International Plowing Match & Rural Expo ~ Chatham Kent 2018

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Event Category: Agriculture, Fairs, Farmer's Markets, Festivals, Events, and UpcomingEvent Tags: Agriculture, Chatham, events, Farm, horses, IPM2018, Kent, Pain Court, Plowing, Southwestern Ontario, and Tractors

  • 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo ~ Chatham~Kent

    Ontario Visited enjoys this amazing Event!

    Please check their website for all the up-to-date details!


    Highlights IPM 2018 – September 18 – 22

    To download a copy of the official IPM 2018 Show Guide, as a whole or in part, check their Website.

    Advance Tickets – Save now! – Buy advance tickets for only $15.

    • The IPM is a five-day agricultural celebration featuring plowing, a wide range of performers and live music acts, displays, demonstrations, education and much more.
    • Popular attractions will include rodeo, Team Farmall Dancing Tractors, Auctioneers’ Challenge, the Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill Team and music acts such as the Canadian Celtic rock favourites MUDMEN.

      Features and Entertainment at the Match

    • This year there will be several Guinness World Record attempts, including Largest Egg and Spoon Race and Largest Sugar Cube Structure.
    • The BMO Plowing Competition – See competitors from throughout North America in the walking and sulky horse classes, the antique classes and the conventional and reversible classes.
    • The Ontario Queen of the Furrow competition, presented by Ontario Mutuals – 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 Centres –  Stop in and speak to producers and interact with animals as you learn about all things ag.
    • Throughout Tented City there will be 500+ exhibitors showcasing the latest in farm equipment & farm supplies and home & rural living improvements, community services, housewares and apparel, artisans … and many food vendors with a wide range of menus.
    • Don’t miss the “Farming for the Future” tent, as well as the scale model “Enviro Farm.” The Lifestyles and Quilts Tents and the Antiques and Historical Area are other must-sees in Tented City.
    • Journée francophone CIL 2018 – Jeudi 20 septembre / Francophone Day at IPM 2018 – Thursday, September 20
    • You’re sure to enjoy the many traditional favourites and new additions that will be featured during the 2018 IPM. There’s more than a little something for everyone to enjoy! With so much to see and do, plan to spend more than a day.

    Quick LinksAdvance Tickets - $15

    Advance Tickets – Save now! – Buy advance tickets for only $15 (includes HST).

    Auctioneers’ Challenge – Friday, September 21 from 2 to 4 pm. Calling all auctioneers!  Find out how to register for the 4th Annual IPM Auctioneers’ Challenge Entry deadline is September 11.

    Beautification Initiative & Contest – Help welcome the tens of thousands of IPM visitors to Chatham-Kent. Find out how your family and/or business/organization can help beautify Chatham-Kent for the IPM.

    BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards – Join us on Saturday, September 22 at Main Stage to celebrate the accomplishments of the eleven families who will be honoured for their dedication to Ontario’s agriculture sector and the rural way of life.

    Celebration of Excellence Tickets – Please join us in the evening on Friday, September 21 for the presentation of awards to the plowing competitors and the crowning of the 2018-19 Ontario Queen of the Furrow. Find out how to order your tickets. Last day to order Celebration of Excellence tickets is September 14.

    Exhibitors – Please join us from September 18 – 22 at IPM 2018! The Exhibitor Information handbook   Exhibitor Handbook cover

    Quilt Raffle – Raffle tickets are now on sale for $2 each. Three raffle prizes! The draw will take place in the Quilt Tent at IPM 2018 in Pain Court on Sept 22 at 3 pm.

    RV Park – The IPM 2018 RV Park is located right beside Tented City. For best choice, book your spot today!

    Worship Service – Join us for the traditional Interdenominational Worship Service that will take place on Sunday, September 16 at 2 pm in the Entertainment Tent near the RV Park.

    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


    For general inquiries, please email or call 519-350-1686.

    Contact information for the IPM 2018 Committee Coordinators & Chairs
    To contact members of the OPA Board of Directors

    Check out Ontario Visited YouTube Video from Previous IPM Match at  … Enjoy!

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