Inaugural Aroostook County SnowBowl offers thrills and chills

February 23, 2023

Locally known businessman Jim Gamage of 180 Sealcoating and Striping has been busy this fall and winter planning a tourism event for the Caribou area. SnowBowl 2023 promises thrills and chills for snowmobilers and snow lovers alike when the winter celebration kicks off March 2-5 in Caribou.

The thrills at the first-ever event will be supplied by a RaveX freestyle stunt show, Northeast SnoCross racing and Monster Truck rides. In addition, a casino night at area restaurants will include a grand prize, and winners of the snowmobile poker run will share a $4,000 pot.

The chills will come at a giant snowman-building charitable fundraiser, a historic snowmobile ride and when clubs compete in a Groomer Rodeo for the title of Aroostook County’s Best Groomer.

Recovery Aroostook, a Caribou-based nonprofit that serves those with substance use disorder, and other charities will benefit from the event. Follow Spud Speedway on Facebook for more detailed information.

SnowBowl Schedule

March 2

The event kicks off with a sponsor party from 6-9 p.m. at Evergreen Lanes. Sponsors and guests will get tickets to the exclusive gathering.

March 3

SnowBowl Restaurant Casino Night, 5-10 p.m. Includes three $10 SnowBowl Bills — use one at each of three stops at participating restaurants. Play a casino game and win chips to compete for the the grand prize.

March 4

SnowBowl Groomer Rodeo, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Watch snowmobile clubs compete for the title of Aroostook County’s Best Groomer and get a free ride on the Monster Truck Moose Maine-iah during the SnoCross races.

SnowBowl Sled-a-bration on Bennett Drive, 4-9:30 p.m. Bennett Drive will be shut down and transformed for this free community event featuring a snowmobile stunt show by the Rave X team, a snowmobile parade, a bonfire, music, food trucks, beer garden, vendors, bounce houses and fireworks.

March 5

SnowBowl Snowmobile Clubs Poker Run, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Purchase game cards at Spud Speedway from the Caribou Snowmobile Club and visit — via automobile or snowmobile — the Limestone, Fort Fairfield, Presque Isle and Washburn Clubhouses for cards, coffee and a bite to eat. Winner of the $2,500 grand prize will be announced at Spud Speedway at 3 p.m. Second-place prize is $1,000, third is $500.

March 4 & 5

Two days of SnowBowl Northeast SnoCross Racing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Northeast SnoCross tour will make its first-ever trip to Aroostook County. Racers from all over New England and beyond will compete for series championship points. Several classes of racing are scheduled during this two-day event held at Spud Speedway. Vendors will have food, merchandise displays and other goods.

Header Photo: Carol Miller Photography


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