Project Description


International Plowing Match & Rural Expo 2018

September 20 – 22, 2018

3 Days

This year we invite you to travel with us to the IPM 2018, which is being held in Pain Court, Chatham-Kent, Ontario. The counties have a rich history dating back to the days when Chatham began as a naval dockyard straddling the Thames River. During the 19th century, this area was part of the Underground Railroad and so today, Chatham-Kent is part of the African-Canadian Heritage Tour. Prior to 1998, there were 11 distinct townships that were amalgamated in 1998 to form the Municipality of Chatham -Kent. There are so many events, industrial mills, foundries, breweries and more that have shaped the area to what it is today, and the IPM event provides Chatham-Kent with an amazing opportunity to showcase themselves.

The IPM has always received national recognition and draws agriculturists from all parts of Ontario, as well as some of the best plowmen from around the world. With all the attractions and events at the IPM as well as the extensive exhibits at St. Jacob’s Farmers Market, there is something for everyone.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 Cornwall – London, ON Your journey today will be mostly on the 401 westbound to  London, the city that was selected as the site of the future capital of Upper Canada by one of Canada’s Lieutenant-Governors. It did not happen, but today, it is an economically thriving city in southern Ontario, boasting a strong economy, and ranking number eleven in Canada’s largest metropolitan area.

Upon arrival to London, the tour will check in at The Courtyard Marriott for the next two nights. Dinner tonight will be at a local London Restaurant. Take advantage of the wonderful amenities including indoor pool and The Bistro this evening. (D)

Day 2 Pain Court, ON Breakfast included this morning before we leave for the IPM. A full day will be spent on the grounds of Tent City and we will be staying until it closes at 5:00 P.M. There is no chance of being bored, with all of the events, great exhibitions and shows to see. This will be an interesting, interactive and informative day.  This evening after the IPM, you will have dinner En route to London and your hotel.    (B, D)

Day 3 London – Cornwall Breakfast is included again today.  Following check-out this morning, you will have time at The Farmers Market and sale barns at St. Jacob’s for shopping and early lunch. The expected time of return to Cornwall will be early evening.  (B)

Inclusions and Costs

  • Transportation via Deluxe Motor Coach
  • 2 Nights’ Hotel Accommodation
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • Entrance to the Plowing Match
  • All taxes and Gratuities on Inclusions
  • Jolly Tour Director

Cost Per Person 

  • Double $  559  (Taxes Incl $ 60.62)
  • Triple   $  529  (Taxes Incl $ 57.63)
  • Quad    $  519  (Taxes Incl $ 56.14)
  • Single   $ 689  (Taxes Incl $ 75.25)

Deposit $150 pp upon registration