International Plowing Match coming to Lindsay in 2020

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The Ontario Plowman’s Association (OPA) has announced that Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes will be the site of the 2020 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo.

“We looked at several potential locations for IPM 2020 and this one ticked all the boxes,” says OPA President Sheila Marshall. “It’s a great spot, in a fantastic, agriculturally rich community.”

The IPM, which is held in a different community every year, is a multi-day celebration of agriculture and rural living. It includes plowing competitions, live entertainment on multiple stages, hundreds of exhibitors, demonstrations and educational displays and activities. This event typically attracts more than 80,000 people.

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IPM 2020 will be held the week after Thanksgiving. It was pushed back a few weeks from its traditional date in order to fit into the schedule at the Lindsay Exhibition, which will house the Tented City. With a variety of buildings and facilities at the Exhibition, Tented City will take on a new look with its many attractions, activities and hundreds of exhibitors.

Plowing competitions will be held on nearby fields.

IPM 2019 will be held in Verner, West Nipissing from Sept. 17 to 21.

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