February 17-18, 2024
The Winthrop Snowshoe Softball tournament is a popular annual winter event sponsored by the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce. Now in its third decade, this tournament is held every February on the three-day President’s Day weekend.
On President’s Day Weekend, up to eight local co-ed snowshoe softball teams converge on Winthrop’s ballfield. The weekend is full of good sport, great fun, and an out-of-the-ordinary event that participants and spectators enjoy.
As the name implies, snowshoe softball is a tournament played in the snow. The participants are strapped into snowshoes. The teams must be comprised of equal numbers of men and women. All the balls are fluorescent yellow to let the participants and spectators track the action.
The softballs are not the only things that are colorful. Some teams don costumes in addition to their snowshoes, making Winthrop Snowshoe Softball much, much more than just another softball competition. This is downright hilarious and entertaining for all ages!”