Skip to Main Content

Caledon, Ontario, Canada: Momument to World Plowing Competition

A big cement ball studded with metal plates commemorates Caledon's moment in the spotlight: when it hosted the 1953 World Plowing Competition.

Caledon Public Library

18313 Hurontario St., Caledon, ON, Canada
Caledon Public Library. On the north side of Hwy 10, just past the city limit sign, in front of some trees next to the public library (look for the flagpoles).
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Momument to World Plowing Competition

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

World Plowing Monument.

Monument to World Plowing Competition

Every year, beginning in 1953, the World Ploughing Organisation (British spelling) has held a worldwide plowing contest "to foster and preserve the art and improve the skill of ploughing the land." The competitions have been held in 24 different nations, and a monument of some sort is erected annually to commemorate the event.

The 11th annual event was held in Caledon, and was commemorated with a large stone globe embedded with metal plates engraved with the names of the countries that participated in that year's contest.

[signmanjoe, 06/14/2015]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Great War Flying MuseumGreat War Flying Museum, Cheltenham, ON, Canada - 9 mi.
World's Largest Golf BagWorld's Largest Golf Bag, Amaranth, ON, Canada - 11 mi.
William Jelly StatueWilliam Jelly Statue, Shelburne, ON, Canada - 18 mi.
In the region:
Niagara Daredevil: Look Up, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada - 70 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Ontario Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

The Troll Hole, Alliance, Ohio (Sep 25-Oct 1, 2023)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings