REED CITY — Crossroads Snowmobile Snowfest organizers knew that not everything was in their hands when it came to pulling off the first of what they hope will be an annual festival.

They could not, however, promise snow.

Snowfest has been postponed. The new date is Feb. 25.

The place is the same. The Snowmobile Snowfest will be held one mile north of Reed City at the Nartron Air Field along old U.S. 131.

Planning team member Chuck Davis and Mike Saez have rescheduled a list of events with a little something for just about everybody.

The highlight of the day will be snowmobile drag races. Racing begins at 11 a.m. There will be a 650-foot radar run, a youth radar run, “grudge match” racing and much more. Also planned is a snowmobile orientated swap meet, a vintage snowmobile show, a ton of concessions, and lots of snowmobile fun.

Organizers hope that despite the delay there will be a fine showing that will go a long way toward creating a return event that may become a signature on the local calendar.

“We are just hoping we have snow by Feb. 25,” said Davis. “If not, we will need to reschedule the event for next year.”

Davis said that much of the equipment and materials purchased or stocked up on in anticipation of the Snowfest could be carried over to next year if necessary.

While the Snowfest needed to be postponed, more than 250 snowmobile riders passed through the Crossroads area the last weekend there was a substantial amount of snow on the ground.

For more information, contact the event organizers at (231) 832-5622 or visit