A workshop Sunday will teach residents how to plow

A workshop Sunday will teach residents how to plow

Event plowing ahead

Now if you want to learn how to plow with horses or tractors, there will be a workshop this Sunday

A traditional farm activity will draw a crowd in Spallumcheen Sept. 26.

The 39th North Okanagan Plowing Match takes place on Landsdowne Road.

“Plowmen and women from across B.C. gather on a beautiful farm to test their skills at the ancient art of the plow,” said Arthur Cayford, one of the event organizers.

Tractor and horse plowing starts at 10.30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

During the lunch break from noon to 1 p.m.,  there will be a stock dog demonstration.

“This year, we are also featuring a farmers market,  tractor games, delicious food and an archival display of the history of the plowing match,” said Cayford.

The admission fee is $2, with children 12 and under free.

“This is a fun and informative afternoon for families and celebrates a community founded on sustainable agriculture,” said Cayford.

Now if you want to learn how to plow with horses or tractors, there will be a workshop this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Deerfoot Farm, 4420 Hullcar Rd., in Spallumcheen.

Registration is $20 per person and bring a potluck lunch to share and tools to eat with.

“This workshop is a great primer for the plowing match,” said organizer David Doran.

To register for the workshop, contact daviddoran@telus.net or 250-546-6884.