13th Annual Grass Drags and Sw ap Meet September 19 in Brainerd www.brainerdsnodeos.com This event started in 2002 as a way to increase club membership and interest in snowmobiling … and it has. What started as a drag event now includes a concession area, big-name vendors and a robust swap meet. It takes place on the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 9 am. General admission is $5, free for 12 and under. Swappers are charged by the load size. 21st Great Southern Grass Drag Nationals, Sw ap Meet & Vintage Show September 27 in Douglas www.byronsnowbears.com This one-day event has it all: big names, pro racing, a swap meet, a vintage show and a mega raffle for a 2016 Ski-Doo MX Z Sport. It’s the largest such event in Southeastern Minnesota and attracts as many as 4,000 people. Gates open at 7 a.m.; racing action starts at 10:30. A $12 entrance fee (ages 11 and up) allows access to the swap, vendors and races. 17th Annual River City Snow Riders Sw ap Meet October 3 in Elk River rivercitysnowriders.org Support trails by attending this swap as a buyer or a seller. The Elk River’s River City Snow Riders Snowmobile Club use this event as a fundraiser for trail maintenance. It takes place at the Sherburne County Fairgrounds. Expect to see displays and swappers selling snowmobiles, parts, clothing, motorcycles, ATVs, watercraft and trailers. General admission to the event is $5, and the gates are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other Minnesota Summer Events • • July 25, Kolacky Days Vintage Snowmobile Show, Montgomery Sept. 25-26, Twin Ports Vintage Fest, Duluth; www.twinportsvintagefest.com Summer 2015 19