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Wellington County Plowing Match to be held in Mapleton on Aug. 17

Plowing tradition - Both horse-drawn and tractor classes will hit the field for the Wellington County Plowing Match on Aug. 17. The event will be held at the farm of Roger and Susan Harrop in Mapleton.      Advertiser file photo

Wellington County Plowing Match to be held in Mapleton on Aug. 17

by Patrick Raftis

MAPLETON - The 2016 International Plowing Match held in Minto is fading into memory, but local residents will soon have a chance to take in some first rate tilling action.

The 2017 Wellington County Plowing Match will be held on Aug. 17 at the Mapleton farm of Roger and Susan Harrop.

Plowing begins at 10am at the site, located on Highway 6, north of Fergus. 

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Steady tilling - Crystal Ellis of Mapleton was among a group of County of Wellington employees who tried their hand at tilling the land at the 2016 Wellington County Plowing Match in Puslinch. The 2017 match will be held on Aug. 17 at the Mapleton farm of Roger and Susan Harrop.           Community News file photo

The event, hosted by the Wellington County Plowmen’s Association (WCPA), will feature plowing in both horse and tractor classes, including antique tractors, as well as special events such as the Mayors and Councillors Class for local politicians, and the Wellington County OPP and Spouses category.

“This is the 74th year of a local tradition, where we as an association continue to preserve the art of plowing,” said WCPA president Walter Trachsel.

For more information on the local plowing match go to www.wellingtonplowmen.com.

August 11, 2017

 
 

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