The 2011 Canadian Plowing Championships are fast approaching -- and organizers have a full week of events planned in Owen Sound.
For the first time -- the Canadian Plowing Championships will be held in Grey County.
An official launch for the event was held at Grey Roots Museum and Archives on Wednesday.
Host Committee Chair Brian Davenport says the 2011 Championship coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Keppel-Sarawak and North Grey Plowman's Association -- which is a big reason why Owen Sound was chosen as the host site.
Davenport says the event features 21 Canadian competitors in three divisions -- which also includes local plowers like Carrie Davenport of Owen Sound, Tom Evans of Tiverton and Mark Brodhaecker of Ayr.
Winners in the senior division will go on to represent Canada at the World Plowing Match in Croatia next year.
Davenport notes the event runs from August 28th to September 3rd -- but the actual plowing matches being held from September 1st to 3rd.
Other events being held through the week include a concert by the Beckett family on August 31st at the Roxy, as well as antique and tractor displays through the weekend.
The plowing matches will be held on the farm of the late Cam Millman across from the hospital in Owen Sound.
For more information -- you can check out www.canplow2011.ca