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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RAIN CLOSES IPM 2018 Tented City for the Remainder of Thursday September 20

Due to persistent rainfall, organizers of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo have closed Tented City for the remainder of Thursday, September 20th.

“We are closing Tented City because of our concern for the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and exhibitors − and because we need to maintain the integrity of the land,” said Cathy Lasby, Executive Director of the Ontario Plowmen’s Association.”






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 - 9:30am
Horse Plowing - 10am
Afternoon Plowing - 11am


Francophone Day - Championnat international des labours et exposition rurale 2018

French-speaking volunteers will showcase the displays and activites.

Venez vivre l'expérience du Concours international de labour et expo rurale (CIL) en français! Le 20 septembre, les kiosques dans les tentes éducationnelles [éducatives] auront des francophones sur place pour vous accueillir. Si disponible, l'information dans les kiosques sera bilingue. Une expérience unique pour nos francophones et francophiles, petits et grands!

Come experience the International Plowing Match & Rural Expo (IPM) in French! On September 20th, the kiosks in the educational tents will have francophones on site to welcome you. If available, the information in the kiosks will be bilingual. A unique experience for our Francophones and Francophiles, young and old!


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


 World Record Attempt

World Records Tent at 10:30am

Join in as we attempt to break the record for Most People Bobbing for Apples at One Time.  The current record is 597.


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 11am 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 and 2pm

Farmers are always learning from not only themselves but from family and neighbours: from one another.
The popular daily Tailgate Talks are back.
Thursday's talk is Succession and Tax Planning for the Farm Family.

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