swap MEET

You never know what you’ll find…

Your trip to Hay Days isn’t complete until you check out our legendary Swap event. Established in 1980, it’s become the biggest and most successful snowmobile and power motorsports-related swap meet in the world. It’s no exaggeration to say that you can probably walk all day and not see everything the Swap has to offer.

You’ll find great deals on just about any power motorsport item, from the latest ATVs, dirt bikes and go-karts to vintage sleds to a mind-boggling array of parts, accessories, apparel and unique items.

With over 30 acres of space – that’s nearly the size of 23 football fields! – and thousands of sellers from across the U.S. and Canada, if you can’t find it at the Swap, you probably won’t find it anywhere!

Interested in purchasing a Swap spot? Here’s how.

Swap Questions

The gates open the same time as the rest of Hay Days, 7 a.m.

Backpacks come in handy for toting smaller purchases, while many buyers use a wagon to haul their larger purchases.

Easy! Check in with the Wild River Snowmobile Club, located near the Tin Roof Saloon.  They will haul your item to one of the three designated drop-off spots free of charge.

Unfortunately, no. You’ll need to wait until you get home to drive your new toy.

Spectator gates open each morning at 7 a.m., and the Swap ends at 5 p.m.

  • This Swap is massive, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes!
  • Looking to buy? Bring a backpack to tote smaller purchases and a wagon to haul larger ones.
  • Bought something big and need help transporting it? Members of the Wild River Snowmobile Club can help haul your newly purchased goodies to one of our designated drop off spots (one each in the west, south, and north parking lots).  Drive-up loading ramps are also available at drop-off spots to ease loading items into back of pickup trucks.
  • Cash is king when negotiating deals.
  • Be cautious that the item you are purchasing is not stolen or of questionable origin. In some cases, you maybe able to ask the Chisago County Sheriffs, who are located around the grounds, to verify that a serial number does not belong to a stolen vehicle. The Chisago County Sheriff’s department will be spot-checking sleds leaving the grounds.
  • Avoid giving sellers the full amount for a purchase or making a large cash deposit and then returning later to pick up your item. Ask sellers for their ID if you plan to make a partial payment and return later to retrieve your purchase.