TWIN ELM — The Ottawa Carleton Plowmen’s Association (OCPA) Plowing Match is set for Aug. 25 – 26 near Twin Elm, at the corner of Brophy and Moodie Drives.
On Friday, Aug. 25, there will be a brief opening ceremony at 11 a.m. followed by a VIP Plowing Competition and a light lunch and awards ceremony. From 1 – 3 p.m. a “Plowing Workshop” will take place with coaches and equipment provided, to encourage everyone – including the public – to learn more about the art of plowing.
Rain or shine, the OCPA Plowing Match starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, with competitors from across the county vying for a spot to move on to the next level of plowing perfection using both modern and vintage tractors. The day will also showcase displays, vendors and farm equipment to examine and enjoy. All are welcome, and the $3 admission includes parking.
Winners will be announced at a banquet that evening; tickets are $25 and should be purchased in advance by calling 613-913-0721.
Events like the OCPA are among the places where participating plowers earn eligibility to compete at this September’s 100th International Plowing Match (IPM) and Rural Expo in Walton.