Szoke Extreme Motorcycle Demo is an experience like no other. High flying Freestyle Motorcross combined with the precision of Observed Trials that partner with the eccentric Professional Street Freestyle. Our highly skilled daredevil riders will be sure to impress. Jordan Szoke is a five-time National Sportbike Champion, 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy Champion, and inductee to the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame for a freestyle motocross trial demonstration.

 


Sheep Dog Demo
CKNX Event Centre at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm


Frank Ferragine (Frankie Flowers)FrankFerragine
Lifestyles Tent at 1:00 pm
Frank Ferragine AKA “Frankie Flowers” is arguably Canada’s most popular and trusted gardening expert and is a regular guest on City TV'S Breakfast Television. He is known for his ability to combine practical gardening advice with humour, and loves to share his passion for everything outdoors with the world.

 

 

 

 

Thursday at a Glance
Plowing Daily Hydro One Education Centres
Morning - 9:30 am O'Canada - 10:00 am Daniel Hughes - Climbing Mt.Everest - 10:00 am
Afternoon - 11:00am Steam Engine Plowing Demo - 1:00 pm, Antiques Area Daniel Steep’s Agri Magic Show - 11:00 am & 1:15 pm
Horse Plowing - 10:00 am Brussels Fair Kids Tractor Pull - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm The Ag-Mazing Food Farm: livestock, crops and food. See the whole story.

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HOURS OF OPERATION:
Tuesday, September 19 - Saturday, September 23
Daily Event Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Admission Cost:
(including 13% HST)
Adult (Age 16+) - $18.00
Two(2) Adults (Age 16+) - $35.00
Youth (Age 6-15) - $5.00
Children (Under 6) - FREE
ALL ticket prices include HST (HST # 830515599RT0001).
We accept Cash, Debit, Visa and Mastercard at the Gates.



Location
82823 North Line (County Rd 12)
Walton, ON N0K 1Z0
Centre of Tented City:
Longitude: -81.308817 Latitude: 43.665723
Follow signs to parking when close.



NO PETS ALLOWED ON SITE

NO SMOKING PERMITTED IN TENTED CITY

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Accommodations - Book now for best choice.
RV Park- Rooms

 contact


General: 519-606-2017
OPA (Exhibitors): 519-767-2928
RV Park: 519-600-2017 


IPM 2017 Mailing Address
IPM 2017
71369 Hern Line, RR 1
Kirkton, ON N0K 1K0
Phone - 519-606-2017


OPA Mailing Address
Ontario Plowmen's Association
188 Nicklin Rd

Guelph, ON N1H 7L5

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