Plowing Match & Rural Expo
Verner, West Nipissing – September 17 – 21, 2019
The Ontario Plowmen’s Association launched the first International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) in 1913. This annual outdoor agricultural & rural living festival continues to positively influence the province in the areas of agriculture, food, tourism and regional economic development.
IPM 2019 will take place in Verner, an agricultural community in the municipality of West Nipissing, Ontario from September 17 to 21, 2019. The IPM provides a unique tourist experience as it is hosted in a different part of Ontario each year on prime agricultural land. The IPM showcases the host region and builds on the specific features of the region where the event is taking place.
For the IPM, more than 800 acres of farmers’ fields are transformed into a Tented City, Competition Plowing Fields, an RV Park and many free parking fields. On average, over 80,000 people attend the event each year over the course of five days. The event welcomes people of all ages from both rural and urban communities.
The IPM is jam-packed with things to do: daily entertainment from live bands to a rodeo, plowing competitions, over 500 exhibitors, food vendors, an interactive education area and animals, lifestyles and quilting exhibits, and much more. Come join us to have fun, shop, learn, cheer on plowing competitors and tour the community. You can’t experience it all in one day!