2016 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo
September 20 - 24, 2016
Anita Rastapkevicius from Elgin County was crowned 2016-2017 Ontario Queen of the Furrow last night at Harriston Arena. Shown here, she receives her crown from last year's queen, Kathryn Chant of Grenville County (left). Anita will spend the coming year representing the Ontario Plowmen's Association and IPM 2017 being held near Walton, Ontario in Huron County.
BMO Kids Day
Join us for BMO® Kids’ Day at the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo!
FREE admission for children under 16 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.
FREE Pancake breakfast in the BMO tent from 8:30 am to 10:30 am (Free breakfast for kids and one adult per kid, while supplies last.)
FREE BMO Kids’ Day activities in the BMO tent.
Edge Mutual Insurance Main Stage at 11:00 am
The Ontario Plowmen's Association is pleased to announce the 10 Ontario families who have been chosen to receive 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.
Knights of Valour Jousting
CKNX Event Centre at 10:00 am, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm
Passion, blood, sweat, tears! The exhilaration of sport is something we can all relate to in our modern days. So what if we take all that and take a blast to the past? That’s right, we will be going back to a time of steel, horses and honour when the Knights of Valour take centre stage in the CKNX Event Centre. Fitting the IPM’s flavour of future meeting past, visitors will be able to view jousting at the finest level. These men are not just showmen and the jousting is 100% real. So expect some heavy lashes and get ready to cheer on your knight in shining armour.
Ram Rodeo Tour
Ram Rodeo Ring at 1:00 p.m
The 2016 IPM is pleased to be hosting the perennial favourite 2016 RAM Rodeo Tour. IPM visitors will get to witness experienced riders vying for important points on the RAM Rodeo Tour. The IPM is stop 13 of 15 so every point is important. At the Rodeo you will see events including Bareback, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, Bull Riding and Team Roping; come and join the excitement knowing that what you witness could decide the championship!
Agriculture in the Social Media by Joe Dales President of farms.com - Farming for the Future Tent at 11:30 am
Farmers are always learning from not only themselves but from family and neighbors: from one another. The popular daily Tailgate Talks are back.
First 50 people at each talk receive a $5.00 VOUCHER redeemable at the Souvenir Tent.
Live demonstrations include - Sawmilling, Threshing, Shingle Mills, Drag Sawing and Oat Rolling from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Edge Mutual Insurance Main Stage at 4:00 pm
Help us wrap up this years International Plowing Match and Rural Expo at the Closing Ceremonies.