Hello Everyone and Welcome to the 2017 Hastings County Plowing Match and Farm Show!
This year we are pleased to host our match in the beautiful Quinte West, at the farm of Jim and Janice Sandercock & Family - 612 Johnstown Rd. in Sidney Ward.
Come out and join in the excitement on August 23rd and 24th - two full days of exploring all areas of agriculture – from small grassroots through to large agri-biz and learn the history and future of Plowing Technology.
There will be media and dignitaries classes, 4-H Plowing, Antiques and let's not forget the traditional horse plowing – where it all began. Tented City will have something for everyone with approximately 300 exhibitors displaying farm related equipment and demos that will intrigue both young and old. Take in the Opening Ceremonies and entertainment in the Main Tent. The Family Tent will offer various topics of interest and will have a full program, located just inside the Main Gate.
We never forget the children! The Children's Tent will be bustling with activity, offering all kinds of cool stuff to captivate young imaginations.
The Annual Hastings County Plowmen’s Bursary Program will once again proudly award an eligible student enrolled in a post-secondary agricultural related program with a $1500 bursary! See our website for full details @ www.hastingsfarmshow.ca.
With this being Canada’s 150th Anniversary, and 8Wing Trenton residing in our same host farm community, it is only fitting to honour our military and send a huge shout out of appreciation to all who serve.
I would like to take a moment to Thank the Mayor and Council of Quinte West, the staff at City Hall, the Road Department, the Fire Chief, the Building Inspector, Quinte West Recycling and the large number of dedicated volunteers who put in countless hours to make this all happen – it definitely takes a village to raise an event of such epic proportions. Without you ALL, this event would not be possible. Thank You so very much for your time and care.
And lastly, my personal invitation to everyone…Come out and enjoy the Match! I look forward to seeing familiar faces and new ones – those who’ve farmed for generations, those who have taken farming to the next level and to those who are just plain curious about our rich Canadian farming history. You will find it all here at the Match!