Three more notable fall snowmobile shows/expos have been cancelled in recent days, continuing the drumbeat of events that won’t be held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 virus and its resulting restrictions and laws.
The annual WSSA Snowmobile and Power Sports Expo and Swap Meet that’s been held annually in Payallup, Washington; the Alberta Snowmobile and Powersports Expo typically in Edmonton, Alberta; and PA Powersports Show scheduled for Lebanon, Pennsylvania, were added to a growing list of snowmobile events that have been cancelled in 2020.
The pin was pulled on the Washington event in late July, with this message from the Washington State Snowmobile Association: “After the Puyallup Fair announced their cancellation, the writing was on the wall for our’s. It has now been confirmed. We are in the process of securing our dates for the 2021 Expo.”
The Alberta and Pennsylvania announcements both came Tuesday, August 4.
“In light of the current pandemic issues and requirements, the ASA has put the www.albertasnowmobileshow.com on hold for this season. We held out as long as we could but could not find a viable way to produce a successful show this season,” the Alberta Snowmobile Association posted on social media, while in PA this was written: “The Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s show. We want our members, vendors, volunteers and attendees to remain safe and healthy. We will see you all in 2021.”
Previously cancelled were the huge Haydays Grass Drags & Swap Meet in Minnesota, Big East Powersports Show in New York, New Hampshire Grass Drags & Watercross and Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo events and well as the Sled Expo in West Springfield, Massachusetts, plus a large number of grass drags, select watercross races and more.
Here’s to hoping this thing gets solved soon — in the U.S., Canada and across the world! Here’s a list of the major snowmobile events that usually attract factory displays and such, and their status. If it doesn’t state “CANCELLED,” that means the event is still being planned as of the writing of this story on August 5.
Haydays Grass Drags & Swap Meet — CANCELLED
North Branch, MN
Big East Powersports Show — CANCELLED
Syracuse, New York
Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo — CANCELLED
NH Grass Drags & Watercross — CANCELLED
Fremont, New Hampshire (AKA “Epping”)
Alberta Snowmobile & Powersports Show — CANCELLED
Washington Snowmobile Expo and Swap Meet — CANCELLED
International Snowmobile, ATV and Powersports Show
Utah Snowmobile Show
Pennsylvania Powersports Show — CANCELLED
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Sask Snow Show
Sled Expo — CANCELLED
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Idaho Snowmobile Show