IPM 2018

September 18 - 22, 2018



7579 Pain Court Line
Pain Court, Ontario, N0P 1Z0

Centre of Tented City:
Latitude 42.410285,
Longitude -82.280135 







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


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List of IPM 2018
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The International Plowing Match for 2018 is happening now.
We have assembled what we think is a stellar lineup of
and informative displays for you to attend.
Check back daily to see some highlights of each day!


 Plowing Schedule
 Morning - 9am
Horse Plowing - 9am


Queen of the Furrow Speeches

Pride Seeds Main Stage at 9:30am

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 Education Centre

hydroOneLogoStop in and speak to producers and interact with animals as you learn about all things ag.
Daniel Steep’s Agri-Magic Show - 11am & 1:15pm
Interactive Robotics Activity
Livestock, Crop and Food displays
Demonstration Crops - Examples of 70 crops grown in Chatham-Kent (planted nearby, outside the centre)
Reading Program - Offered by CK Children and Family Services


 Guinness World Record Attempt

World Records Tent

We attempt at setting a  Guinness World Record for Largest Sugar Cube Structure.  During the first three days of the IPM, visitors will be able to watch as local artists work to break the record.  As of now, that record belongs to a seven-foot tall structure created with 26,069 sugar cubes.

We're also looking to establish the IPM record for Longest Quilt Binding

Auctioneers Challenge

Guinness World Records Tent from 2- 4pmauctioneer

One! … Five! … Sold! Catch all that?
A battle of the word: combining speed, precision and concentration.
Auctioneering is more than just a vocation, auctioneering is an art form.
The IPM will be hosting some great auctioneers who will battle for supremacy in the Auctioneers Challenge.
We will see – hear? – auctioneers auctioning off a variety of items during the challenge.
This will give viewers the opportunity to see just how difficult the world of auctioneering is
as well as the vocal precision required to be a successful auctioneer.
Come on out and cheer on your favourite auctioneer as he or she calls their way to supremacy! 
Contestants are judged on auctioning 3 items, and 5 finalists will proceed to auction 3 items each.


MudmenPride Seeds Main Stage at 1pm & Final Furrow Lounge at 3:30pm

Always entertaining and definitely unique! 
MUDMEN are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage. 
Their music has been featured on Xbox and Playstation games, NBC, CBC, and HBO tv shows, HNIC Coach's Corner, six music videos on MTV, and they've reached the top 20 on The Edge radio.
MUDMEN have appeared twice on Parliament Hill for Canada Day,
they have performed at the Edmonton Oilers home opening ceremonies on CBC and the 84th Stanley Cup reunion.


Ram Rodeo Tour Ring at 12pm & 2:30pm

The very popular RAM Rodeo Tour is back at the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo!
At the Rodeo you will see events including Bareback, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping,
Bull Riding and Team Roping; come and join the excitement!!

Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill Team

Ram Rodeo Ring at 10:30am and 1:30pmcc1

The Canadian Cowgirls are an elite rodeo-style precision drill team that hails from Chatham-Kent!
They consists of 28 spectacular women and brilliant horses who are all tied together by a common bond - Pride in being Canadian.
The Canadian Cowgirls will be preforming with a variety of different horse breeds including the Quarter Horse,
Appaloosa, Arabian, Paint, and the dependable grade horse.

Team Farmall Dancing Tractors

dt1Dancing Tractors Square at 11am & 1pm

After approximately 3,500 man hours of practice time and drivers' investments in tractors, valued at $7,500 per tractor,
Team Farmall is ready to perform.
The square dance, comprised of traditional calls that all square dance enthusiasts recognize, is combined with precision driving which makes the performance fun,
not only for Team Farmall, but for all who come to watch!


Future of Farming Tent Tailgate Talkstailgate

Future of Farming Tent at 11am 

Farmers are always learning from not only themselves but from family and neighbours: from one another.
The popular daily Tailgate Talks are back.
Friday's talk is Ag Careers.

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