Draft horses and tractors take to the field this Saturday for the 94th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match. This year’s event is at Reeves Road.

Draft horses and tractors take to the field this Saturday for the 94th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match. This year’s event is at Reeves Road.

The 94th Chilliwack Plowing Match breaks ground Saturday

The 94th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match returns to break some sod April 2.

The 94th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match returns to break some sod April 2.

This year’s B.C. Plowing Championships in draft horse and tractor classes takes place at 10:30 a.m. at Reeves Road, just off  Yale Road East.

Admission to the event is $5 for adults with children (under 12 and accompanied by an adult) getting in free.

Among the highlights of the annual plowing match are the magnificent draft horses with sulky or walking plows, restored antique tractors with antique trailer plows and modern tractors with high tech competition plows.

There are numerous classes for both draft horses and tractors and, of course, the ever-popular mayors tractor competition, which is open to mayors from Abbotsford, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope and Mission.

Refreshments and lunch are served by the Sardis Kiwanis Club and there will be wagon rides and horseshoeing demonstrations.

To learn more about the event, go to www.thechilliwackplowingmatch.com.

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