Snowsfest 2017
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Join us for our 56th year of Snowsfest, on President's Day weekend, February 16-19.
The 2017 Snowsfest theme is "Dr. Seuss in the Snows."


2017 Snowsfest TENTATIVE Schedule of Events

Most activities at tent area – Downtown Cedarville
~Unless Otherwise Specified~
(schedule subject to updates, pending weather, scheduling factors, etc.)
Get your Snow Buddies at the Les Cheneaux Welcome Center! Enter your snow sculpture or snow buddy in our decorating contest by calling the Welcome Center at (906) 484-3935 or email lcichamber@lescheneaux.net

Take advantage of Michigan’s FREE FISHING weekend by participating in our Snowsfest Fishing Contest! No license required for fishing on February 18-19

 
Thursday, February 16
8 am: Pike and Perch Fishing Contest Begins (sponsored by Islands Wildlife & Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce) through dark on Sunday, Feb. 19. Cash prizes for top three fish in adult and youth divisions, with $100 Grand Prize in adult division for largest pike and perch. $10 adult & $5 kids registration fee. Must register before fishing. Winners will be notified by phone on Monday Feb. 20.
 
 
Friday, February 17
3 p.m. – 5 pm: Winter Warm-Up at the Great Lakes Boat Building School – open house with hot beverages, with live music and jam session. Everyone is welcome to tour the school, and musicians are encouraged to come and jam with the band! 
 
5 pm: Snow Statue and Snow Buddy Judging – Must be registered by 4 p.m. to be judged. Register by calling 484-3935 or email lcichamber@lescheneaux.net. NO window judging.

1 to 5:30 pm: Les Cheneaux Community Library Book Sale at the Library on Hodeck Street, Cedarville

5 pm through Friday evening: Snowsfest Pub Shuffle – visit Cattail’s Cove, Hessel Kewadin Casino, Islander Bar, Runway, and Snow’s Bar & Grill to vote on your favorite bar. Ballots are available at each establishment. Must visit all establishments and complete entire ballot for votes to be counted. Themed costumes encouraged!
 
 
Saturday, February 18

8:00 to 11 am: Pancake and Sausage Breakfast – at Les Cheneaux Community Schools cafeteria. Served by Les Cheneaux Snowmobile Club.

10 a.m. Vintage Snowmobile Ride from Hessel to Cedarville followed by display of vintage sleds at Snowsfest in Cedarville. Dust off your old sleds and join other vintage collectors for a ride! Meet at E.J. Mertaugh Boat Works in Hessel. Ride from Hessel to Cedarville. Snowmobiles 25 years and older are invited to the ride and rendezvous. E.J. Mertaugh Boat Works will have a warm-up spot and hot drinks for riders before the ride leaves for Cedarville.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Les Cheneaux Winter Makers Market Arts and Crafts Show at the Clark Township Community Center, Cedarville

10 a.m. to 3 p.m: Les Cheneaux Community Library Book Sale continues at the Library on Hodeck Street, Cedarville.

11 a.m to 2 p.m.: Hot Dogs and Hot Drinks Concession in the Snowsfest Warm-up Tent in downtown Cedarville.

11:30 a.m.: Ceremonial Snowman Burning & Blessing of Snowsfest – Cedarville Launch Ramp area.

10 a.m. Vintage Snowmobile Ride from Hessel to Cedarville followed by display of vintage sleds at Snowsfest in Cedarville. Dust off your old sleds and join other vintage collectors for a ride! Meet at E.J. Mertaugh Boat Works in Hessel. Ride from Hessel to Cedarville. Snowmobiles 25 years and older are invited to the ride and rendezvous. E.J. Mertaugh Boat Works will have a warm-up spot and hot drinks for riders before the ride leaves for Cedarville.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Les Cheneaux Winter Makers Market Arts and Crafts Show at the Clark Township Community Center, Cedarville

10 a.m. to 3 p.m: Les Cheneaux Community Library Book Sale continues at the Library on Hodeck Street, Cedarville.

11 a.m to 2 p.m.: Hot Dogs and Hot Drinks Concession in the Snowsfest Warm-up Tent in downtown Cedarville.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Chili Cook Off: Commercial and Individual divisions. Chili entries must be at the Snowsfest tent in Cedarville between 10:30 am and 11 am. Free entry for cook-off contestants. Tasters buy tickets to vote for favorite chili! Sponsored by First National Bank, Les Cheneaux Branch.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Poker Run Registration in the Snowsfest Tent, downtown Hessel. Ride, walk or run to the following locations to collect your stamps: Albany Bar, Ang-Gio’s Restaurant, Cattail’s Cove, Cedar Pantry, Islander Bar & Grill, Kewadin Casino, Raber Bay Bar n’ Restaurant, Runway Bar, Snow’s Bar & Grill, Yoopman's Bar, Grill and Grocery

11-1 PM: Ice Hole Closest to the Pin Competition. Shooting starts at 1:00 PM on Cedarville Bay. Followed by awards. Registration with your Snowsfest button for 3 shots at getting your ball closest to the pin. Great prizes awarded!

Noon: Kids Games & Frozen Fish Toss at the Snowsfest Tent

2 p.m.: Dog Show – Best trick, best costume and best mastery of the obstacle course.

2:30 p.m.: Emergency Ice Rescue demonstration (tentative) – Clark Township Emergency Services, on the Cedarville Bay ice.

3 p.m.: Winter Wonderland Dog Walk - takes off in downtown Cedarville. Participants and pets receive a goodie bag. Donations welcome, and will help support Friends of the Animals activities. 
 
5 p.m to 7 p.m: Poker Run Ends at Snow’s Bar and Grill, on Park Avenue, Cedarville. Awards to follow.
 
 

Monday, February 20
Drawing for the Snowsfest Raffle at the Les Cheneaux Welcome Center, 5 pm, Cedarville.
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Cedarville, MI 49719
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Cedarville, MI 49719
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