JUNE 21-23, 2024

 Come join Wanham in celebrating 51 years of farming and turning dirt with the Wanham Plowing Match!

We are hosting our 51st Wanham Plowing Match this coming June 21st - 23rd, 2024. 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.

With your support, and the many new and returning events, the 51st 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.”  

Over the next 53 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 51st Wanham Plowing Match.

The old fashion horse plowing, modified truck and tractor pulling and many accompanying activities are set to return June 21-23. 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 more!


Come celebrate our region’s rich history of farming and family at

the 51st Wanham Plowing Match!

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2024 Plowing Match, please click HERE for more information.