On December 10th 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 and 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 is also 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 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 3 local clubs who maintain over 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

SAT. DEC 10, 2016

9 am to 11 am Vintage Snowmobile Show Registration

9am to Noon – Old School Snowmobile Films

10am Silent Auction Bidding Opens.

11 to 3 NEW Snowmobile Displays

11 to 2 Vintage Show- (Judging at 1:30)


  • 12- Alpine Assassins 7
  • 1PM BRAAAP 15
  • 2PM 509 Vol. 11
  • 3 PM Thunderstruck 15
  • 4PM Boondockers 13

(Exact times may vary)

3PM & 4PM Silent Auction Bidding Closes

5 PM Awards to Best Films (SNOWY’s)

Door Prizes – ALL DAY

Vintage Rally

10 Trophy Classes

  • BEST VINTAGE COSTUME (no entry fee)
  • CUTTER ( new class)
  • ANTIQUE 68 & before
  • VINTAGE 69-74
  • VINTAGE 75-80
  • CLASSIC 81-90
  • RACE
  • SURVIVOR -(all years – unrestored original)
  • BEST in S.N.O.W.(People’s Choice)

$5 entry per sled / $20 entry 4 or more