2015 International Plowing Match

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The 2015 International Plowing Match will be hosted by the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry near the town of Finch (located in the Township of North Stormont) from September 22 to 26, 2015. 

This event is one of the largest outdoor shows in the country. It is estimated that more than 100,000 visitors will attend the show this year. 

Learn more about the International Plowing Match.

What is a plowing match?

Plowing Matches have been part of our agricultural history in Ontario for well over a century. In the early days, they were sponsored by Agricultural Societies, the first farm groups to be established.

History records that in 1846 when the first provincial exhibition was held in the city of Toronto, a special feature of the event was a plowing match. It took place on a farm on Younge Street in the vicinity of St. Claire Avenue.

These matches not only gave farmers an opportunity to display their skill in the handling of a walking plow, but to show the fine teams of horses, many of which were imported or were from imported stock.