Join us for our 62nd year of Snowsfest, every second weekend in February, February 9-13, 2023. This annual winter carnival in the Les Cheneaux villages of Cedarville and Hessel includes our wildly popular chili cook-off, kids games, a pub crawl, Snowsfest Fun Run, previously named the poker run, Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show and Ride, cardboard sled races, and a "Space Race 5K" run! A $5 Snowsfest button gets you a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of 3 awesome prizes, a stay on Drummond Island, $1000 Les Cheneaux Shopping Spree, or a 50 inch TV!
Take advantage of Michigan’s fishing in the Snowsfest Fishing Contest! Contest begins Thursday, February 9. Cash prizes for top 3 fish in adult and youth divisions, pike & perch.
Friday, February 10 events include the Friday night Pub Shuffle to local taverns kicks off at 11 am and continues through the night. The Winter Warm-Up at the Great Lakes Boat Building School from 3-5 pm and the Blessing and Burning of the Snowman at 5pm.
Saturday, February 11 kicks off with the pancake & sausage breakfast by the Les Cheneaux Snowmobile Club, arts & crafts show, hot cocoa crawl, fat tire bike demo, library book sale, chili cook-off, Snowsfest Fun Run, previously named the poker run, and Fireworks at dusk over Cedarville Bay.
Sunday, February 12 offers the Space Race 5K, sleigh rides, and emergency ice rescue demo in Hessel.
Full schedule of events on Facebook or at lescheneaux.net