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 IPM 2018

September 18 - 22, 2018

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List of IPM 2018
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7579 Pain Court Line
Pain Court, Ontario, N0P 1Z0

Centre of Tented City:
Latitude 42.410285,
Longitude -82.280135 

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RV Park at IPM 2018



Join us in Pain Court, Chatham-Kent, Ontario for the

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Join us at the IPM 2018 Quilt Show!

Friday, August 17 — 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday, August 18 — 9 am – 4 pm

St. Paul’s Congregational Church
450 Park Ave W, Chatham, Ontario

Come by and see the 110 Quilts that were entered into this year's Competition. We are also very excited to have legacy quilts from IPM 1979 on display, including the grand prize winner!! Find out more here.

IPM 1979 Quilt - 1   IPM 1979 Quilt - 2   1979 Quilt - 3   

            IPM 2018 Quilt Competition picture - 1   IPM 2018 Quilt competition picture 2

Highlights IPM 2018 - September 18 – 22 

Advance Tickets - Save now! - Buy advance tickets for only $15.

  • The IPM is a five-day agricultural celebration featuring plowing, a wide range of performers and live music acts, displays, demonstrations, education and much more.
  • Popular attractions will include the RAM Rodeo Tour, Team Farmall Dancing Tractors, Auctioneers’ Challenge, the Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill Team and music acts such as the Canadian Celtic rock favourites MUDMEN.

    Features and Entertainment at the Match

  • This year there will be several Guinness World Record attempts, including Largest Egg and Spoon Race and Largest Sugar Cube Structure.
  • The BMO Plowing Competition – See competitors from throughout North America in the walking and sulky horse classes, the antique classes and the conventional and reversible classes.
  • The Ontario Queen of the Furrow competition, presented by Ontario Mutuals – competitors from across Ontario will show off their agricultural knowledge and abilities as they vie for the honour of becoming the 2018-2019 Ontario Queen of the Furrow.
  • Hydro One’s Education Centres –  Stop in and speak to producers and interact with animals as you learn about all things ag.
  • Throughout Tented City there will be 500+ exhibitors showcasing the latest in farm equipment & farm supplies and home & rural living improvements, community services, housewares and apparel, artisans … and many food vendors with a wide range of menus.
  • Don’t miss the “Farming for the Future” tent, as well as the scale model “Enviro Farm.” The Lifestyles and Quilts Tents and the Antiques and Historical Area are other must-sees in Tented City.
  • You’re sure to enjoy the many traditional favourites and new additions that will be featured during the 2018 IPM. There’s more than a little something for everyone to enjoy! With so much to see and do, plan to spend more than a day.
  • The detailed entertainment and features schedule will be published in the Official Show Guide. Check back at the end of August to download a copy of the Show Guide or pick up your copy at IPM 2018.

Quick LinksAdvance Tickets - $15

Advance Tickets - Save now! - Buy advance tickets for only $15 (includes HST).

Antique Equipment Exhibitors - Do you have antique tractors and equipment to display at IPM 2018? Find out how to register here. The registration deadline is September 1.Beautification Display

Beautification Initiative & Contest - Help welcome the tens of thousands of IPM visitors to Chatham-Kent. Find out how your family and/or business/organization can help beautify Chatham-Kent for the IPM. 

BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards - Join us on Saturday, September 22 at Main Stage to celebrate the accomplishments of the eleven families who will be honoured for their dedication to Ontario's agriculture sector and the rural way of life.

Celebration of Excellence Tickets - Please join us in the evening on Friday, September 21 for the presentation of awards to the plowing competitors and the crowning of the 2018-19 Ontario Queen of the Furrow. 

Exhibitors - Please join us from September 18 - 22 at IPM 2018! The Exhibitor Information handbook is posted here.  Exhibitor Handbook cover

Quilt Raffle - Raffle tickets are now on sale for $2 each. Three raffle prizes! The draw will take place in the Quilt Tent at IPM 2018 in Pain Court on Sept 22 at 3 pm.

Quilt Show - August 17 & 18, 2018 at St. Paul’s Congregational Church, 450 Park Ave W, Chatham. Tickets are $8 at the door.

RV Park - The IPM 2018 RV Park is located right beside Tented City. For best choice, book your spot today!

Quilt Raffle - 1st prize

Volunteer! - If you are interested in volunteering with IPM 2018, please fill out the volunteer form or visit us at an upcoming Volunteer Sign-up Day.  

Worship Service - Join us for the traditional Interdenominational Worship Service that will take place on Sunday, September 16 at 2 pm in the Entertainment Tent near the RV Park. 

IPM 2018 Souvenirs

Take a look at the many IPM 2018 souvenirs...do you have yours yet? We are selling everything from t-shirts, golf shirts and hoodies to jackets and vests...caps and touques to water bottles and pocket knives...and also four sizes of cutting boards, the "Taste of Chatham-Kent" cookbook., the 2018 IPM Souvenir Truck and more!

Leading up to the IPM, souvenirs are being sold at IPM 2018 Headquarters and many special events. From September 18 - 22, visit us the Souvenir Tent at IPM 2018.

IPM 2018 souvenir truck  IPM 2018 golf shirts  IPM 2018 t-shirt  

IPM 2018 cutting board     IPm 2018 cookbook     IPM 2018 hoodie     IPM 2018 Water Bottle     IPM 2018 jacket

IPM 2018 Invites Sponsors, Exhibitors and Volunteers to Join In 

Organizers of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM 2018) are inviting community sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers to take advantage of the opportunities offered by IPM 2018, to be held September 18-22 on farmers’ fields in Pain Court.

IPM 2018 is expected to attract more than 80,000 visitors and showcase Chatham-Kent’s important agriculture, business and tourism activities. Visitors will enjoy plowing competitions, horses, antiques, entertainment and exhibits of all kinds.

As part of the recent VisitCK Tourism Week Celebration, IPM 2018 highlighted several sponsors for their contributions to the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo. The pictures below show the presentations from Southwest Ag Partners, Postmedia and LSI Supply Inc.

Southwest Ag Sponsorship photo    Postmedia Partnership photo  

LSI Supply Partnership photo

Union Gas Announces $25,000 Gold-Level Sponsorship

Union Gas Corporate Partnership PictureChatham, ON, March 1, 2018 - Union Gas, an Enbridge Company, announced today that they have contributed $25,000 as a Gold-level sponsor to the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM 2018) to be held in Pain Court, Chatham-Kent, Ontario from September 18 - 22, 2018.

"Union Gas understands the value of community and the importance of supporting communities where we work and live," said Steve Baker, president, Union Gas. "Sponsoring the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo will help showcase Chatham-Kent and the area's important agriculture, business and tourism industries. We're proud to support this event and we look forward to the festivities."  Read more here.  

IPM 2018 Bench Sponsorship

IPM 2018 Bench Sponsorship Promo



For general inquiries, please email infoipm2018@gmail.com or call 519-350-1686.

Contact information for the IPM 2018 Committee Coordinators & Chairs
is posted here.