Wanham Plowing Match


Wanham Plowing Match: Celebrating 51 Years of Rural Heritage and Fun

June 21-23, 2024

If you are looking for a fun, unique and exciting way to experience rural Alberta, you will want to mark your calendar for the Wanham Plowing Match. This annual event, which started in 1971, showcases the agricultural history and culture of the region with a variety of activities and attractions for all ages.

The Wanham Plowing Match is organized by COCO Wanham Plowing Match & Ag Society. The name COCO (Community Organizations Coordinating Organization) reflects the spirit of cooperation and collaboration that brought the community together in the late 1960s, when Wanham was facing decline and depopulation. The plowing match was one of the initiatives that revived the village and attracted visitors and newcomers.

The 2024 edition of the Wanham Plowing Match will be held from June 21 to 23, and will mark the 51st anniversary of the event. It will feature modified tractor pulls, horse plowing, kids zone, bouncy castles, face painting, a ball tournament, a showcase of the museum, demonstrations and workshops, a car show, horseshoe tournament, food trucks, live music, pancake breakfast, and more!

The Wanham Plowing Match is more than just a fun weekend. It is also a way to celebrate and preserve the rural heritage and traditions that make Wanham a special place. You can learn about the history and skills of plowing, see old-fashioned machinery and tools, visit the museum that displays artifacts and memorabilia from the past, and enjoy the hospitality and friendliness of the locals.

The Wanham Plowing Match is a must-see event for anyone who loves rural Alberta. You can find more information and updates on their website www.wanhamplowingmatch.com or Facebook page. You can also contact Paul by phone at (780) 864-0855  or email us at info@wanhamplowingmatch.com . Don’t miss this opportunity to join the celebration of 51 years of rural heritage and family fun!


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