Join us for our 53rd year of Snowsfest!
Most activities at tent area - Downtown Hessel
Some events are in Cedarville, and those are indicated below!
*Snowsfest buttons required for all events. One (1) free coffee or hot chocolate at the Snowsfest Concessions in Hessel for anyone wearing their Snowsfest button. Buttons = raffle tickets, and your chance to win a $1,000 LCI Shopping Spree, overnight stay on Drummond Island or flat screen TV!
Button design by Jay Freel, 5th Grade Student at Les Cheneaux Elementary
**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 email@example.com
Take advantage of Michigan’s FREE FISHING weekend by participating in our Snowsfest Fishing Contest! No license required for fishing on February 15-16.
Music and MC on Saturday by G-Man Entertainment
Snowsfest 2014 - Remembering the '70s!
Thursday, February 13
8 a.m.: Pike and Perch Fishing Contest Begins (sponsored by Islands Wildlife & Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce) through dark on Sunday, Feb. 17. 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. Register and measure fish at Cedar Pantry and Hessel Grocery. Winners will be notified by phone on Monday Feb. 17.
Friday, February 14
10 am: Winter Bird Watching trip with The Nature Conservancy – meet at the Cedar Pantry BP Station in Cedarville and carpool/drive to sites. Bring binoculars to get the best views!
4:30 pm - Cardboard Box Sled Races – 1970s Theme, at the school sledding hill, at Les Cheneaux Community Schools – use elementary parking lot on Hilltop Drive. ALL ages welcome. Registration from 4:30-5 pm. Racing starts at 5 pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. NO window judging – sorry.
1 to 6 pm: Les Cheneaux Community Library Book Sale at the Library on Hodeck Street, Cedarville.
Evening, starting at 5 pm: Snowsfest Pub Shuffle – visit Bumpa’s, Cattails, Hessel Kewadin Casino, Islander, Runway, and Snow’s 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 15
Events throughout the day at the tent:
- Leader Dog Exhibit and puppies
- Horse Drawn Hay Rides – donations welcome.
7:30 to 11 am: Pancake and Sausage Breakfast – at Les Cheneaux Community Schools cafeteria. Served by Les Cheneaux Snowmobile Club.
9:30: Registration for Kitty/120 Races in the tent, warm-up laps on ice, drivers meeting @ 10:15. Racing begins at 10:30! On the Hessel Bay Ice.
10 a.m.: Snowman Burning & Ceremonial Blessing of the Snowmobiles at the Kitty Cat Race track.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Les Cheneaux Winter Makers Market 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 tent 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.
Noon: LOTS of Kids Games and bouncy house at the Snowsfest Tent, sponsored by Carmeuse Lime & Stone.
1:30 p.m.: Cross Country Ski Tour. Inquire about location at Snowsfest tent. (weather dependent)
2 p.m.: Dog Show – Best trick, best costume and best mastery of the obstacle course.
2:30 p.m.: Emergency Ice Rescue demonstration – Clark Township Emergency Services
2:30 pm: Snowshoe Hike at Gerstacker Preserve, 12 miles East of Cedarville. Park at Nature Conservancy sign. Led by a Nature Conservancy naturalist.
5 p.m to 7 p.m: Poker Run Ends at Islander Bar, on Pickford Avenue, downtown Hessel! Awards to follow, Pub Shuffle Award Winner announced.
8 PM: SKY LANTERN LAUNCH OVER HESSEL BAY – AT MARINA AREA. Donations appreciated.
Sunday, February 16
10-10:45 am: Register for the Frosty 5k Run or Walk and 10K Run will start and end at the Islander Bar, Hessel. Proceeds are fundraiser for the Cedarville Trojan Booster Club and Snowsfest. Prize for the best “1970s Era” costume. Race begins at 11 am! $15 entry fee includes lunch.
Noon to 4 pm: Les Cheneaux Sportsman’s Club Open Shoot - do not have to be a member to shoot. At Sportsman’s Club east of Cedarville, on M-134.
Noon to 12:30 p.m.: Ice Hole Two Person Golf Scramble Registration at the Islander Bar, Hessel. Shotgun Start @ 1:00 PM on Hessel Bay. Followed by awards at the Islander Bar. $20 Registration with your Snowsfest Button, Great Prizes Awarded!
3 pm: Winter Wonderland Dog Walk - join us for a fun, approximate 2-mile winter dog walk. Prizes, hot beverages and great dog socialization. Meet everyone at the Hessel Grocery, where the route will be announced. Please bring and walk dogs on leashes. Donations to the Mackinac Co. Friends of the Animals are welcome!
Monday, February 17
Drawing for the Snowsfest Raffle at the Les Cheneaux Welcome Center, 5 pm, Cedarville.