Guide << and vintage snowmobiles. Clubs involved include the Mystic Riders (Princeton), the St. Francis Sno Ghosts; the Anoka Winter Knights; the Grandy Northern Lites; the Cambridge Drift Dusters and the Milaca-Rum River Sno Riders. Spectate: Gates open at noon on Friday, and at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission on Friday and Sunday is $10; $15 on Saturday or $25 for a three-day pass. Children 12 and under are free. Participate: There is bracket racing for all makes and models, including vintage drags and kids racing events. For more information on the race classes and registration, check the website. Negotiate: Swap space is first come, first serve and swappers are charged based on number of days swapping, vehicle and trailer size. Spectators have access to the swap with a general admission wrist band. Navigate: The main entrance to the grounds is at US Highway 169 and County Road 29 in Princeton, about 1 hour north of the Twin Cities. 47th Haydays Grass Drags and Sw ap Meet September 7-8 in Sunrise (North Branch) www.snobarons.com This is the summer snowmobile event that begets all summer snowmobile events. Haydays means many things to many people, including the largest swap in the state, new snowmobile introductions, a freestyle show, performance parts, deals on gear and grass drags. The Sno Barons Snowmobile Club, which organizes Haydays, provides grants to Minnesota clubs for capital improvements to trails from event proceeds. Spectate: Action at Haydays is non-stop. Check the event schedule in the program, but be prepared for the unexpected. Rule of thumb: if you see a crowd gathering, something is about to happen. The entry fees are $20 for Saturday, $10 for Sunday or $25 for a two-day pass. Youth under 12 are free. Participate: Grass drag races will be sanctioned by the National Snowmobile Racing Association (www.nsraracing.org). Negotiate: There is more than 30 acres of swap meet, with everything from Bolen Rouge parts to pickled eggs. Bring cash and good walking shoes. To sell at the swap, you must register online at www.snobarons. com. As of mid-June, 688 swap spaces were already sold. Navigate: Sunrise is east of North Branch on the I-35 corridor. Detailed directions, including back-road routes, are at www.snowbarons.com. Indoor pool • Whirlpool • Sauna • Complementary AmericInn Perk Hot Breakfast Whirlpool/Fireplace Suites • Cozy Fireside Lobby • Internet Access Blackduck, MN 218.835.4500 Brainerd/Baxter, MN 218.829.3080 Mt. Iron/Virginia, MN 218.741.7839 Roseau, MN 218.463.1045 Silver Bay, MN 218.226.4300 Mt. Iron/ Virginia Two Harbors Brainerd/ Baxter Tofte Welcome to the end of the day. SM F armington Sno-Tigers Sw ap & Expo September 14 in Farmington www.farmingtonsnotigers.com The Dakota County Fairgrounds comes alive with snowmobiles for the annual vintage show, swap and expo. The Sno-Tigers have been around for 40 years and maintain 50 miles of trail in the Farmington area. This is the club’s sixth year hosting this event. Spectate: This event is free to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participate: Bring your old iron for a friendly, judged competition. Prizes will be awarded for the best 1985 and earlier trail sleds restored and unrestored, farthest traveled, and peoples’ choice. Negotiate: Swap meet spaces are $15 in advance, $20 onsite. Navigate: Farmington is on the southern edge of the Twin Cities metro area, and the fairgrounds are a few blocks south of its downtown. Roseau Blackduck Silver Bay Tofte, MN 218.663.7899 Two Harbors, MN 218.834.3000 Nationwide Reservations: 800.634.3444 • www.americinn.com Summer 2013 17