The traditional turning of the sod gets underway this weekend at the 92nd annual Chilliwack Plowing Match.
The event will bring farmers, along with their draft horses and tractors, to a wide-open field for another plowing competition on Saturday.
This year’s match takes place at the south-east corner of Annis and Chilliwack Central roads at 10:30 a.m.
People with draft horses will be competing in the walking plow and sulky (riding) plow classes. Those with tractors will be taking part in classes such as antique tractor, reversible plow, and junior tractor.
The B.C. senior and junior championships will also be held this weekend.
Competitors are judged on straightness of the rows, covering weeds, firmness and pack, crown, and general appearance.
Judges for the draft horse classes are Alex Charles and François Freyvogel, and judges for the tractors are Jim Sache and Lynn McDonald.
The Chilliwack Plowing Match is hosted by the Chilliwack Plowing Society and starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 5. Admission is $5, kids 12 and under are free.
Lunch and refreshments will be available from the Sardis Kiwanis Club concession.