Arts, Dining & Entertainment

5th annual Snowmobile Festival returns to Vermont State Fairgrounds


Courtesy Vermont State Fair

Saturday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m.—RUTLAND — The excitement is revving up as the Vermont State Fair will host the return of the highly anticipated 5th annual Snowmobile Festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enthusiasts will gather at the Vermont State Fairgrounds located at 175 South Main St. (Route 7 South), Rutland, for a day packed with thrilling events and displays.

This year’s festival promises a snow-packed day of fun for the entire family. Attendees can expect a vibrant parade at noon featuring 13 classes of snowmobiles along with special awards. Trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m. with door prizes and donors announced throughout the show hours.

Admission is free, and participants are invited to enter their sleds at no cost. Judging will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. with the parade kicking off at noon. Additionally, a variety of breakfast and lunch options will be available on-site, courtesy of the High Ledge Snow Stormers.

The festival boasts an impressive class list spanning vintage models to contemporary favorites, ensuring there’s something for every snowmobile enthusiast. From “1965 & Older” classics to “Rat Sleds” and “Youth” categories, there’s a class for every sled aficionado.

In addition to class awards, extra special recognition will be given for Judge’s Favorite, People’s Favorite, Oldest Sled, Most Sleds Entered/Displayed, and Farthest Distance Traveled by Entered/Displayed.

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