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Businesses Wanted - International Plowing Match Leeds Grenville Regional Showcase
Posted Aug-10-2022

The International Plowing Match is being hosted in Kemptville on September 20-24th. This is a HUGE event that should draw between 60,000-80,000 visitors.

The Leeds and Grenville Economic Development Office is putting together a Regional Showcase. As a part of this showcase, we are creating a “Made in Leeds Grenville” display and are looking for local businesses to donate items to be featured.

If you produce a locally-made product and would like to have it on display during the 5-day event, we would love to have you in the display. 

As the event is 5 days long, we are open to a bit of creativity when it comes to displaying products. For example, some local breweries are providing us an assortment of items that include empty cans/packaging. We are also open to businesses providing other empty packaging that we can use to create the illusion of the real product (for example, rather than having locally made cheese sitting out for 5 days in the display, we could have a similar shaped piece of foam wrapped up in the packaging).

We really want to showcase the amazing products that are made right here in our own backyard without unnecessary waste, so I am happy to work with you to find the best way to showcase your products.

As we expect to be receiving many items, we are anticipating that anything donated to the display will not be returned. However, you have something a bit more elaborate/substantial in mind, I am happy to make alternative arrangements with you.

Please let me know if you are interested in participating. I am happy to give you a quick call to discuss specifics.

Looking forward to hearing back,

Shelbi McFarlane
Business Development Officer, United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
32 Wall Street, Suite 300, Brockville, ON  K6V 4R9 | 613-342-3840 ext. 5361 | Toll Free 1-800-770-2170

The 2022 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo will showcase the past, present and future in a wide-range of exhibits that will feature agriculture, plowing, food, tourism, agri-tourism, rural living, technology and more.

The Regional Showcase will highlight the following Themed Sections, with a preference for interactive or hands-on activities and displays in each area:

  • Water
  • Nature & Recreation
  • Food & Culinary
  • Agriculture & Logistics
  • History & Heritage
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Municipal / Economic Development / Relocation / Workforce / Education
  • Touch-A-Truck
  • EarlyON / Children’s section

Leeds Grenville businesses and organizations that fit within the Themed Sections are invited to participate in the ‘Showcase Area’ for promotional purposes (direct sales are not permitted in the showcase area). An activation type of experience is key to being part of the Showcase. Examples are provided such as sampling, educational opportunities, demonstrations, etc. 

Ways to Participate:

Business and organizations can participate in one of the following ways:

  1. Set up an interactive display in the Showcase Area
  2. Provide an educational session or demonstration
  3. Add a product to the Leeds Grenville Local Product display area (must be made locally)
  4. Have a brochure/rack card on display at the Leeds Grenville kiosk. 

There is No cost to your business to participate in any of the 4 options listed above.

For more information on the Leeds Grenville Regional Showcase at the International Plowing Match, download their information packet and application form.

Contact Brockville Economic Development Staff for details, or email the United Counties of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Team for more information.

Event Dates:

Tuesday, September 20 to Saturday, September 24, 2022
8:30am – 5:00pm daily

International Plowing Match Leeds Grenville Regional Showcase Themed Area Layout