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Ontario Plowmen's Association and BMO Tip their Hats to Ontario's Farm Families

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Guelph, July 16, 2014 – The Ontario Plowmen’s Association (OPA) and BMO Bank of Montreal today recognized 26 families for their outstanding contributions to the Ontario agricultural sector....read more

 


 2014 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo

Simcoe County – Ivy, Ontario   Tuesday September 16 – Saturday September 20, 2014

8:30am - 5:00pm Daily

We Have Something for Everyone!

  • Over 500 exhibitors and vendors create a tented city that is over 100 acres in size!
  • Agricultural themed events and displays from antiques to the newest technologies!
  • Daily entertainment on multiple stages all day long!
  • Environmental and Educational displays designed to engage all ages!
  • Rural Living Displays
  • Daily Plowing Competitions
  • 1500 Site RV Park
  • Estimated 20,000 visitors daily over the 5 day event
  • New for 2014:  Online ticket sales!

And many more new and exciting special events and features planned for 2014!

For information on becoming part of this event as an exhibitor please contact Cathy, Barb, Amy or Catherine at the Ontario Plowmen’s Association Office at:

1-800-661-7569 or email   OR click on the Exhibitor Info tab above. 


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Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the Honourable Michael Chan made a special announcement on Friday April 11th, 2014 at the Essa & District Agricultural Society's Fairgrounds in Thornton Ontario.  The 2014 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo that is being held on the site this September 2014 will receive $300,000 in funding from the Province of Ontario as part of the Celebrate Ontario Grant Program.  This amount is the largest sum handed out to any individual event in the province under this program.  Pictured above are (L-R) Ontario Plowmen's Association President, Melvin Switzer, Minister Michael Chan and 2014 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo Chairman Cal Madill.