2021 Race Director Welcome Letter
I’d like to welcome you to the 54th Annual Hay Days!
This is the one weekend each year the Sno Barons Snowmobile Club is allowed to invite all of you to hang out with us at our facility for the “Official Start of Winter”! We know that you are the reason HayDays has become the largest snowmobile event in the world and a premier powersports show! This opportunity to serve you is very important to us and the decision to postpone number 54 until 2021 was difficult. I’m sure many of you feel the same way we do. It’s now 2021, 2020 is in the mirror and we are moving forward! Our entire club is busy planning what is sure to be a “can’t miss experience”!
And moving forward we are. If you’ve never been to Hay Days, the buzz that’s created is legendary and exclusive to this event. We’ve got something for everyone. Our friends from Arctic Cat, Polaris, SkiDoo and Yamaha will have their beautiful factory trailers in an area we call “Four Corners” and will be showcasing, and often releasing, their new offerings. If a pre-owned snowmobile or ATV is more your budget, there will be many dealers looking to move their inventories as well. We will have hundreds of vendors onsite that can provide you with clothing and gear, most providing “Hay Days only specials”. You might see a glimpse into the future of the great sports of snowmobiling, atving and side x sides as there will be many aftermarket companies showcasing their products.
Incredible talent and skill can be found everywhere as world class motorsport athletes find their way here from across North America (and some the world). From the grass drags, where drivers will reach speeds of 150mph on snowmobiles that produce 800+hp, to the high flying freestyle jumpers that are over 40’ in the air. There will be UTV races in our main expo area and purpose built mud racers showing their expertise in our very own mud pit. We have an area for our younger fans to hang out as well with a sand box, playground equipment and often times a bouncy house. Take a walk down our Memory Lane and check out race sleds and technology from yesteryear. There’s even an RC club from North Branch that comes out to show their skills!
Let’s not forget about the vast expanse of our swap area. No matter what you are looking for, it will be in one of our three swap fields. And when you get hungry and thirsty, we have a wide variety of offerings in our multiple food courts and cold beer in our beer gardens.
All this could not happen without many partnerships. We greatly appreciate the support of the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office, the Almelund Fire Department and Lake Region EMS. Working with the North Branch Chamber of Commerce has been fantastic. The friendships that have grown with our neighbors in Sunrise Township is enormously valued and will last a lifetime. We also could not put this on without the support of many snowmobile clubs from across Minnesota and Wisconsin.
To wrap this up, to say that the Sno Barons are excited to serve you in 2021 would be an understatement. Safe travels and we’ll see you when you get here!