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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.


IPM 2018 Beautification Initiative


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

Planning sessions are already underway. Find out how your family and/or business/organization can help beautify Chatham-Kent for the IPM by taking part in the next information meeting - everyone is welcome!:

Thursday, April 5 at 1 pm
Park Avenue Business Centre in Chatham.

"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

IPM 2017 Beautification Picture   IPM 2017 Beautification Picture

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IPM 2017 Beautification Picture

Welcome to the IPM 2018 RV Park!Front cover of RV Park Brochure

We would like to invite you to stay in the official RV Park of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM 2018).

The RV Park will be located on a 68 acre farm approximately 100 feet from Tented City. The 2018 IPM is located between Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie, a one hour drive from the Detroit/Windsor border and one hour west of London, Ontario.

Local musical artists will be on hand every night for entertainment to the 1000+ dedicated RV Sites. Shuttle services will be provided, to help make your stay an enjoyable one.

Be sure to stay on-site at the RV Park , to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the special events planned for the IPM 2018!

RV Park Brochure and Registration Form

Map of Committed RV Sites (as of February 8)

519-401-5366 |


Campers can check in from 8 am to 7 pm daily.

All campsites include:

  • 2 IPM admission passes for each day of your stay
  • nightly entertainment
  • on-site sanitation station
  • shuttle transpertation

30' x 45' Site (30 Amp Electricity)
Weekly (September 18 to 22) - $500 + HST
Nightly - $140/night + HST
(HST # 788135325)
On the registration form, please indicate if you require an accessible site.

RV Park Site Map
The 2018 IPM RV Site Map (in the RV Park Brochure) is provided for information only; the RV Site Map is subject to change. We cannot guarantee a specific site, as sites will be booked first come, first serve. If you would like to request a specific site area, please add your request under the “comments” section on the registration form and we will do our best to accommodate you.

All advance registration must be submitted with payment in full. Postdated cheques will not be accepted. NSF cheques will be charged an additional $50 fee.

All registration forms must be mailed together in the same envelope and be clearly marked as a group booking request – we will do our best to accommodate.

Refunds will be less a $50 administration fee. Cancellations must be received prior to July 1, 2018. No refunds will be issued after July 1, 2018. Persons leaving the Match early will NOT be reimbursed for the unused portion of their reservation.

In the RV Park, pets must remain on a leash at all times and owners are responsible for pets and must scoop. Pets are not permitted in Tented City at the IPM.

IPM 2018 Kiosk in Mall

IPM 2018 Souvenirs

IPM 2018 Souvenirs are available at:

IPM 2018 Kiosk in the Downtown Chatham Centre (100 King St W)
Tuesday - 12 pm to 3 pm
Wednesday - 12 pm to 6 pm
Thursday - 12 pm to 3 pm
Saturday - 12 pm to 3 pm

COMING SOON...Grand Opening of the IPM 2018 Headquarters (934 Richmond St, Chatham)!

Souvenirs are also sold at special events. A list of dates and locations will be posted soon. 

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

IPM 2018 Quilt CompetitionQuilt at IPM 2017

IPM 2018 Quilt Competition Brochure
IPM 2018 Quilt Competition Entry Form

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IPM 2017 Quilt Tent sign







Quilts on display at IPM 2017








Quilts on Display at IPM 2017 - pic 2










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