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The Welcome Guide

Maps, Schedule of Events, Exhibitors, Sponsors and More!

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Old-Time Gospel Worship Service

Sunday September 14, 2014, 3:00pm, Essa Agriplex, Thornton, Ontario


Jason McCoy to Perform at the Match

The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo is excited to announce that this year’s featured musical entertainer will be Jason McCoy! Jason is a two time Canadian Country Male Vocalist of the Year, and has achieved recent success as part of the rockin’ country trio “The Road Hammers” who are currently on tour. Jason is a Simcoe County native, from the small village of Minesing, Ontario, and is performing his ONLY solo performance this year at the IPM on Saturday September 20th.


The Ontario Provincial Police Golden Helmets Motorcycle Precision Team

This group began in 1963. The 20-member team is made up of OPP officers on regular patrol duties. The team consists of a Ride Master, Commentator, a motorcycle technician and 17 riders. The motorcycles used by the Golden Helmets are Harley Davidson Police Specials. They have 1690 c.c. engines and weigh 800 pounds. The Golden Helmets will be participating in the Opening Day Parade of the IPM 2014, on September 16th.


Olympic Gold Medalist to Appear at Plowing Match

Jennifer Jones to Appear as Parade Marshal in Opening Ceremonies


Labyrinth is Now Open

Can't wait until September 16 to visit us? Come walk our Labyrinth for FREE - open each day during daylight hours.


IPM 2014 Souvenirs Available

T-shirts, hats, hoodies, Golf Shirts, Vests, Jackets and more!   CLICK to see whats avaliable


The Martels Rock & Roll Show

The crowd-pleasing Martels hail from Midland, Ontario and were first formed in 1957. They offer Rock & Roll music of the 50's and 60's. The Martels will be performing several times over the period of the Match. Come on out and dance and sing along!


The RAM Rodeo Tour

The very popular RAM Rodeo Tour is coming back for the 2014 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo. This show is not only a crowd pleaser, but also part of the nine-event Southern Ontario RAM Rodeo series. The tour has been thrilling visitors for 15 years. The show includes bareback riding, saddler bronco riding, roping competitions, barrel racing and ladies breakaway roping. The show also features a trick riding show and rodeo clowns! 


The Canadian Cowgirls

The Canadian Cowgirls come from Chatham-Kent, Ontario. They consist of 28 women and horses, who are all tied together by the Pride of being Canadian. The Cowgirls are acclaimed for their musical performance, which dazzle audiences with their precisions riding, stunning costumes, and dangerous and daring manoeuvres. 


Team Farmall Square Dancing Tractors

This show always brings smiles to audience’s faces with their performances. Farmall Tractors are prime for this show because of their narrowly spaced front wheels. From 1924 to 1963, Farmalls were the largest selling row crop tractors. The show was based on championship square dances used at National Farm Shows. The Team premiered their traditional square dance show at the 2008 IPM and the show has been a high demand ever since! This show is complete with 8 full size Farmall Tractors dancing to traditional square dance music and lead by a Square Dance Caller. The Dancing Tractors will be performing for four days of the IPM 2014!


Accessibility at the Match

Do you want to visit the Match, but need a little help getting around to see all the events? Scooters, Shuttles and Wagon Tours will be available!  Read More ...


Paul Sadlon, of Sadlon Motors Sponsors International Plowing Match & Rural Expo Silverado Truck