The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo Continues with High Spirits
(September 19, 2012 – Roseville, Ontario) The annual International Plowing Match (IPM) and Rural Expo will be open from 8:30am until 5:00pm today until Saturday September 22nd. Moving forward, the balance of the week promises to be good weather, and good spirits, to celebrate the 99th year.
“The site received just enough rain yesterday to knock down the dust. We’re excited to get day two underway and encourage community residence, and out-of-town visitors, to participate in both cultural and agricultural activities,” said David Pyper, IPM 2012 Chair.
The IPM and Rural Expo spans a variety of tents, booths and activities to showcase Waterloo Region’s heritage. The five day agricultural event is the largest outdoor event in Ontario of its kind and boasts underlying themes and attractions such as the Reminiscence Journey (to highlight cultural farming traditions), tractor pulling and barn raising.
About the International Plowing Match
The International Plowing Match (IPM) was established in Ontario in 1913 as a non-profit venture to showcase Ontario’s agricultural industry. Since then, it has grown to become one of Canada’s largest outdoor events and is executed through the dedication of nearly 2000 volunteers. IPM occurs in a different rural community each year and contributes 25 million dollars to the host community. Key highlights of IPM include Education Sessions, the RV Holiday Mini Town, Artisan Exhibit, and the Plowing Competition. For ticket and general information, please visit www.ipm2012.ca.