Kick Off Summer With A Snowmobiling Weekend!

Classic Sled Roundup
A past Classic Sled Roundup snowmobiling image shared by the Snowmobile Hall of Fame.

Again this year, the weekend seen as the unofficial kickoff to summer will itself be kicked off with snowmobiling!

The Snowmobile Hall of Fame in St. Germain, Wisconsin, is hosting its 20th annual Classic Sled Round Up on May 25-26. The event is a high-profile vintage snowmobile show. It’s also a sizeable vintage snowmobiling swap meet. It’s a social affair that includes a cookout and social time with fellow sledheads. And it’s a great excuse to go to the Wisconsin Northwoods to check out the amazing Snowmobile Hall of Fame Museum.

Saturday, May 25 is setup day and social time. There will be a cookout and social hosted by the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club at 3 p.m. Saturday is also a fabulous time to visit the Hall of Fame museum. It has more than 100 snowmobile race sleds on display, covering all aspects of the sport.

New since last year’s Classic Sled Round Up are displays honoring the 2024 Snowmobile Hall of Fame class that was inducted in February. That includes a Jeff Ludwig twin-tracker, an upside-down Levi LaVallee stunt sled, a Russ Lemke-prepped sled originally driven by Ken Hallas, plus a winning Corey Davidson sled. There’s also a special Ariens snowmobile display this year, plus tons of snowmobiling paraphernalia.

Snowmobiling Sunday

On Sunday, May 26, things really get rolling early at the St. Germain Town Park. It’s about 1 mile east of the Snowmobile Hall of Fame building. Vendors for the swap meet and vintage show begin showing up shortly after sunrise.

The official start time for the swap is 7 a.m. It wraps up at 3 p.m.

Running concurrently is the event’s vintage snowmobile show. There will be judging in 28 classes. They range from the very earliest rear-engine classics all the way up to snowmobile race sleds from as recent as 2004. You never know which strange brands, exotic one-off machines or timeless classics will show up.

There will also be wacky carburetor shot put competitions, raffles and all sorts of fun. The museum will also be open Sunday for visitors. And, while in the Northwoods, a dash over to Eagle River for the World Snowmobile Headquarters/International Snowmobile Hall of Fame building is a great side-venture.

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7 thoughts on “Kick Off Summer With A Snowmobiling Weekend!

    • Avatar for John Prusak

      I’m guessing they’d gladly sell you a swap meet spot to sell your sled.

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  • Avatar for Andrew Morey

    Can I sell my sled there .I have a 1968 FoxTrack .It has a 292 JLO MOTOR.IT RUNS

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  • Avatar for Barry Kolsrud

    Have a 1984 Ski Doo Nordik pulling sled. Still runs.

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  • Avatar for John Zeglin

    This is an excellent one-day swap meet. Very well attended with active buyers and sellers. Nice city park setting with food, drink, music and a great show. My favorite summer swap, not the biggest quite like Princeton or Haydays but great stuff shows up every year. I drive several hundred miles and consider it a “MUST” attend event. Go Saturday and go to the HOF Cookout or also venture over the Museum at the Eagle River racetrack about 20 minutes away. See you there.

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  • Avatar for Viking

    Nice to see the Polaris sleds in the picture. 1971 Charger and 1970 TX. Best sleds int the day. Reliable, durable, great price, marketed to middle class, top performance sleds. Come on Industry go back to your roots.

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