Our 11th annual Festivus was our best year yet!! Thank you, Battle Creek, for an amazing turnout! With over 700 people in attendance and 65 sleds this year, the weather worked out perfectly for us to watch a wide array of sleds ripping down the hill.
From P51 Mustang jet fighters to giant Gold Fishes, even a huge Pop Tart, the creativity of the sleds each year never ceases to amaze. In the end, we handed out 12 of our signature handcrafted trophies along with BCMAMS merchandise and a brand new to toboggan.
We have to say a big thank you to Leila Arboretum for their 11 years of partnership. Scott Wright's chili and Cafe Rica's coffee kept everyone warm. Territorial Brewing Company generously donated delicious beer for us all to enjoy. Gardner Brothers Landscape was on standby to deliver snow again for us but luckily Mother Nature brought her own this year.
The BCMAMS would like to thank all who came out and enjoyed another great year of sledding. None of this would be possible without our great community.
“Name's Festivus, Nice to meet you." This is our longest running event. We first hit the slopes in 2009 and have been back ever since. We live in Michigan, and this is our winter event to show our appreciation for the all the season.
How it works:
Build a sled, using cardboard or any other paper product. Put it together using any type of adhesive you want: tape, glue, stain and rubber cement. These are the only products allowed on the construction of your sled. Paint, color, stain, tape your sled however you want. No props can be used for the structure. Costumes are welcomed.
There will be food and beverages for sale. Trophies will be awarded in categories for adults and children. Warming areas and merchandise are always available. Participation is FREE! This event supports the BCMAMS and the Leila Arboretum.
Saturday Febru-hairy 3, 2018
Sled Registration 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Sled Races begin at 1:45 PM
Tons of Trophies - Food and Beverage
Leilea Arboretum - 928 W. Michigan Ave.
• Make a cardboard sled
• Race it
• Get Beer
• It'll be amazing!