Another event is making its return for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2022 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) is heading back to North Grenville from September 20 to September 24. This will be the first in-person IPM since 2019 due to the pandemic.
Since its inception over 100 years ago, the IPM has grown to become the largest outdoor agricultural and rural expo in all North America, drawing upwards of 50,000 to 80,000 visitors from across eastern Canada and the United States.
"We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting North America's largest agricultural fair and rural expo here in Kemptville," said Nancy Peckford, mayor of North Grenville. "This is the largest event that this area has seen in our 230-year-plus history. It isn't every day we attract 80,000 people to our municipality which will showcase our wonderful community, including our deep agricultural roots."
Key entertainers include:
- The Canadian Armed Forces Skyhawks Parachute Team
- The Dodge Ram Rodeo and the Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill Team
- Nationally celebrated musicians daily on the mainstage - all located in the IPM's exhibition grounds on Kemptville Campus.
There will be many different events and activities including entertainment, the 100-acre serviced RV Park, games for kids, firefighter displays, local food vendors, artist installations, and much more.
Mayor Peckford told The Sam Laprade Show on Sept. 15 that excitement is building for the event.
'We are so honoured to host this and celebrate all things farming," she said.
CityNews' Sam Laprade will be live on location on Friday, Sept. 23.
Listen to the full interview with Mayor Nancy Peckford below: