Snowmobilers headed to downtown Wahkon, Minn., on Dec. 12 for the third annual Snowfest. Snowfest 3 is a celebration of snowmobiling wrapped around a snowmobile film festival.
“Snowfest features the best snowmobile action films. 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,” said Steve Dubbs, event organizer and chairman of the Wahkon Arts & Film Board.
The invited films are “509 Vol. 10,” “BRAAAP 15,” “Boondockers 12,” “Thunderstruck 13” and “Alpine Assassins 6” and some old school sled movies from the Edgar Heteen archives in the morning. The most popular film was awarded “Best in S.N.O.W.” trophy or, as Dubbs refers to it, the “SNOWY.”
There were also a vintage rally in the morning, new snowmobile displays, deals on gear from local powersports dealerships and 2016 demo rides (conditions permitting). Admission is free.
Proceeds from the event go directly 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.