Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Day on the Land

Last week we took a day to attend the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo just outside of Finch, Ontario.
We drove down some narrow back roads, and were directed to park in a large field. Then we hopped
on a hay wagon for the rest of the trip over to where the tent city had been set up.

This year's IPM took up 11000 acres of prime farm land in all.

One of the ways one could get around was to ride in a wagon being pulled by horses.  The site was set up in such a way that it had access road for that sort of transportation, so that people didn't have to get out of the way on the paths where the displays were.

There were lots of things to see like old vehicles,

new tractors,


big and small and other displays.

 There was lots of farm machinery on display,

some of it was even being demonstrated. 

I found most of the interesting stuff was inside huge tents. 

But we walked all over the site and enjoyed the way things were decorated. 

We even stopped to see a square dancing tractor show.  Unfortunately we didn't time things right to see the rodeo, but we still had a great day.  We got lots of exercise and the weather could not have been better.

Next year the International Plowing Match will be held in Wellington County.

1 comment:

  1. This show looks like a good time, Karen. I enjoyed the square dancing video that you shared on Facebook too.