Join us in Pain Court, Chatham-Kent, Ontario for the

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The International Plowing Match for 2018 is happening now.
We have assembled what we think is a stellar lineup of
entertainment 
and informative displays for you to attend.
Check back daily to see some highlights of each day!

 

 Plowing Schedule
 Junior Plowing - 8:30am


 

BMO Kids Day

kids1Join us for BMO® Kids’ Day at the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo!
FREE admission for children under 16 from 8:30am to 10:30am*
FREE Pancake breakfast from 8:30am to 10:30am**
FREE shows at the BMO tent
FREE BMO Kids’ Day activities

*Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

**Free breakfast for kids and one adult per kid. While supplies last.


BMO Ontario Farm Families Awards

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BMO Bank of Montreal and the Ontario Plowmen's Association will honour 11 farm families at the annual BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards. 
The BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards recognize the outstanding contributions made by farmers across the province by bringing the community together to celebrate both these exceptional families and the vital urban-rural relationship.


Hydro One Education Centre

hydroOneLogoStop in and speak to producers and interact with animals as you learn about all things ag.
Daniel Steep’s Agri-Magic Show - 11am & 1:15pm
Interactive Robotics Activity
Livestock, Crop and Food displays
Demonstration Crops - Examples of 70 crops grown in Chatham-Kent (planted nearby, outside the centre)
Reading Program - Offered by CK Children and Family Services

 


IPM Record Attempt

World Records Tent at 1:30pm

Join in as we establish an IPM record for Most People Eating Corn On The Cob at One Time.


Princess Contest

Ontario Mutuals Stage at 10am

The purpose of the Princess of the Furrow Competition is to encourage girls, 12-17 years old, to take an interest in agriculture & Plowing Matches and perhaps eventually participate in the Queen of the Furrow competition.  The contestants will give a 1-2 minute speech on any topic related to agriculture, as well as experience an interview with a panel of three judges. Many competitors find the process helpful as it provides confidence needed for job interviews in the future. The contestants do not have to plow and only the top 5 give an impromptu speech.


Fire Truck Parade

Be sure to catch the fire truck parade, courtesy of Chatham-Kent FireFest organizers. It’s expected to arrive at the IPM at about 11 am and vehicles will be on display until 3 pm.


Brooklyn Roebuck

BrooklynRoebuckPride Seeds Main Stage at 3pm

Come and see Association of Ontario Rising Star Nominee Brooklyn Roebuck!
She popped onto the music scene at the age of 14 as the winner of Season 5 YTV’s hit series “The Next Star”.
Listen for Brooklyn’s current single, Bad Seed, out now on Country Radio.

 

 


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Ram Rodeo Tour Ring at 12pm & 2:30pm

The very popular RAM Rodeo Tour is back at the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo!
At the Rodeo you will see events including Bareback, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping,
Bull Riding and Team Roping; come and join the excitement!!


Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill Team

Ram Rodeo Ring at 10:30am and 1:30pmcc1

The Canadian Cowgirls are an elite rodeo-style precision drill team that hails from Chatham-Kent!
They consists of 28 spectacular women and brilliant horses who are all tied together by a common bond - Pride in being Canadian.
The Canadian Cowgirls will be preforming with a variety of different horse breeds including the Quarter Horse,
Appaloosa, Arabian, Paint, and the dependable grade horse.


Future of Farming Tent Tailgate Talkstailgate

Future of Farming Tent at 11am 

Farmers are always learning from not only themselves but from family and neighbours: from one another.
The popular daily Tailgate Talks are back.
Saturday's talk is Ag and Social Media.


IPM 2018 Souvenirs

Take a look at the many IPM 2018 souvenirs...do you have yours yet? We are selling everything from t-shirts, golf shirts and hoodies to jackets and vests...caps and touques to water bottles and pocket knives...and also four sizes of cutting boards, the "Taste of Chatham-Kent" cookbook., the 2018 IPM Souvenir Truck and more!

Leading up to the IPM, souvenirs are being sold at IPM 2018 Headquarters and many special events. From September 18 - 22, visit us the Souvenir Tent at IPM 2018.

IPM 2018 souvenir truck  IPM 2018 golf shirts  IPM 2018 t-shirt  

IPM 2018 cutting board     IPm 2018 cookbook     IPM 2018 hoodie     IPM 2018 Water Bottle     IPM 2018 jacket


Join us in Pain Court, Chatham-Kent, Ontario for the

IPM 2018 Banner Ad (FEO)

 


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 plow

The International Plowing Match for 2018 is happening now.
We have assembled what we think is a stellar lineup of
entertainment 
and informative displays for you to attend.
Check back daily to see some highlights of each day!

