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2016 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo

September 20 - 24, 2016


2016-2017 Ontario Queen of the Furrow

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.

Queen of the Furrow Banquet 2016




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. 


Family Awards

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
knightsOfValourJoust

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 Toursteer wrestling at rodeo


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!

 


Tailgate Talk

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.


 Antiques Area

Live demonstrations include - Sawmilling, Threshing, Shingle Mills, Drag Sawing and Oat Rolling from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. 


Closing Ceremonies

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.









Hours - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Admission Cost
(including 13% HST)
Adult (Age 16+) - $17.00
Youth (Age 6-15) - $5.00
Children (Under 6) - FREE
Debit, MasterCard, VISA or Cash


Location - 9000 Gillespie Lane, Harriston, Town of Minto, On N0G 1Z0 
Follow signs to parking when close.


Daily Shuttle Bus

Running Wednesday to Saturday - $5.00
Pickup Locations - Harriston Arena and Palmerston Arena
Leaving for the IPM at 9:30 am
Returning at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm


NO PETS ALLOWED ON SITE
NO SMOKING ON SITE

Scooter Rentals Information


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


For General Information Please Contact:
519.510.2016 or info@ipm2016.com


 BMO Kids Day Saturday, September 24, 2016

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.


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