It was plow day for the 18 Ontario Queen of the Furrow contestants. Plowing ability is one of the several factors they’re graded on before the winner is announced Friday (Sept. 20) evening.
Among the contenders is West Nipissing’s Zoë Dauphinais (photo attached).
Today also saw the arrival of the RAM Rodeo Tour at the IPM. There were two performances today, as their will be for each of the final two days of IPM 2019. Tomorrow’s rodeos are co-hosted by Amber Marshall, star of CBC’s Heartland. Rodeos run at noon and 2:30 p.m.
Results from each day’s BMO Plowing Competition will be posted at www.plowingmatch.org/daily/1-1.php once they’ve been tallied.
Coming up Friday at the IPM:
Amber Marshall, star of CBC’s Heartland, will be co-hosting the RAM Rodeo. Afterward, she plans to hand out special signing cards and fans will have an opportunity to take photos from outside the ring.
Headlining the Main Stage is The Redhill Valleys, runners-up in the 2017 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artists Showcase, with opening act Scotty Kipfer beginning at 3 p.m. The Redhill Valleys are a four-piece alt-country and roots rock band from Hamilton.
The BMO Plowing Competition gets underway at 9 a.m.
Don’t miss the Canadian Cowgirls precision drill team at the RAM Rodeo Ring, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. As the venue’s name suggests, rodeo action gets underway at noon and 2:30 p.m.
Live chainsaw wood-carving demonstrations from North Side Johnny’s will be going on throughout the day. They can be found in Tent 5A, at the intersection of Fifth Street and West Nipissing Avenue.
The West Coast Lumberjack Show, located in Tent 3A (near Service Road 3 and West Nipissing Avenue), will have performances at 10 a.m. as well as 1:30 and 3 p.m.
There’s live music happening on the Main Stage, Ontario Mutuals Stage and in the Final Furrow Lounge at beginning at various times throughout the day, along with presentations in the Lifestyles Tent from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Cutter’s Edge hosts a Fashion Show in the Lifestyles Tent at 12:30 p.m., with another from Bow and Arrow at 1:15 p.m.
A draw for a quilt crafted by local quilters will be happening at 4:00 p.m. in the Quilt Tent.
Live music, happy hour and free samples are happening every day 3-5 p.m. in the Northeastern Ontario Tent. Visitors can try some great local beer and cheese.
There’s lots of hands-on activities taking place throughout the day at the Hydro One Education Centre.
Be sure to check out the Antique and Historical displays, including several antique equipment demonstrations throughout the day.