After laying low in 2013, to focus on development of the Racing program, we are happy to announce JetFest's return June 21, 2014!!!

JetFest, the NEWA's recreational pwc event returns for 2014 with a new event format, while staying true to the original focus of the rallies before it. Like events passed, this year's event will feature our trademark giveaway PWC (model/style TBA), charity raffles, door prizes , and free swag!

This year's event will feature full day free riding and beach attendance, followed by an evening social gathering at The Sport Island Pub on the Great Sacandaga! The staff at the Sport Island Pub will roll out the red carpet for JetFest, so all can enjoy a few hours of adult entertainment! At SIP, all jetskiers will enjoy tasty delights, drink specials, live music, and a great time for a great cause! The evening will culminate with the giveaway of our free charity watercraft, all while enjoying an unforgettable view of the lake itself! Transportation options/details will be announced soon!

Not to be deprived the outdoor, natural setting of the Adirondacks, full weekend camping will of course be located at the Northampton State Campground, a rustic yet state of the art facility where all JetFesters have come to call home. Returning from Sport Island Pub to the campground everyone will have a chance to enjoy a campfire, some fresh night air and the company of their friends, both new and old.

Participants may camp at this location or may simply enter the facility for the day. Consecutive years of full weekend camping have resulted in a boatload of friendships and countless laughs and good times for many repeat attendees. While we strongly encourage attendance for the entire weekend, there are several B&B and hotel/motel options a short distance away. Whether trailering your PWCs in that morning, spending an evening or long weekend camping, the annual JetFest venue is convenient, economical & enjoyable for the entire family.

The ultimate object of desire is of course the free PWC! Each year WetWerX Water & Snow and NEWA staff transform a tired and homeless watercraft (with parts donated by SBT and HydroTurf) into a glistening giveaway machine for one lucky registrant to take home! Previous years’ giveaway skis include: Kawasaki X2, 1996 Sea-Doo XP, 2003 Sea-Doo Gti, 1995 Sea-Doo HX and 2002 Yamaha GP800…always something different, brought back to excellent shape, ready to be enjoyed by the winner. Entry to the PWC raffle is automatic with each paid $20 registration. Registration will be available at the NEWA Headquarters in Northampton (location TBA), as well as during the freeride hours at the beach.

A percentage of proceeds from JetFest is annually donated to the charity of our choice. Procedes this year will be donated to Morgan Baker, a friend and supporter of the NEWA who suffered traumatic injury as the result of a vehicular accident, as well as to local first response organizations who help to keep our sport safe. To date JetFest has donated in excess of $10,000 to numerous associations. A heartfelt thanks goes out to all the wonderful people who have helped execute this event each year. Without you, our achievements would not be so great!