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).
The Mother of All IPM Events
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - Starting at 5 pm
BBQ Dinner * Musical Variety Show * IPM Info
South Huron Rec Centre - 94 Victoria St E, Exeter
Tickets: Adult $25, Ages 6 - 12 $15, Under 5 Free
Tickets available at:
Hensall District Co-Op Gas Bar in Exeter Studio Art and Custom Framing in Exeter
Royal LePage Heartland Realty in Exeter Ernie King Music in Goderich and Wingham
McGavins in Walton Townsend Tire in Londesborough
For more information, download the poster.
Letterkenny is Coming to Huron County
to Celebrate IPM 2017!
June 10 - North Huron Wescast Community Complex, Wingham - Doors open at 8 pm
Tickets: $22.60 in advance and $28.25 at the door (HST included)
Advanced tickets available at:
Ernie King Music, Wingham McGavin Farm Equipment, Walton
Townsend Tire, Londesborough Made in Huron, Clinton
Luv Scarlet, Exeter Fincher's, Goderich
Blooms N’ Rooms, Seaforth
IPM 2017 Song – Because We’re Farmers
The lyrics to "Because We're Farmers" are posted here.
Please 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.
We are pleased to announce that the IPM 2017 Exhibitor Information Handbook is now available online. Inside the handbook, you will find applications, maps and lots of information about exhibiting at the Match.
We look forward to welcoming you to IPM 2017 in the County of Huron!
The Early Bird Deadline for Special Pricing on Outdoor Lots and Indoor Booths is June 15.
IPM 2017 Beautification Contest
We are excited to be delivering a contest involving rural and urban buildings as well as landscape competitions with an end result of renewed beautification to our lovely Huron County. This competition will encourage pride in our farms, our villages and our towns along with the shores of the West Coast of Ontario in Huron County. Details about how to get involved are posted here.
Launching a Huron County Barn Quilt Trail for IPM 2017
As Huron County prepares to host the 100th IPM in Canada’s 150th Birthday year, the Beautification Competition Committee is trying something new! IPM 2017 will be encouraging home owners in Huron County to create and hang barn quilts as part of the beautification process as we approach IPM 2017. Find out more here.
The Huron County IPM 2017 Quilt Competition is a great opportunity to showcase your quilting skills to a large and enthusiastic audience. The Quilt Competition is open to all. The 15 categories offer something for every taste, technique and ability.
- April 23: Mitchell Toy Show - 185 Wellington St, Mitchell
- April 30: Wingham Firefighters Fish Fry, K of C Hall, 99 Kerr Dr, Wingham
- May 13: Bayfield Beer & Food Fest - Bayfield Arena, Jane Street, Bayfield
- May 14 - The Mother of All IPM Events (starts at 5 pm): South Huron Rec Centre - 94 Victoria St E, Exeter
- May 20: Dashwood Firefighters Breakfast
- May 27: Hensall Firefighters Breakfast
- May 28: Howick Firefighters Breakfast
- Visit the Souvenirs webpage for a complete list of upcoming special events
Volunteer with IPM 2017!
We have committees and positions for almost every interest---from horse and tractor plowing, to Tented City, antiques, entertainment, marketing, quilting, RV Park, wagon tours, landscaping and beautification, sponsorship, parking & traffic, and education. Visit our Volunteer! page to find out about Upcoming Volunteer Information Days and how to get involved.
The Take a Tour Through Huron County Kitchens cookbook includes hundreds of favorite recipes contributed from the kitchens of Huron County. The cookbook is now on sale at over
40 locations for $15.
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.