The NH Grass Drags and Watercross is a three-day powersports extravaganza held annually by the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association on Columbus Day weekend in October. Also known in the snowmobile world as “The Grass Drags” or “Epping,” the Race Into Winter Grass Drags and Watercross is the premiere event for snowmobile enthusiasts and competitors.
Race Into Winter: October 6-7-8, 2023
Over 45,000 Attend NH Grass Drags and Watercross
The NH Grass Drags and Watercross is the Biggest, Baddest Snowmobile Event in the World. Considered the start of New England’s snowmobile season, over 45,000 snowmobile and outdoor enthusiasts turn out each year to watch some of the fastest snowmobile racers from the United States and Canada. The event starts on Friday at 2 PM and doesn’t end until 6 PM Sunday at Brookvale Pines Farm, 154 Martin Road, Fremont, NH.
NH Snowmobile Grass Drags
Some of the fastest snowmobiles in the world compete at speeds topping 121 mph, side-by-side along four lanes. If you have a favorite snowmobile brand, chances are you will have something to cheer about. Friday’s snowmobile grass drags features the amateur class, that run into the evening under the lights. The big guns come out Saturday and Sunday, with 0-60 times that would annihilate most supercars. Snowmobile race classes can include: Stock, Improved Stock 600cc – 800cc, Improved Stock 1000cc, Pro Stock 600cc – 800cc, Pro Stock 1000, Pro Mod, Heavy Mod, Open Mod and the mighty 4-Stroke Turbos.
NH Watercross Racing
The NH Grass Drags and Watercross also feature watercross racing, also known as snowmobile water skipping. Yes, snowmobiles racing on water. NH snowmobile watercross competition includes straight line drag racing and the unique oval style racing on the pond at the center of the race facility. Hosted by the Eastern Watercross Association, race classes include 600, 800 and Amateur, Semi Pro and Pro. It’s fast, exciting, and yes, they do sink!
Race into Winter is more than just racing. The nationally known Rave-X Freestyle team performs Winter X Games snowmobile freestyle stunts throughout the weekend. Jumping snowmobiles from massive ramps at amazing heights. The Rave X team performs big air tricks, synchronized flips, heel clickers, superman, backflips and other gravity defying stunts. The performance can be seen from multiple areas on the race grounds but you may want to get to the stunt area early and get a good spot to shoot some mind boggling photos and video.
Lawn Mower Racing
The New England Lawn Mower Racing Association has side-by-side hardcore racing during the triple header weekend. The mowers race at speeds from 6 to 60 mph depending on track size and race class, swapping paint for the checked flag. Contact them for racer details.
Snowmobile Vendor Displays
More than 110 vendors display the latest in snowmobile technologies, clothing, accessories, travel opportunities and demos. NH Grass Drags and Water Cross feature factory displays by the major snowmobile and ATV manufacturers, Arctic Cat, Polaris, BRP, Ski-Doo, Lynx and Yamaha feature their latest models and hot accessories. The biggest snowmobile shopping experience in the region.
Unbeatable Prices on Snowmobile Gear
- Snowmobile Jackets and Bibs
- Women’s Snowmobile Fashion
- Boots and Gloves
- Helmets and Goggles
- Casual Wear and Hats
- Limited Edition Event Shirts
- Snowmobile Trailers
- Ski and Studs
- Performance Parts
- Tractors and Power Equipment
If you’re shopping for new or used snowmobiles, this is the best place for selection and deals. There are dozens of vendors and a mind boggling choice of snowmobile clothing and accessories to choose from. Best deals, huge selection, massive savings! Do you like snowmobile swap meets? The NH Snowmobile Swap Meet is a gigantic flea market for gearheads looking for used sleds and hard to find parts.
NH Grass Drags and Watercross Activities
- Enormous Swap Meet
- Large Dealer Displays
- Rave-X Freestyle team
- Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show
- Amateur Grass Drag Racing
- Amateur Watercross Racing
- 120 Mini-Sled Racing
- Lawn Mower Racing
- The Spectator Challenge
- Youth Zone Fun for Kids
- On-Site Camping
- Helicopter Rides
- Club Booths
- ATV and Motorcycles
- Awesome Food
- Lodging nearby
NH Snowmobile Swap Meet
The NH Snowmobile Swap Meet is one of the largest in the region. Buy or sell used snowmobiles, ATVs and other powersports equipment at the NH Grass Drags and Watercross. An amazing selection of used parts for snowmobile, ATV, vintage snowmobile. If you are searching for hard to find snowmobile stuff, you may just find it here.
Sponsorship at NH Grass Drags and Watercross
We offer sponsorship packages to fit every budget, let our team know what you need. Every racing event at the NH Grass Drags and Watercross offers high visibility to a targeted consumer group that is loyal to brands and has disposable income.
A Volunteer-Driven Fundraiser
It may surprise you to learn that one of the biggest snowmobile events in the world is organized and executed by volunteers. It is the largest fundraiser for the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association and helps finance the efforts of the NHSA as well as over 100 participating clubs who maintain the trails you ride every winter. The NHSA is a 501c4 non-profit organization. We appreciate your support and hope to see you in October!