Check out the third annual snow show and swap meet


It’s too early for snowmobiling, but it’s not too early to get ready for the upcoming season.

The third annual Riverside Snowmobile Club snowmobile show is set to take place October 20 at the Riverside Clubhouse, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

The event is a great opportunity for snowmobilers, snowmobile enthusiasts, those who are curious about snowmobiling or anyone at all to enjoy a few minutes or a few hours at the clubhouse browsing the snow vehicles that will be on site that day in the beautiful setting of the Riverside Clubhouse, in the midst of the fall foliage.

“You never know what you will see at the show,” says club president Dave Shaver. “But if past events are any indication, this should be a great show. Our club’s executive has worked really hard to get the word out about this year’s event.”

For those who want to bring a snowmobile to the display, the show is open to any sled, any make or model and any year, he explains.

“A lot of people have some really interesting, unique pieces,” said Shaver. “We want to encourage them to bring them to the show.  Maybe your passion is racing. If you have a race sled, bring it to the show, there are show categories for them too. Vintage sleds your thing? We definitely want to see them too.”

The club’s first show had one of the largest and most interesting displays of vintage sleds around, from the most common manufacturers and a few of the lesser known. “We are hoping to at least match that impressive display.”

For those with more current tastes, there will be lots at the show for you too. There are show classes for all sleds from the vintage era to current model years. 

“While there is a lot of interesting old stuff out there, I know there is also a lot of really interesting newer stuff too,” says Shaver. “There are a lot of guys with special order sleds or who have exceptionally well kept sleds or who have added some neat aftermarket stuff, and we want to see them too.”

To register a sled, simply bring it out to the show, since there is no cost to participate. Every participant will receive a dash plaque to commemorate the occasion and they may even be a class winner and take home a trophy.

Area snowmobile dealers will have displays on site and will also compete against each other for the best display plaque.

While the show has attracted a good display of sleds in its first two years, what has been lacking is the crowds to enjoy the show. “We are hoping to change that this year,” says Shaver who encourages the sledding community and the community at large to drop by and enjoy the show. 

Admission is free.

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