2019 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo

When

Sep 17 - Sep 21

Contact

IPM 2019 Headquarters

info@ipm2019.com

705-753-6958

https://www.plowingmatch.org/ipm2019/find-us/

Details

IPM 2019: ALL ABOUT TICKET PRICES, SHUTTLE SERVICE,

PARKING AND ACCESSIBILITY

West Nipissing – The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo will be held September 17-21 in Verner, Municipality of West Nipissing.  The following information is provided with the objective of facilitating access to the IPM, the entertainment and its facilities.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:  available on-line at the following address:  https://www.plowingmatch.org/ipm2019/visitors/program-schedule/

TENTED CITY HOURS: 8:30 am to 5 pm

TICKET PRICES:

Tickets purchased in advance until Friday, Sept. 13, cost $15 each for adults (age 16 and older) and $5 each for children (ages 6 to 15) per day. Children age five and younger are admitted for free.  You can purchase your tickets at the Caisses Alliance, the Au Coin Convenience Store in Verner, the Verner Arena, the West Nipissing Municipality office in Sturgeon Falls, the Information Centre and the Recreation Complex in Sturgeon Falls, Michaud & Levesque, as well as the BMO in North Bay. We can also organize ticket pick-ups at various regional locations between Mattawa and Alban and even New Liskeard. Just email tickets.ipm@gmail.com and we will organize everything.

Tickets sold at the IPM site gate will cost $20 each for adults (age 16 and older) and $5 each for children (ages 6 to 15) per day.  Children age five and younger will be admitted free of charge.

Special Package Rebates – There are no special package rebates or tickets for people wanting to attend the IPM for several days.

Free BMO Kids Day on Saturday – Children (up to 15 years old) will be admitted to the IPM free of charge until 10:30 am on Saturday September 21. BMO will be serving free pancakes for children (and one adult per child) until 10:30 am. A variety of activities are lined up for children.

Free IPM passes for volunteers – Individuals who volunteer for the IPM are given a one-day free ticket for every 4 hours of volunteer work done during IPM week, or a maximum of 2 full day tickets for volunteer work done prior to IPM week.  We are still looking for volunteers for a number of tasks including Steppers and Greeters, set up of tables and serving food and liquor for the Ceremony of Celebration, parking attendants, souvenir sales attendant, removal of water lines after the IPM.  You can register to volunteer at the following web site :  https://www.plowingmatch.org/ipm2019/get-involved/volunteer/

Tickets for Wednesday and Saturday Evening Entertainment in the RV Park:  Breaking with tradition, entertainment in the RV park is available to the general public on Wednesday and Saturday evening at a cost of:

$20 per adult for the Stompping Taw Connors Show, a tribute to Stomping Tom Connors (with Claude Lecuyer) on Wednesday September 18, 7–10:30 p.m. in Earl’s RV Park, site of the IPM in Verner.  The cost of the ticket includes a bus ride from the Sturgeon Falls and Verner arenas at 6:00 p.m. (sponsored by Alouette Bus Lines.) Tickets are available: Stop & Shop and the Municipality of West Nipissing offices in Sturgeon Falls;  Au Coin Convenience Store in Verner and the Verner Arena.  Note that alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the RV park.  Bring your own chair.

$30 per adult for the Many Blu and Larry Berrio Show on Saturday September 21, 7 – 10:30 p.m. in Earl’s RV Park, site of the IPM in Verner.  The cost of the ticket includes a bus ride from the Sturgeon Falls and Verner arenas at 6:00 p.m. (sponsored by Alouette Bus Lines.) Tickets are available: Stop & Shop and Municipality of West Nipissing offices in Sturgeon Falls, Au Coin Convenience Store in Verner and the Verner Arena.  Note that alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the RV park.  Bring your own chair.

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM NORTH BAY AND SUDBURY

NORTH BAY SHUTTLE

Dates of shuttle: Every day, September 17 to 21

Location: North Gate Square shopping Centre

Address: 1500 Fisher St, North Bay, ON P1B 2H3

Pick up in Front of the old Sears now Urban Planet

Leaving North Gate Square at the following times:

  • Bus #1 leaving at 8:15 am arriving at the IPM site at 9:00 am
  • Bus #2 leaving at 11:45 am arriving at the IPM site at 12:30pm

Returning to North Bay from the Plowing Match in Verner:  Both buses are returning in the afternoon, with the exact time to be confirmed by the driver.

Cost: Free

To secure seating, please call 705 753 6958. Seating without a reservation will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Schedule subject to change with notice

 

PARKING

The IPM site is located off Highway 64 South as you exit Verner going towards Lavigne. Free parking is available from all roads leading to the IPM site.  Signage and parking attendants will direct traffic.  Wagon rides will be provided free of charge to Tented City, the RV Park and plowing fields.  Parking for handicapped persons is available close to Tented City.

ACCESSBILITY

The IPM is held in a farmer’s field, which may represent a challenge for some of our guests. Mobility scooters (personal and rented) are permitted at the IPM.  Med-E-Ox Mobility in Motion will have a number of scooters to rent. We encourage you to contact Med-E-Ox Mobility in Motion in advance to reserve a scooter and avoid disappointment. Reservations can be made by calling Goderich at 1-800-265-5500 ext. 208 or 203 or by calling New Liskeard at 1-866-299-1911 ext. 426. After September 16, call 519-841-7734 or 519-525-1111 for all inquiries.  Parking for handicapped person is available close to Tented City.  Service animals are permitted in Tented City.

DOGS

Dogs are not allowed in Tented City.  While pets must remain on a leash at all times within the RV Park, we welcome them to mix and mingle in our IPM Dog Park (see RV Park map for location). Owners are responsible for pets and must scoop. Only service pets are permitted in Tented City at the IPM.

RV PARK PATRONS

RV Park Patrons have access to the admission, for 2 persons, to all IPM shows and activities and entertainment, including the entertainment on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.  While there are no more lots with services available, we still have plenty of un-serviced lots.  To reserve a lot and to access the RV Park regulations click the following web site: https://www.plowingmatch.org/ipm2019/visitors/rv-park/

Additional Guests in RV Park:  Additional guests can stay overnight for the price of $10 per night per guest. The additional guests will have to purchase tickets to enter Tented City ($15 in advance, $20 at the door), as well as tickets for the Wednesday and Saturday night entertainment, if you plan to attend (see above).

Verner, West Nipissing – September 17 – 21, 2019

The Ontario Plowmen’s Association launched the first International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) in 1913. This annual outdoor agricultural & rural living festival continues to positively influence the province in the areas of agriculture, food, tourism and regional economic development.

IPM 2019 will take place in Verner, an agricultural community in the municipality of West Nipissing, Ontario from September 17 to 21, 2019. The IPM provides a unique tourist experience as it is hosted in a different part of Ontario each year on prime agricultural land. The IPM showcases the host region and builds on the specific features of the region where the event is taking place.

For the IPM, more than 800 acres of farmers’ fields are transformed into a Tented City, Competition Plowing Fields, an RV Park and many free parking fields. On average, over 80,000 people attend the event each year over the course of five days. The event welcomes people of all ages from both rural and urban communities.

The IPM is jam-packed with things to do: daily entertainment from live bands to a rodeo, plowing competitions, over 500 exhibitors, food vendors, an interactive education area and animals, lifestyles and quilting exhibits, and much more. Come join us to have fun, shop, learn, cheer on plowing competitors and tour the community. You can’t experience it all in one day!

To learn more, visit ipm2019.com and select ‘get involved’. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Make it your 2019 IPM!

More Information: HERE

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