International Plowing Match & Rural Expo 2018
Tuesday, September 18 - Saturday, September 22   

Daily Event Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

7579 Pain Court Line, Pain Court, Ontario, N0P 1Z0


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Accept cash, debit, Visa and Mastercard.

934 Richmond St, Chatham
Wednesday: 3 pm – 7 pm
Friday: 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Counter sales only. Accept cash, debit and Visa.
Blenheim Municipal Office - 35 Talbot St W 
Bothwell Library - 320 Main St
Civic Centre - Chatham Municipal Office - 315 King St W
Dresden Municipal Office - 485 St. George St
Ridgetown - 45 Main St E
Thamesville Library - 3 London Rd
Tilbury Municipal Office - 17 Superior St
Wallaceburg - 786 Dufferin Ave
Wheatley Library - 35 Talbot Rd W


Accept cash, debit, Visa and Mastercard.
188 Nicklin Rd, Guelph
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Order tickets from the Ontario Plowmen's Association (please complete form). 
We will mail within Canada at no additional cost. 

Last Day to Purchase Advance Tickets:
Tuesday, September 4.

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IPM 2018 RV Park (Located beside Tented City. Admission passes are included with each RV Park site)
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7579 Pain Court Line
Pain Court, Ontario, N0P 1Z0

Centre of Tented City:
Latitude 42.410285,
Longitude -82.280135 

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IPM 2018 Chatham-Kent Beautification ContestMarigolds picture - IPM 2018 Beautification Initiative


The IPM 2018 Beautification Committee is preparing to welcome tens of thousands of visitors to Chatham-Kent. 

Theme: Machines and Marigolds

The move is to decorate our entire community with Yellow Marigolds and Blue and Green Bows EVERYWHERE...throughout Chatham-Kent!

How can residents and businesses participate? 

  • Create your display.
  • Enter your display into IPM 2018 CHATHAM-KENT Beautification Contest (see attached entry form) by sending in your entry form and photo by August 15.
  • Tell your family and friends and get them involved.

Categories 1- 4 will be awarded early September.
People’s Choice Award will be given after the IPM.

IPM 2018 Beautification Bows - $10 (including HST)

IPM 2018 Beautification Bows

The Beautification Committee is selling colourful Chatham-Kent themed bows for you to display at the end of your driveway, on posts or anywhere to help beautify our community for the visitors arriving in September for IPM 2018 .

Bows are $10 each (HST included) and are available through:

  • IPM Headquarters - 934 Richmond Street, Chatham - 519-350-1686
  • Historic Downtown Chatham BIA Office - 237 King St. W. Chatham -

IPM 2018 Beautification Bows and Scarecrow

"Our vision is to showcase Chatham-Kent, attract visitors and have them want to return," says Beautification Committee chair Linda Henderson. She says the theme is Machines and Marigolds, and encourages residents and businesses to use the lime-green and blue Chatham-Kent colours. These are also the colours of the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo 2018 that will be held in Pain Court September 18 – 22.

"The official flower is the Bonanza Yellow French Marigold, which can be planted in early June and still be vibrant in September," says Henderson. “There can be central displays in each of the communities of Chatham-Kent, and individual property owners can showcase their own imaginations.”

Henderson points out that Chatham-Kent citizens have a long award-winning tradition of beautifying their homes, businesses, schools and community buildings with the goal of attracting visitors to our communities. "The displays throughout each community do not have to be identical,” she says, “and creativity is certainly encouraged. In the past, displays have often incorporated disused and antique farm equipment, and so we have included the idea in our theme
for the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo 2018.”

As many citizens have taken part in Chatham-Kent beautification campaigns in past years. Linda Henderson says she is optimistic that the information meetings will be well attended. She says she would be happy to speak to community groups about how they can become involved.

For more information, Linda Henderson can be reached through the IPM 2018 Facebook page or by email at

Examples of Beautification from IPM 2017

IPM 2017 Beautification Picture   IPM 2017 Beautification Picture

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Antique and Historical Displays

Do you have antique tractors and equipment to display at IPM 2018 (September 18 - 22)?
To register, simply fill out the online registration form below. (Paper registration forms will soon be available at many farm equipment dealerships in Chatham-Kent.)

If you have questions, please contact:

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Please note: The deadline for registering is September 1, 2018.

Please review IPM 2018 Antique & Historical Exhibitor's Safety Rules, Regulations and Information before registering.

Register by completing the Online Registration Form for Antique and Historical Exhibitors.

Preference will be given to unique antiques from Chatham-Kent and antiques with a strong connection to the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

All applications are subject to a selection routine. Approval notice will be issued by the Ontario Plowmen’s Association and 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo.


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IPM 2018 Souvenirs

IPM 2018 Souvenirs are available at: 

IPM 2018 Headquarters - 934 Richmond St, Chatham
Wednesday: 3 pm – 7 pm
Friday: 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

The Souvenirs  Commitee will also be selling souvenirs at
the following special events.

  • Friday, June 22 (4 pm – 9 pm): Zonta’s Garden & Pond Tour (34 McGeorge Ave, Chatham)
  • Saturday, June 23 (10 am – 4 pm): Zonta’s Garden & Pond Tour (34 McGeorge Ave, Chatham)
  • Saturday June 23 (9 am – 3 pm ): Blenheim Classic Auto Show (Downtown Blenheim) 

Souvenirs Co-Chairs:

2018 IPM Souvenir Truck - International Lone Star Cab Truck - $150

 IPM 2018 Souvenir Truck - $150


Golf Shirt (Ladies & Mens) - $40                                                                            Camo Long Sleeved Baseball Shirt - $30    

Ladies Golf Shirt - $40    Men's Golf Shirt - $40                   Camo Long Sleeved Baseball Shirt - $30


T-shirt (Ladies & Mens) - $25

Ladies Blue T-shirt - $25 Ladies Green T-shirt - $25      Men's Blue T-shirt - $25 Men's Green T-shirt - $25         


Youth Tobe Cobe T-shirt - $20               T-shirt (Unisex) - $20                     Vest with Green Zipper (Unisex) - $70 
(also in blue)

 Youth Tobe Cobe T-shirt - $20                       Black Unisex T-shirt - $20                       Black Vest with Green Zipper - Unisex - $70  



Hoodie (Unisex) - $60                                              Lace-up Hoodie (Unisex) - $50

Hoodie  - Unisex - front  view - $60   Hoodie - Unisex - Back view - $60                Black Lace-up Hoodie - Unisex - $50     Grey Lace-up Hoodie - Unisex - $50   


 Black Jacket with Blue Zipper            Black Jacket with Green Zipper and Thumb Holes               Grey Jacket with Blue Zipper 
(Unisex) - $85                                      (Unisex)  - $85                                                                        (Mens) - $85
Black Jacket with Blue Zipper - Unisex - $85                                       Black Jacket with Green Zipper and Thumb Holes - Unisex - $85                                                    Grey Jacket with Blue Zipper - Mens - $85


 Camo Ball Cap - $20                 Grey Ball Cap - $25                                 Trucker Cap - $15

Camo Ball Cap - $20              Grey Ball Cap - $25              Trucker Cap - $15


 Black and Grey Touques - $15                                                IPM 2018 Cookbook - $15                 Stainless Steel Water Bottle - $15     

Black Touque - $15     Grey Touque - $15                    IPM 2018 Cookbook - $15                    Stainless Steel Water Bottle - $15


Cutting Boards
Block - $65                              Large Rectangle - $40             Round - $35                             Small with Handle - $20

Block Cutting Board - $65     Large Rectangle Cutting Board - $40     Round Cutting Board - $35     Small Cutting Board with Handle - $20


Pocket Knife with Light - $15                                          Lapel Pin - $8 

Pocket Knife with Light - $15      Lapel Pin - $8



All prices include HST


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