If you were planning to head up to the Boonville-Oneida County Fairgrounds for snowmobile racing this weekend, you're going to have to wait a little longer.

With the warm weather and rain the area has seen in the past few weeks, there just isn't enough snow to sustain the ice-oval for the races.

Instead, event organizers have postponed the Snow Festival to the last weekend of February in hopes that Mother Nature will cooperate better.

The Boonville-Oneida County Fairgrounds will now host three days of sled racing on February 24, 25, & 26.

Beginning Friday the 24th, you can see some of the best snowmobile racing in the northeast with a weekend jam-packed with events.

Here's the full schedule of rescheduled events so you can plan your weekend:

FRIDAY, February 24

  • 8:00AM Gates open
  • 9:00AM Registration Open Kiwanis Building
  • 12:30PM Infield Gates CLOSE for Test & Tune
  • (No Infield entry or exit)
  • 1:00PM Test & Tune
  • 2:30PM BREAK (Infield Gates OPEN)
  • 2:45PM Infield Gates CLOSE
  • 3:00PM Test & Tune
  • 4:00PM Test & Tune Ends
  • 5:00PM Infield Gates CLOSE
  • 6:00PM Line-up for Snowmobile Torchlight Parade
  • at Boonville Town Barn
  • 6:30PM Snowmobile Torchlight Parade leaves
  • Boonville Town Barn
  • 7:00PM Opening Ceremonies On Grand Stand at Fairgrounds
  • Blessing of the Track, Raising of the Colors, Grand Marshal Dedication

7:15 Friday Night Thunder - Pro and vintage racing under the lights!

SATURDAY, February 25

  • 8:00AM Gates Open
  • 8:30AM Gates CLOSE TO INFIELD
  • (Racers must be in the infield to race)
  • 8:30AM DRIVER MEETING - Infield
  • 9:00AM Hot Laps
  • 10:30AM Racing Begins!
  • (Pro & Vintage Racing throughout the day)
  • 7:00PM FIREWORKS

SUNDAY, February 26

  • 8:00AM Gates Open
  • 8:30AM Gates CLOSE TO INFIELD
  • (Racers must be in the infield to race)
  • 8:30AM DRIVER MEETING - Infield
  • 9:00AM Hot Laps
  • 10:30AM Racing Begins!
  • (Pro & Vintage Racing throughout the day)
  • 2:30PM Vintage Adirondack Cup Race
  • 3:00PM Circuit Pro Tour Adirondack Cup Race

Of course all of the events take place outdoors, so you should arrive prepared to be in the cold for an extended period of time.

Here's a list of things to consider packing for the races:

  • Heat packs
  • blanket
  • ear plugs
  • tissues
  • hand-held radio
  • flashlight (parking lot is not lit)
  • Lawn chair, hot seat or cushion for bleachers
  • back pack for purchased items

You'll also have the opportunity to enter a raffle for a new snowmobile or $10,000 in cash!

For more information, schedules, racer info, history and frequently asked questions, visit the Boonville Snow Festival website.

Check out a quick clip of one of the past races:

 

If the news has left a hole in your weekend plans, you can head up to the Adirondack Ice Bowl for some pond hockey instead!


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