Wahkon, MN – On Dec. 10, snowmobilers will head to Wahkon for the fourth annual Snowfest. Snowfest 4 is a celebration of snowmobiling wrapped around a snowmobile film festival.
“Snowfest features the newest and best snowmobile action films," said Steve Dubbs, event organizer and chairman of the Wahkon Film and Arts Board. "This year’s films literally bring the art form to a higher level with tighter chutes, bigger drops and the best riders in the business, showing viewers how to take no prisoners. It’s a great kick-off to a new riding season.”
The invited films are 509 Vol. 11, BRAAAP 16, Boondockers 13, Thunderstruck 15 and Alpine Assassins 7 as well as some old school sled movies, from the Edgar Heteen archives in the morning. The most popular film will be awarded “Best in S.N.O.W.” trophy or the “SNOWY.”
In addition to the snowmobile film festival, there will also be a vintage rally in the morning, new snowmobile displays, hot deals on gear and 2017 demo rides (conditions permitting). It’s a family friendly day with free admission and free popcorn and pop for the kids.
The vintage rally attracts enthusiasts who bring rare and classic snowmobiles. Attendees are welcome to bring and show vintage snowmobile to the show or come and view some old iron and relive the memories.
"It's a party with a purpose" said Dubbs. "Proceeds from the event go to the three local clubs who maintain more than 400 miles of trails in the Lake Mille Lacs Area. The benefiting clubs are the Mille Lacs Trails Club, the Garrison Commercial Club and the Mille Lacs Driftskippers. We appreciate all they do to keep our trails in top condition and we want to help and support them."
The event is held snow or no snow. If there is snow bring your own sled. Wahkon is on the Soo Line Trail and the Red Top Loop is also nearby so there is great snowmobiling nearby.
More event and lodging information is available at www.snowfest.club
Snowfest 4 Schedule Of Events
Saturday, Dec. 10
9-11 a.m. - Vintage Snowmobile Show Registration
9 a.m. to Noon – Old School Snowmobile Films
10 a.m. - Silent Auction Bidding Opens
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – New Snowmobile Displays
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Vintage Show (Judging at 1:30)
Noon – Film Festival Begins
Noon - Alpine Assassins 7
- 1 p.m. - BRAAAP 15
- 2 p.m. - 509 Vol. 11
- 3 p.m. - Thunderstruck 15
- 4 p.m. - Boondockers 13
(Exact times may vary)
3 p.m. and 4 p.m. - Silent Auction Bidding Closes
5 p.m. - Awards to Best Films (SNOWYs)
Door Prizes – All Day
Vintage Rally - 10 Trophy Classes
- Best Vintage Costume (No Entry Fee)
- Cutter (New Class)
- Antique 1968 & Before
- Vintage 1969-74
- Vintage 1975-80
- Classic 1981-90
- Custom/Rat Rod
- Survivor - (All Years - Unrestored Original)
Best In S.N.O.W. (People's Choice)
$5 Entry Per Sled/$20 Entry 4 Or More