Are you interested in becoming involved in planning IPM 2018…or just looking to help out the month before or during IPM 2018 (September 18 – 22)?

Let us know what interests you! Fill out our online volunteer application or download the pdf application. There are positions available in many areas, including: lifestyles, education, entertainment, landscaping, horse plowing and tractor park, marketing, beautification contest, parking and traffic, corporate partners, sanitation, Queen of the Furrow, banquet, antiques…and so much more!

PDF Volunteer Application

ONLINE Volunteer Application

Please contact us at ipm2018volunteers@gmail.com or 519-350-1686 with any questions.

IPM 2018 Volunteers Needed image

Accommodations in the Chatham-Kent Area

Chatham-Kent’s eclectic collection of attractions draws a diverse population of travelers with varying styles and budgets. Accommodations here meet every taste.

Hotels & Motels

Guests may choose to spend the night in one of Ontario’s most uniquely themed boutique hotels located in the heart of Chatham-Kent’s largest urban centre. Or they may enjoy the comfort of newly renovated guest rooms at of one of many national hotel chains found in several Chatham-Kent communities.

Please click here for a listing of hotels and motels.

Campgrounds & Cabins

In early Fall 2017, we will be posting information about booking a space at the IPM 2018 RV Park. Please check back!

In the thick of Carolinian forest or along scenic Great Lakes shoreline, camping in Chatham-Kent is exceptional. Campers can choose the natural settings of two provincial parks or one of many recreation-packed family resorts for their summer camping experience.

Please click here for a listing of campgrounds and cabins.

Bed & Breakfasts

Guests are welcomed into the homes of B & B proprietors across Chatham-Kent and treated to personalized service with a ‘home-away-from home’ feel. Many bed and breakfast hosts welcome their guests with tea or coffee and homemade cookies, a tour of their accommodation, and answer any questions they may have. Often the visitors’ first connection to the area, hosts can enhance their experience with tips on where to eat, what to do, and sites to visit while in town. Amenities often include televisions in guest rooms, private bath, and wireless Internet service. Gourmet breakfast is served in the morning and traditionally features fresh fruit, homemade breads and pastries, waffles or pancakes.

Please click here for a listing of bed & breakfasts.


picture of a hotel

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

2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo
September 18 - 22, 2018



IPM 2018 on a Roll!

Unveiling of IPM 2018 Truck & Trailer and wrapped bus

The IPM 2018 truck & trailer and bus will be travelling throughout Chatham-Kent and Ontario over the next two years. Watch for these great looking vehicles in your area, at big events and local parades. Read about the April 19, 2017 unveiling here.

IPM 2018 Truck and Trailer  IPM 2018 Bus Promo

IPM 2018 Cookbook CoverIPM 2018 Cookbook

The IPM 2018 "A Taste of Chatham-Kent Cookbook" includes close to 1000 recipes. The cookbook is now on sale at locations throughout Chatham-Kent for $15.




Volunteer! with IPM 2018

IPM 2018 Volunteers at All Chairs Meeting

Record attendance at All Chairs Meeting - Enthusiastic volunteers sharing exciting plans for IPM 2018!

 If you are interested in volunteering with IPM 2018, please fill out the volunteer form


For general inquiries, please email infoipm2018@gmail.com or call 519-350-1686.

Contact information for the IPM 2018 Committee Coordinators & Chairs
is posted here.

IPM 2018 Cookbook

IPM 2018 Cookbook web page banner

The Board of Directors of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM 2018) are happy to report strong initial sales of the souvenir cookbook. Many residents of Chatham-Kent took the opportunity to give it as Christmas presents.

The next phases of preparing for the Match are well underway. There will soon be a complete assortment of souvenirs available through-out Chatham-Kent.

The IPM 2018 Board would like to thank the cookbook sponsor, North Kent Mutual Insurance Company. 

For any inquiries about the IPM 2018 Cookbook, please email ipmcookbook2018@gmail.com.

IPM 2018 Cookbook Cover

Image of a farm family


The IPM 2018 cookbooks are on sale for $15 (includes HST) at these locations:

Barrypatch Collectibles - 205 King St W
Downtown Deli - 203 King St W
Glasshouse Nursery & Garden Centre - 56 Creek Rd
The Mercantile - 15 Maple Leaf Dr
The Paper Pickle Co. - 44 Fourth St
The Pickle Station - 23955 Prince Albert Rd

North Kent Mutual - 29553 St George St

Kent Bridge
Roesch Meats and More - 10910 Northwood Line

Mitchell’s Bay (Dover Centre)
Mitchell’s Bay Variety - 6 Main St
Parkside Restaurant - 7 Main St

Pain Court
Laprise Farms Office - 7359 Maple Line
Pain Court Market - 24219 Winter Line Rd

Ridgetown Feed and Supply - 33 West St

Bricks and Blooms - 25 Queen St N
Kara's Rose Garden - 50 Queen St N

AGRIS Co-operative - 1 Priscilla St
Thamesville Legion - 32 Victoria St

Westbrook's Flower Shop - 603 James St










 Image credit: Krystle VanRoboys


The week at a Glance 
tues=butthur butfri butsat but





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.

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.



accessible logo  Accessibility Information

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


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

ipm2018 but shortipm2019

World Ploughing Organization

Farm Family Awards

Keep up with all the latest news!

Like us on Facebook!
Follow us on Twitter!