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    SNOWFEST 5: A celebration of everything snowmobile

    Posted by Tyler Nelson
    on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    S.N.O.W. is the acronym for "somewhere north of Wahkon."

    On December 9th snowmobile fans are invited to Wahkon, MN, for the fifth annual SNOWFEST, a celebration of snowmobiling wrapped around a snowmobile film festival.

    “SNOWFEST features the newest and best snowmobile action films, " says 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 featured films are 509 Vol. 12, BRAAAP 17, Boondockers 14, Thunderstruck 16 and Alpine Assassins 8. There will also be 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 2018 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 some memories.

    "It's a party with a purpose" says Dubbs. "Proceeds from the event go to the three 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 sled! Wahkon is on the Soo Line Trail, and the Red Top Loop is also nearby.

     More event and lodging information is available at

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