Join us in Walton, Huron County, Ontario for the

2017 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo
September 19 - 23, 2017

With open arms, our families welcome your family to Huron County. We look forward to seeing you on September 19 - 23, 2017 in Walton! As we look forward to celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday, we are honoured to be hosting the 100th International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM).

 IPM 2017 Song – Because We’re Farmers


The lyrics to "Because We're Farmers" are posted here.

 IPM 2017 Exhibitor Information Handbook

IPM 2017 Exhibitor Information Handbook Cover ImagePlease join us for IPM 2017 - September 19 – 23 in Walton as HURON HOSTS on ONTARIO’S WEST COAST! One thousand acres of farmers’ fields will transform into the Tented City, RV Park, Plowing Competition Fields and parking areas. This year, along with celebrating the 100th IPM, we will be celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday.

We are pleased to announce that the IPM 2017 Exhibitor Information Handbook is now available online. Inside the handbook, you will find applications, maps and lots of information about exhibiting at the Match.

We look forward to welcoming you to IPM 2017 in the County of Huron!


Antique and Historical Displays Needed

The Antiques Committee is looking for:
- tractors & equipment
- household items (to create a Historical Household Display from four eras)
If you have a tractor, equipment or household items that you would like to showcase, find out more here.
The deadline for registering is September 1, 2017.

Help Create an Avenue of Art at IPM 2017!

The Landscape Committee is looking for hand decorated doors (bifold, screen and solid) to create an AVENUE OF ART at IPM 2017.

Make it a personal project or get your family and friends together and make it a party! Paint what makes you happy in Huron. The deadline to register is August 1, 2017. Find out more here.

IPM 2017 Beautification Contest

We are excited to be delivering a contest involving rural and urban buildings as well as landscape competitions with an end result of renewed beautification to our lovely Huron County. This competition will encourage pride in our farms, our villages and our towns along with the shores of the West Coast of Ontario in Huron County. Details about how to get involved are posted here

Launching a Huron County Barn Quilt Trail for IPM 2017

Barn Quilt photo  BarnQuilt FarmersDaughter Uhler  

As Huron County prepares to host the 100th IPM in Canada’s 150th Birthday year, the Beautification Competition Committee is trying something new! IPM 2017 will be encouraging home owners in Huron County to create and hang barn quilts as part of the beautification process as we approach IPM 2017. July 30 is the deadline to register your Barn Quilt for the Huron County Barn Quilt Trail Map. Find out more here.  

Quilt Competition

The Huron County IPM 2017 Quilt Competition is a great opportunity to showcase your quilting skills to a large and enthusiastic audience. The Quilt Competition is open to all. The 15 categories offer something for every taste, technique and ability. 

IPM 2017 Souvenirs Are Now Available!


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Please visit us at these upcoming special events to find out more about IPM 2017, get your IPM 2017 souvenirs or purchase advanced tickets to IPM 2017!

  • July 21: Brussels Farmers Market
  • August 6: Goderich Firefighters Breakfast
  • August 12: Zurich Firefighters Breakfast
  • Click here for a complete list of upcoming special events (there are many...right through to September!)

Volunteer with IPM 2017!

We have committees and positions for almost every interest---from horse and tractor plowing, to Tented City, antiques, entertainment, marketing, quilting, RV Park, wagon tours, landscaping and beautification, sponsorship, parking & traffic, and education. Visit our Volunteer! page to find out about Upcoming Volunteer Information Days and how to get involved. 

IPM 2017 Cookbook OnSaleHereIPM 2017 Huron County Cookbook

The Take a Tour Through Huron County Kitchens cookbook includes hundreds of favorite recipes contributed from the kitchens of Huron County. The cookbook is now on sale at over
40 locations for $15.

The Flag Has Been Passed From IPM 2016 to IPM 2017

During the Closing Ceremonies on September 24, 2016, Ron Faulkner, Chair of IPM 2016, passed the OPA flag to Chair of IPM 2017, Jacquie Bishop symbolizing the end of IPM 2016 and the start of the campaign for IPM 2017 to be held next September in Walton, Ontario. Accompanying Jacquie is Huron County Warden Paul Gowing and accompanying Ron is Wellington County Warden George Bridge.


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IPM 2017 Headquarters

Walton Hall
42653 Blyth Rd, Walton 
Hours: Monday to Friday - 10 am to 4 pm


IPM 2017 Mailing Address

IPM 2017
71369 Hern Line, RR 1
Kirkton, ON N0K 1K0

OPA Mailing Address
Ontario Plowmen's Association
188 Nicklin Rd
Guelph, ON N1H 7L5

Location of IPM 2017
September 19 - 23, 2017
82823 North Line (County Rd 12)
Walton, ON N0K 1Z0

Centre of Tented City
Longitude: -81.308817 Latitude: 43.665723



Link to OPA website