Snowfest canceled due to lack of snow

REED CITY — No snow. No go.

The first Reed City Crossroads Snowmobile Snowiest needed a good bed of snow to make it work.

There was snow. Then there wasn’t. Now there isn’t, and there won’t be enough to support a major snowmobile orientated event.

The Snowfest is canceled.

Originally planned for the weekend of  Feb. 11, organizers of the Snowfest had to postpone the first go-around.

Now it is canceled for 2012, but planners promise it will be back.

“I want people to know that we want to make this a yearly thing,” said organizing team member Chuck Davis.

“Ninety percent of money spent for this event was used on things that can be reusable next year

“We can still use the same format”

Despite the disappointment, Davis is sure 2013 Snowfest will be a great event

“I think honestly it will turn out better next year because we can have a lot more planning time,” he said.

“We’ll have more things for kids next year.”

Organizers plan on having some events this summer on the property in support of the festival..

“Community interest was phenomenal,” Davis said.

“We never dreamed it would have this much interest.”

Davis expected around 500 people to come to the inaugural event and said he expects that in the future this will be one of the biggest festivals in the state.

Anyone having any questions can contact the Crossroads Snowmobile Snowfest organizers at (231) 832-5622.

There also is a website with information regarding the event at www.