It’s official: Spring has more than sprung in most of the snowbelt. In fact, mosquitos, woodticks and other creepy-crawly things are littering the woods where we all normally ride sleds!
That’s not to say, however, that you shouldn’t do something snowmobile-related this Memorial Day weekend. To the contrary, there are a small handful of events where you can go enjoy the love of old snowmobiles, all while wearing shorts and eating hot dogs. How’s that for a piece of Americana?!
Here’s a quick look at three vintage sled events happening this weekend.
The Snowmobile Hall of Fame in St. Germain, Wisconsin, is holding its annual Classic Sled Roundup on Sunday, May 25. It’ll feature a large display of vintage and antique sleds, with judging in multiple categories. There is also a sizable swap meet, food vendors and much more. And, because it’s at the Hall, visitors will likely include several famed racers from the past. Click here for more information.
Tug Hill Vintage Snowmobile Show & Swap
Located in the heart of snowmobile country in upstate New York, Lowville seems like the perfect little town to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a sled show. That must be what the Lowville Volunteer Fire Department thought last year, anyway, when they put together the inaugural event. Now back for a second year, the show is Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25, at the Lewis County Fairgrounds. This year’s featured sled will be the AMF Harley Davidson, making it a good event to ride to on the bike, if you have one. Like other vintage events, it’ll include a swap meet, judging and prizes and various things to do. Click here for details.
Blossburg Coal Festival Vintage Snowmobile Show
Located in Blossburg, Pennsylvania, just 30 miles from the New York border, the vintage display is a part of the larger and entertaining annual Coal Festival. There will be many sleds on display, with judging in multiple classes. But those in attendance can also take in the large car show, festival foods, kiddie rides, flea market, coal museum, live entertainment and fireworks, making it an ideal family destination. The event starts today (May 23), but the snowmobile show/display is schedule for Saturday, May 24,, starting at 9:30 a.m. For details, visit the Blossburg Coal Festival Facebook page.