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2014 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo

Simcoe County - Ivy, Ontario - September 16th-20th, 2014

               South Simcoe Day

Queen of the Furrow Speeches

9:00 am on the Main Stage

Canadian Cowgirls

10:00 am in the RAM Rodeo Corral
The Canadian Cowgirls come from Chatham-Kent, Ontario. They consist of 28 women and horses, who are all tied together by the Pride of being Canadian. The Cowgirls are acclaimed for their musical performance, which dazzle audiences with their precisions riding, stunning costumes, and dangerous and daring manoeuvres.

Team Farmall Square Dancing Tractors

11:00 am & 2:00 pm located at lot W-4
This show always brings smiles to audience’s faces with their performances. Farmall Tractors are prime for this show because of their narrowly spaced front wheels. From 1924 to 1963, Farmalls were the largest selling row crop tractors. The show was based on championship square dances used at National Farm Shows. The Team premiered their traditional square dance show at the 2008 IPM and the show has been a high demand ever since! This show is complete with 8 full size Farmall Tractors dancing to traditional square dance music and lead by a Square Dance Caller.

RAM Rodeo

12:00 pm in the RAM Rodeo Corral
The very popular RAM Rodeo Tour is coming back for the 2014 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo. This show is not only a crowd pleaser, but also part of the nine-event Southern Ontario RAM Rodeo series. The tour has been thrilling visitors for 15 years. The show includes bareback riding, saddler bronco riding, roping competitions, barrel racing and ladies breakaway roping. The show also features a trick riding show and rodeo clowns! Don’t miss their competitive and entertaining shows!

Simcoe Farm Fresh 

10:15 am and 4:15 pm in the Lifestyles Tent

The Martels

2:30 pm & 3:30 pm on the Main Stage
The crowd-pleasing Martels hail from Midland, Ontario and were first formed in 1957. They offer Rock & Roll music of the 50's and 60's. The Martels will be performing several times over the period of the Match. Come on out and dance and sing along!

Queen of the Furrow Crowning Gala

Admission by advance tickets only.
Held at the Army, Navy & Air Force Club located at 7 George St (off Anne St, Barrie)
Social Hour starts at 6:00 pm
Dinner at 7:00 pm

Hydro One Education Center 

Join us in the HYDRO One Education Center for live demonstrations!
Horse Hoof Trimming at 10:45 am & 12:45 pm
Sheep Shearing at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm

Tailgate Talks and IPM 2014: Year of the Family Farm

Daily at 12:00 pm in the Farming 101 Tent
The United Nations have declared 2014 the “Year of the Family Farm” and what a better way to showcase this than a tent showcasing topics of special interest within the Agricultural Community. The Farming 101 tent will feature great topics all week such as Agri-Tourism, new Crops and Innovations, and Environmental Farming. Enjoy a chance to speak with the experts around the tailgates of the farm trucks. Don’t miss our centrepiece miniature family farm depicting the environmental practices of today’s farmers.


Hours - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Admission Cost - (including 13% HST)
Adult - $17.00
Youth (Age 6-15) - $5.00
Children 5 and Under - FREE
Family (2 Adult & 2 children) - $40.00

Location - 4715 Side Road 20, Thornton, Ontario L0L 2N2  See Google Maps.
Follow signs to parking when you get close.
See directions below. 

Barrie City Transit FREE SHUTTLE BUS Service Tuesday to Saturday 
Pick-up Rear Parking Lot, Bayfield Mall - 8am & 9:30am 
Return from Match - 4pm & 5:30pm


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

Directions to the Match
Coming Southbound: Take Highway 400. Take Exit 94 (Essa Road). Turn Right onto Essa Road. Continue onto County Road 27. Turn Right onto Sideroad 20.
Coming Northbound: Take Highway 400. Take Exit 84 (Innisfil Beach Road/Simcoe County Road 21). Turn Left onto Innisfil Beach Road. Turn Right onto Simcoe County Road 27. Turn Left onto 20th Road.

For General Information Please Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-792-9410