Please join us in Harriston (Town of Minto) for the

2016 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo
September 20 - 24, 2016

IPM 2016 Greeting  

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The International Plowing Match & Rural Expo is hosting its second annual Auctioneers’ Challenge and is now accepting registrations from anyone interested in being part of the event that runs Friday, September 23 from 1:30 pm – 4 pm at the CKNX Events Centre. Deadline for entry is September 1st and is open to a maximum of 15 applicants. For more information, download the posterpress release, and registration form.

BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards Honouring Ten Ontario Families

The Ontario Plowmen's Association is pleased to announce the 10 Ontario families who have been chosen to recieve the 2016 BMO Ontario Farm Family Award. The families, who are being honoured for their dedication to Ontario's agriculture sector and the rural way of life, will be formally recognized at  this year's 2016 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Minto, Ontario, on Saturday, September 24th.

RCMP Musical Ride

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The Ontario Plowmen's Association and IPM 2016 are excited to have the RCMP Musical Ride performing at this year’s Match. Visitors will be thrilled with 3 shows – a matinée on Tuesday, September 20 (1:30 pm) and 2 shows on Wednesday, September 21 (9:30 am and 1:30 pm). There is no additional cost for the shows – the shows are included with admission to the Match. Visitors are highly encouraged to visit the horse barn to meet the horses and their riders, as well!

The IPM 2016 Beautification Contest has officially launched!IPM 2016 Beautification Sign

From now until September 1, create a display utilizing a variety of agricultural products and/or farm implements to show your support for the 2016 IPM. All displays must promote the theme of “A Fresh Taste of Farming.” There are two categories with prizes: 1st prize - $300, 2nd prize - $200 and 3rd prize - $100. The entry form and more information is available here. The first 100 people to submit a photo of their display will receive 2 general admission passes to the IPM!

Tickets Now Available!

Queen of the Furrow Gala - Thursday, September 22 - 6 pm (download form)

Celebration of Excellence Banquet - Friday, September 23 - 6 pm (download form)

IPM 2016 Worship Service

IPM 2016 visitors and the community are welcome to hear a mass choir and keynote speaker Rev. Kees Vandermay.
Sunday, September 18 at 3 pm
Norwell High School - 135 Cumberland Street, Palmerston, Ontario N0G 2P0

EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES AT IPM 2016IPM 2016 Exhibitor Information cover

 Please join us for IPM 2016 - September 20 – 24 in the Town of Minto (Harriston). One thousand acres of farmers’ fields will transform into the Tented City, RV Park, Plowing Competition Fields and parking areas.

The IPM 2016 Exhibitor Information handbook is available on the IPM 2016 and OPA websites. Inside the handbook, you will find applications, maps and lots of information about exhibiting at IPM 2016.

We look forward to welcoming you to IPM 2016! 

 outdoor exhibitors          Indoor Exhibitors

Calling all Volunteers!

We have many jobs available for a variety of skill levels and capabilities. If you are interested in volunteering with IPM 2016, please download and complete the Volunteer Application form. The form can be sent to or faxed to 519-338-2005.

Check out the many IPM 2016 Souvenirs


IPM 2016 Cookbook 

A Fresh Taste of Farming is  sale at many locations in Wellington County! The cookbook features over 500 recipes from kitchens all across Wellington County, generously submitted by community members. Pick up your copy today for $10.

Contact Us

General inquiries: or 519-510-2016

IPM 2016 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs


IPM 2016
PO Box 489
Harriston, ON N0G 1Z0


Tuesday, September 20 - Saturday, September 24
Hours - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Buy Advanced Tickets until Labour Day!

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General inquiries: or 519-510-2016

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

Scooter Rentals Information



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