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Join us for our 56th year of Snowsfest, on President’s Day weekend, February 16-19. This annual winter carnival in the Les Cheneaux villages of Cedarville and Hessel offers nearly 20 activities to warm up the winter, including Bingo, our wildly popular chili cook-off, kids games, a pub crawl, poker run, vintage snowmobile ride and exhibit, cardboard sled races and much more! A $5 Snowsfest button gets you a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of 4 awesome prizes, including a Les Cheneaux shopping spree, tickets to golf on Mackinac Island, a 43-inch TV, or a 2-night stay at any Kewadin Casinos property along with 2 ferry tickets to Mackinac Island.
Take advantage of Michigan’s FREE FISHING weekend in the Snowsfest Fishing Contest! No license needed to fish February 18-19. Contest begins Thursday, February 16. Cash prizes for top 3 fish in adult and youth divisions, pike & perch. Bingo at Hessel School House will round out the night– doors open at 5 pm. Bingo starts at 6 pm.
Friday, February 17 events include the Winter Warm-Up at the Great Lakes Boat Building School from 3-5 pm. The Friday night Pub Shuffle to local taverns kicks off at 5 pm and continues through the night.
Saturday, February 18 is the main event day, a pancake & sausage breakfast by the Les Cheneaux Snowmobile Club, arts & crafts show, vintage snowmobile ride and show, book sale, concessions, chili cook-off, poker run, frozen fish toss, emergency ice rescue demo, and dog walk.
Sunday, February 19 offers our wonderful weekly Farmers & Artisans Market, at the Hessel School House, from 10 am to 2 pm.
Full schedule of events on Facebook or at lescheneaux.net