 

 Plowing Schedule
 Morning - 9am
Horse Plowing - 9am

 

Queen of the Furrow Speeches

Pride Seeds Main Stage at 9:30am

Competitors from across Ontario will show off their agricultural knowledge and abilities as they vie for the honour of becoming the 2018-2019 Ontario Queen of the Furrow.


Hydro One Education Centre

hydroOneLogoStop in and speak to producers and interact with animals as you learn about all things ag.
Daniel Steep’s Agri-Magic Show - 11am & 1:15pm
Interactive Robotics Activity
Livestock, Crop and Food displays
Demonstration Crops - Examples of 70 crops grown in Chatham-Kent (planted nearby, outside the centre)
Reading Program - Offered by CK Children and Family Services

 


 Guinness World Record Attempt

World Records Tent

We attempt at setting a  Guinness World Record for Largest Sugar Cube Structure.  During the first three days of the IPM, visitors will be able to watch as local artists work to break the record.  As of now, that record belongs to a seven-foot tall structure created with 26,069 sugar cubes.

We're also looking to establish the IPM record for Longest Quilt Binding


Auctioneers Challenge

Guinness World Records Tent from 2- 4pmauctioneer

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! 
Contestants are judged on auctioning 3 items, and 5 finalists will proceed to auction 3 items each.


MUDMEN

MudmenPride Seeds Main Stage at 1pm & Final Furrow Lounge at 3:30pm

Always entertaining and definitely unique! 
MUDMEN are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage. 
Their music has been featured on Xbox and Playstation games, NBC, CBC, and HBO tv shows, HNIC Coach's Corner, six music videos on MTV, and they've reached the top 20 on The Edge radio.
MUDMEN have appeared twice on Parliament Hill for Canada Day,
they have performed at the Edmonton Oilers home opening ceremonies on CBC and the 84th Stanley Cup reunion.


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Ram Rodeo Tour Ring at 12pm & 2:30pm

The very popular RAM Rodeo Tour is back at the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo!
At the Rodeo you will see events including Bareback, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping,
Bull Riding and Team Roping; come and join the excitement!!


Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill Team

Ram Rodeo Ring at 10:30am and 1:30pmcc1

The Canadian Cowgirls are an elite rodeo-style precision drill team that hails from Chatham-Kent!
They consists of 28 spectacular women and brilliant horses who are all tied together by a common bond - Pride in being Canadian.
The Canadian Cowgirls will be preforming with a variety of different horse breeds including the Quarter Horse,
Appaloosa, Arabian, Paint, and the dependable grade horse.


Team Farmall Dancing Tractors

dt1Dancing Tractors Square at 11am & 1pm

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!

 


Future of Farming Tent Tailgate Talkstailgate

Future of Farming Tent at 11am 

Farmers are always learning from not only themselves but from family and neighbours: from one another.
The popular daily Tailgate Talks are back.
Friday's talk is Ag Careers.


IPM 2018 Souvenirs

Take a look at the many IPM 2018 souvenirs...do you have yours yet? We are selling everything from t-shirts, golf shirts and hoodies to jackets and vests...caps and touques to water bottles and pocket knives...and also four sizes of cutting boards, the "Taste of Chatham-Kent" cookbook., the 2018 IPM Souvenir Truck and more!

Leading up to the IPM, souvenirs are being sold at IPM 2018 Headquarters and many special events. From September 18 - 22, visit us the Souvenir Tent at IPM 2018.

IPM 2018 souvenir truck  IPM 2018 golf shirts  IPM 2018 t-shirt  

IPM 2018 cutting board     IPm 2018 cookbook     IPM 2018 hoodie     IPM 2018 Water Bottle     IPM 2018 jacket


Join us in Pain Court, Chatham-Kent, Ontario for the

IPM 2018 Banner Ad (FEO)


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 plow

The International Plowing Match for 2018 is happening now.
We have assembled what we think is a stellar lineup of
entertainment 
and informative displays for you to attend.
Check back daily to see some highlights of each day!

 

 Plowing Schedule
 Morning - 9:30am
Horse Plowing - 10am
Queen of the Furrow Plowing - 2:30pm

 

Hydro One Education Centre

hydroOneLogoStop in and speak to producers and interact with animals as you learn about all things ag.
Daniel Steep’s Agri-Magic Show - 11am & 1:15pm
Interactive Robotics Activity
Livestock, Crop and Food displays
Demonstration Crops - Examples of 70 crops grown in Chatham-Kent (planted nearby, outside the centre)
Reading Program - Offered by CK Children and Family Services

 


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Watch as Chef Bob Bulmer and team prepare the ingredients
to establish the Guinness World Record for Largest Caesar,
it needs to be at least 500 litres.
Ingredient preparation runs throughout the day at the World Records Tent.
Final mixing follows a parade to the Lounge at about 2:30pm.


Queen Plowing Competition

Plowing starts at 2:30pm

Come watch the Queen of the Furrow Contestants show the other competitors how plowing is done.  


Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill Team

Ram Rodeo Ring at 10:30am and 2:30pmcc1

The Canadian Cowgirls are an elite rodeo-style precision drill team that hails from Chatham-Kent!
They consists of 28 spectacular women and brilliant horses who are all tied together by a common bond - Pride in being Canadian.
The Canadian Cowgirls will be preforming with a variety of different horse breeds including the Quarter Horse,
Appaloosa, Arabian, Paint, and the dependable grade horse.


Team Farmall Dancing Tractors

dt1Dancing Tractors Square at 11am & 1pm

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!

 


Future of Farming Tent Tailgate Talkstailgate

Future of Farming Tent at 12pm

Farmers are always learning from not only themselves but from family and neighbours: from one another.
The popular daily Tailgate Talks are back.
Wednesday's talk is Equine Farming with Canadian Cowgirls


IPM 2018 Souvenirs

Take a look at the many IPM 2018 souvenirs...do you have yours yet? We are selling everything from t-shirts, golf shirts and hoodies to jackets and vests...caps and touques to water bottles and pocket knives...and also four sizes of cutting boards, the "Taste of Chatham-Kent" cookbook., the 2018 IPM Souvenir Truck and more!

Leading up to the IPM, souvenirs are being sold at IPM 2018 Headquarters and many special events. From September 18 - 22, visit us the Souvenir Tent at IPM 2018.

IPM 2018 souvenir truck  IPM 2018 golf shirts  IPM 2018 t-shirt  

IPM 2018 cutting board     IPm 2018 cookbook     IPM 2018 hoodie     IPM 2018 Water Bottle     IPM 2018 jacket


Join us in Pain Court, Chatham-Kent, Ontario for the

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RAIN CLOSES IPM 2018 Tented City for the Remainder of Thursday September 20

Due to persistent rainfall, organizers of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo have closed Tented City for the remainder of Thursday, September 20th.

“We are closing Tented City because of our concern for the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and exhibitors − and because we need to maintain the integrity of the land,” said Cathy Lasby, Executive Director of the Ontario Plowmen’s Association.”

 plow

The International Plowing Match for 2018 is happening now.
We have assembled what we think is a stellar lineup of
entertainment 
and informative displays for you to attend.
Check back daily to see some highlights of each day!

 

 Plowing Schedule
 Morning - 9:30am
Horse Plowing - 10am
Afternoon Plowing - 11am

 

Francophone Day - Championnat international des labours et exposition rurale 2018

French-speaking volunteers will showcase the displays and activites.

Venez vivre l'expérience du Concours international de labour et expo rurale (CIL) en français! Le 20 septembre, les kiosques dans les tentes éducationnelles [éducatives] auront des francophones sur place pour vous accueillir. Si disponible, l'information dans les kiosques sera bilingue. Une expérience unique pour nos francophones et francophiles, petits et grands!

Come experience the International Plowing Match & Rural Expo (IPM) in French! On September 20th, the kiosks in the educational tents will have francophones on site to welcome you. If available, the information in the kiosks will be bilingual. A unique experience for our Francophones and Francophiles, young and old!

 


Hydro One Education Centre

hydroOneLogoStop in and speak to producers and interact with animals as you learn about all things ag.
Daniel Steep’s Agri-Magic Show - 11am & 1:15pm
Interactive Robotics Activity
Livestock, Crop and Food displays
Demonstration Crops - Examples of 70 crops grown in Chatham-Kent (planted nearby, outside the centre)
Reading Program - Offered by CK Children and Family Services

 


 World Record Attempt

World Records Tent at 10:30am

Join in as we attempt to break the record for Most People Bobbing for Apples at One Time.  The current record is 597.


Rodeoram3

Ram Rodeo Tour Ring at 12pm & 2:30pm

The very popular RAM Rodeo Tour is back at the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo!
At the Rodeo you will see events including Bareback, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping,
Bull Riding and Team Roping; come and join the excitement!!


Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill Team

Ram Rodeo Ring at 11am and 1:30pmcc1

The Canadian Cowgirls are an elite rodeo-style precision drill team that hails from Chatham-Kent!
They consists of 28 spectacular women and brilliant horses who are all tied together by a common bond - Pride in being Canadian.
The Canadian Cowgirls will be preforming with a variety of different horse breeds including the Quarter Horse,
Appaloosa, Arabian, Paint, and the dependable grade horse.


Team Farmall Dancing Tractors

dt1Dancing Tractors Square at 11am & 1pm

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!

 


Future of Farming Tent Tailgate Talkstailgate

Future of Farming Tent at 11am and 2pm

Farmers are always learning from not only themselves but from family and neighbours: from one another.
The popular daily Tailgate Talks are back.
Thursday's talk is Succession and Tax Planning for the Farm Family.


IPM 2018 Souvenirs

Take a look at the many IPM 2018 souvenirs...do you have yours yet? We are selling everything from t-shirts, golf shirts and hoodies to jackets and vests...caps and touques to water bottles and pocket knives...and also four sizes of cutting boards, the "Taste of Chatham-Kent" cookbook., the 2018 IPM Souvenir Truck and more!

Leading up to the IPM, souvenirs are being sold at IPM 2018 Headquarters and many special events. From September 18 - 22, visit us the Souvenir Tent at IPM 2018.

IPM 2018 souvenir truck  IPM 2018 golf shirts  IPM 2018 t-shirt  

IPM 2018 cutting board     IPm 2018 cookbook     IPM 2018 hoodie     IPM 2018 Water Bottle     IPM 2018 jacket


Join us in Pain Court, Chatham-Kent, Ontario for the

IPM 2018 Banner Ad (FEO)


 

 

 plow

The International Plowing Match for 2018 is happening now.
We have assembled what we think is a stellar lineup of
entertainment 
and informative displays for you to attend.
Check back daily to see some highlights of each day!

 

 Plowing Schedule
 Morning - 9:30am
Horse Plowing - 10am
Afternoon - 11am
VIP Plowing - 2:30pm

 

Hydro One Education Centre

hydroOneLogoStop in and speak to producers and interact with animals as you learn about all things ag.
Daniel Steep’s Agri-Magic Show - 11am & 1:15pm
Interactive Robotics Activity
Livestock, Crop and Food displays
Demonstration Crops - Examples of 70 crops grown in Chatham-Kent (planted nearby, outside the centre)
Reading Program - Offered by CK Children and Family Services

 


Guinness World Record Attempt

World Records Tent at 2pmgWrLogo

Have you ever wanted to be part of a Guinness World Record?
Now’s your chance.
Join in as we attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Largest Egg and Spoon Race,
done in partnership with the Egg Farmers of Ontario.  The current record is 1,445 participants.

 


Opening Parade and Opening Ceremony

yeahJoin us and help kick off the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo! 
Parade begins at 10:30am, Opening Ceremonies will take place on the Pride Seeds Main Stage at 12:00pm

 


Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill Team

Ram Rodeo Ring at 2:30pmcc1

The Canadian Cowgirls are an elite rodeo-style precision drill team that hails from Chatham-Kent!
They consists of 28 spectacular women and brilliant horses who are all tied together by a common bond - Pride in being Canadian.
The Canadian Cowgirls will be preforming with a variety of different horse breeds including the Quarter Horse,
Appaloosa, Arabian, Paint, and the dependable grade horse.


Team Farmall Dancing Tractors

dt1Dancing Tractors Square at 11am & 1pm

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!

 


IPM 2018 Souvenirs

Take a look at the many IPM 2018 souvenirs...do you have yours yet? We are selling everything from t-shirts, golf shirts and hoodies to jackets and vests...caps and touques to water bottles and pocket knives...and also four sizes of cutting boards, the "Taste of Chatham-Kent" cookbook., the 2018 IPM Souvenir Truck and more!

Leading up to the IPM, souvenirs are being sold at IPM 2018 Headquarters and many special events. From September 18 - 22, visit us the Souvenir Tent at IPM 2018.

IPM 2018 souvenir truck  IPM 2018 golf shirts  IPM 2018 t-shirt  

IPM 2018 cutting board     IPm 2018 cookbook     IPM 2018 hoodie     IPM 2018 Water Bottle     IPM 2018 jacket


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