Home of the Tuscola County Fair and Annual Caro Winter Fest and Snowmobile Races. Held annually in January, the event kicks off Friday night as racing teams cruise into town to enjoy local entertainment and community-wide specials as they prepare for a weekend of wintertime fun and racing excitement. The fun heats up on Saturday as fans and race teams head to the Tuscola County Fairgrounds for racing fun on the ice track and festival fun in the warming tent, where there is live entertainment, silent auction, vendor booths, concessions, shirt sales, Penelope’s Beer & Wine Ice Bar, chainsaw carving competition, vendor booths, and much more. And each year there is a special raffle as well. Plus, you never know who you might find wandering around … Like Penelope the Penguin – Event Mascot for the Caro 150 Winter Fest! Kids love seeing her as she’s usually carrying a bag of candy with her. She’s always happy to hang out with them and is available for pictures as well. Your heart will skip a beat as you sit on the edge of your seat in the grandstands watching the racers fly around the track. Saturday’s races feature the following classes: Champ 440, Limited 500, Semi Pro Stock 600, Semi Pro 600 Open, 600 Open, Pro Enduro Shootout, Juniors, and Semi Pro Enduro. On Sunday, the day starts with the Kitty Kat races followed by a driver meet-n-greet on the track and then the 150 mile Enduro race. The professional snowmobile racing is overseen by the Midwest International Racing Association (MIRA) and includes teams from all over the state and beyond. Interested racers can find out more at www.miraracing.com. And just in case you’re wondering, we don’t need snow for our event. Of course, we always hope for lots of snow to enhance the wintertime experience but all we need is cooler temps to keep our ice track frozen for the racing excitement. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate. Admission is $10 for a 1-day ticket or $15 for a weekend pass. Children 12-years old and under get in free with a paid adult admission. Visit the event calendar for complete details. Events and times are subject to change. For more information, contact Debra Lipan at (989) 673-7424 or Kris Reinelt at (810) 569-6856. Want to follow the event or share your Caro 150 Winter Fest stories with us? Become a fan of the Caro 150 Winter Fest Facebook page. As with any community event, we welcome support from sponsors, vendors, and volunteers; inquire with Debra Lipan at (989) 673-7424 for more details.