50th WANHAM PLOWING MATCH
JUNE 23-25, 2023
Come join Wanham in celebrating 50 years of farming and turning dirt with the Wanham Plowing Match!
We are hosting our 50th Wanham Plowing Match this coming June 23rd - 25th, 2023. This event has been a staple in our community since 1971, and celebrates the history and tradition of farming and family in the Peace Country region. The Homecoming event Friday night is sure to bring alumni from all over Canada who lived and farmed in our region over the last 50 years.
With your support, and the many new and returning events, the 50th Wanham Plowing Match is sure to be the highlight of your family’s summer!
The Wanham Plowing Match started in 1971, a small town looking for its place on the map. A small group of local farmers took ideas from neighbors across the country and hosted the very first Wanham Plowing Match, officially opened by Lieutenant Governor Grant MacEwan. Grant MacEwan’s address to the community on that first day stated: “What I’ve seen today, the jaunt through the countryside and what you’ve done by way of community spirit and community effort, is a transformation and a revelation that is just wonderful. I confess I don’t know the whole story about COCO, but it is something that is homegrown and intensely original. My admiration reaches its peak when I see people do things such as you have done. You have something here that must just fill you with pride.”
The next 49 years of the Wanham Plowing Match conquered change, adversity, and many hardships, and now after a long hiatus the Board of Directors and the Community are proud to announce that we will be hosting the 50th Wanham Plowing Match.
The old fashion horse plowing, modified truck and tractor pulling and many accompanying activities are set to return June 23-25. Our focus will be farming and family, and we will have a number of new activities planned to provide entertainment and education throughout the entire weekend. Some of these ideas include a homestead themed series of seminars and educators touching on sustainable living and farming, and an increased kid’s zone for families, including a family friendly dance with live music, and silent auction.
Come celebrate our region’s rich history of farming and family at
the 50th Wanham Plowing Match!
If you are interested in sponsoring the 2023 Plowing Match, please click HERE for more information.