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
 Junior Plowing - 8:30am


BMO Kids Day

kids1Join us for BMO® Kids’ Day at the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo!
FREE admission for children under 16 from 8:30am to 10:30am*
FREE Pancake breakfast from 8:30am to 10:30am**
FREE shows at the BMO tent
FREE BMO Kids’ Day activities

*Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

**Free breakfast for kids and one adult per kid. While supplies last.

BMO Ontario Farm Families Awards

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BMO Bank of Montreal and the Ontario Plowmen's Association will honour 11 farm families at the annual BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards. 
The BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards recognize the outstanding contributions made by farmers across the province by bringing the community together to celebrate both these exceptional families and the vital urban-rural relationship.

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


IPM Record Attempt

World Records Tent at 1:30pm

Join in as we establish an IPM record for Most People Eating Corn On The Cob at One Time.

Princess Contest

Ontario Mutuals Stage at 10am

The purpose of the Princess of the Furrow Competition is to encourage girls, 12-17 years old, to take an interest in agriculture & Plowing Matches and perhaps eventually participate in the Queen of the Furrow competition.  The contestants will give a 1-2 minute speech on any topic related to agriculture, as well as experience an interview with a panel of three judges. Many competitors find the process helpful as it provides confidence needed for job interviews in the future. The contestants do not have to plow and only the top 5 give an impromptu speech.

Fire Truck Parade

Be sure to catch the fire truck parade, courtesy of Chatham-Kent FireFest organizers. It’s expected to arrive at the IPM at about 11 am and vehicles will be on display until 3 pm.

Brooklyn Roebuck

BrooklynRoebuckPride Seeds Main Stage at 3pm

Come and see Association of Ontario Rising Star Nominee Brooklyn Roebuck!
She popped onto the music scene at the age of 14 as the winner of Season 5 YTV’s hit series “The Next Star”.
Listen for Brooklyn’s current single, Bad Seed, out now on Country Radio.




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.

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.
Saturday's talk is Ag and Social Media.

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