Join us in Walton, Huron County, Ontario for the

2017 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo
September 19 - 23, 2017

With open arms, our families welcome your family to Huron County. We look forward to seeing you on September 19 - 23, 2017 in Walton! As we look forward to celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday, we are honoured to be hosting the 100th International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM).

Quilt Show (August 19 - 20) and Raffleraffle quilt 2Quilt Raffle - picture prize quilt - b

The completed blocks from the Quilt Block Challenge have been compiled into three prize quilts. Raffle tickets are $5 each and will be on sale until the last day of IPM 2017. Find out where to purchase your raffle tickets here.

The Quilt Show is August 19 - 20, 2017 at the Seaforth Community Centre (122 Duke St) - 10 am to 4 pm. Admission at the door is $8. Everyone is welcome! Find out more here.

IPM 2017 Beautification Awards Banquet - August 31

Please join us August 31 to celebrate the Beautification Contest accomplishments and the Barn Quilt winners! The Banquet will be held at the Seaforth Arena, 122 Duke St, Seaforth (Social - 6 pm, Dinner - 7 pm). Tickets are $40 per person or $300 to reserve a table of 8. Find out where to purchase tickets here

Celebration of Excellence Gala - Friday, September 22

IPM 2017 and the Ontario Plowmen's Association invite you to join us at the 2017 Celebration of Excellence Gala. This year is sure to be action-packed --- we will be presenting awards to the Champion Plowing Competitors and crowning the Ontario Queen of the Furrow during the same event!
The Gala will be held at Brussels Arena, 800 Sports Dr, Brussels (Social Hour - 5:30 pm   Dinner - 6:30 pm). There are a limited number of tickets - order your tickets by August 25. Find out more here.

 IPM 2017 Exhibitor Information Handbook

IPM 2017 Exhibitor Information Handbook Cover ImagePlease join us for IPM 2017 - September 19 – 23 in Walton as HURON HOSTS on ONTARIO’S WEST COAST! One thousand acres of farmers’ fields will transform into the Tented City, RV Park, Plowing Competition Fields and parking areas. This year, along with celebrating the 100th IPM, we will be celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday.

The IPM 2017 Exhibitor Information Handbook is available online. Inside the handbook, you will find applications, maps and lots of information about exhibiting at the Match. 

Exhibitors - We have limited spaces still available. To be listed in the Official IPM Show Guide, please send in your complete application (including payment) by Friday, August 18.

We look forward to welcoming you to IPM 2017 in the County of Huron! 

Antique and Historical Displays Needed

The Antiques Committee is looking for:
- tractors & equipment
- household items (to create a Historical Household Display from four eras)
If you have a tractor, equipment or household items that you would like to showcase, find out more here.
The deadline for registering is September 1, 2017.

4-H-DoorHelp Create an Avenue of Art at IPM 2017!

The Landscape Committee is looking for hand decorated doors (bifold, screen and solid) to create an AVENUE OF ART at IPM 2017.

Make it a personal project or get your family and friends together and make it a party! Paint what makes you happy in Huron. Find out how to participate here.


IPM 2017 Huron County Barn Quilt Trail

Barn Quilt photo  BarnQuilt FarmersDaughter Uhler  

In preparation for hosting the 100th IPM in Canada’s 150th Birthday year, homeowners throughout Huron County have been creating and hanging barn quilts as part of the IPM beautification process. The Barn Quilts are hung for all to see…find out more here.  

IPM 2017 Souvenirs Are Now Available!


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Please visit us at these upcoming special events to find out more about IPM 2017, get your IPM 2017 souvenirs or purchase advanced tickets to IPM 2017!

  • August 12: Zurich Firefighters Breakfast
  • August 18: Huron County Plowing Match - 69881 Babylon Line, South Huron.
  • August 19 & 20: IPM 2017 Quilt Show
  • Aug 23-24: Hastings Plowing Match - 612 Johnstown Rd, Trenton.
  • August 31: Beautification Banquet
  • September 1: The Canadian Plowing Championships,
    Bruce Rd 19 (approx 5 miles north of Walkerton)
  • September 8 - 10: Blyth Threshers Reunion, Blyth

Visit the Souvenir Tent at the 2017 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo (September 19 - 23)!

IPM 2017 Song – Because We’re Farmers


The lyrics to "Because We're Farmers" are posted here.

The Flag Has Been Passed From IPM 2016 to IPM 2017

During the Closing Ceremonies on September 24, 2016, Ron Faulkner, Chair of IPM 2016, passed the OPA flag to Chair of IPM 2017, Jacquie Bishop symbolizing the end of IPM 2016 and the start of the campaign for IPM 2017 to be held next September in Walton, Ontario. Accompanying Jacquie is Huron County Warden Paul Gowing and accompanying Ron is Wellington County Warden George Bridge.


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IPM 2017 Headquarters

Walton Hall
42653 Blyth Rd, Walton 
Hours: Monday to Friday - 10 am to 4 pm


IPM 2017 Mailing Address

IPM 2017
71369 Hern Line, RR 1
Kirkton, ON N0K 1K0

OPA Mailing Address
Ontario Plowmen's Association
188 Nicklin Rd
Guelph, ON N1H 7L5

Location of IPM 2017
September 19 - 23, 2017
82823 North Line (County Rd 12)
Walton, ON N0K 1Z0

Centre of Tented City
Longitude: -81.308817 Latitude: 43.665723



Link to OPA website