You could not ask for a better day for the 2019 International Plowing Match to get underway.

This year the agricultural centre of the province is Vernor in West Nipissing.

Jean Beauchemin is the Marketing Director and says they start with some popular events. “ The opening ceremonies are at 10:30 in the morning and the parade is set for noon.

There will be a lot of political leaders from all three levels on hand.

There will be some speeches, then lunch.

After lunch the same individuals will try their hand at plowing. “

He says there is Pumpkin Chucking as well as they go for distance, not accuracy.

They expect 100,000 visitors to the grounds and the tent city over the next few days.

It wraps up on Saturday.