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Fall fairs

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Fall fairs are fun for the whole family. They happen every year throughout Kawartha Lakes during the months of August and September. View our calendar of events to learn about upcoming fall fairs and other events.

International Plowing Match and Rural Expo 2024

International Plowing Match 2024

The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) will be held from October 1 to 5, 2024 at the the Lindsay Exhibition Grounds in Kawartha Lakes.  For more information visit the IPM 2024 website.
 What is the International Plowing Match?

The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) is a five-day celebration of agriculture and rural living. There are plowing competitions, a range of activities for people of all ages, numerous opportunities to learn about agriculture, near-constant live entertainment in multiple Match venues, hundreds of vendors and exhibitors (large and small equipment, lifestyle items and much more), a wide variety of food … the list goes on. It’s the largest event of its kind in North America.

Kawartha Farmfest

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Visit our Kawartha Farmfest page for information about the annual, one-day, self-guided driving tour of farms and rural attractions throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Kawartha Choice FarmFresh

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Kawartha Choice FarmFresh is a local food brand program to identify farmers, chefs, retailers, farmers' markets and food service providers who focus on promoting farm products grown or produced in Kawartha Lakes or Peterborough County and City.

Visit the Kawartha Choice FarmFresh website to find local food or become a member.

Continued support and enhancement of the buy local food program, Kawartha Choice FarmFresh, promotes consumption of local products and provides opportunities for farmers to connect directly with the local consumers.

Why buy locally?

When you buy locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other products, you:

  • support our local farm community and the farm families who produce the food
  • preserve our local farmland
  • help the environment by reducing "food miles"
  • expand the local food market
  • build relationships with the farmers growing your food
  • gain understanding and trust
  • experience agriculture up close

Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition

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Visit our Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition page to learn more about how we're working to ensure a just and sustainable food system through the Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition.

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