Feeling a bit tired of being inside? The city of O'Fallon is hoping you'll brave the cold to participate in their newest event: Cabin Fever Daze, Jan. 25-27 at O'Fallon Sports Park (3589 Highway K, O'Fallon, Mo., 63368).
The event includes ice-skating in a temporary outdoor rink, a human dogsled race, field broomball, a snowshow obstacle course, fruit cake chuckin' (bring your own and launch it into the woods), ice carving, a fire performer and more. Food and beverages will be sold.
"We're really excited to try a completely new event during a time of year when everyone is generally cooped up in their homes," said Tom Drabelle, communications director for the city of O'Fallon, Mo.
And this event has plenty of unique activities for adventurous families, such as the human dogsled race. Say mush (but leave the pooch at home)! The festival is currently recruiting human dogsled teams. Four people will pull a musher and a passenger during the race at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. "The Human Dogsled Race will be fun to watch and even more fun to participate in, and you don't have to have any experience to enter your team of six people," said Marsha Seymour, manager of O'Fallon's tourism and festivals department. Registration is $25 for teams of six, and teams must register by Jan. 22. Visit the website to register.
Admission and parking are free. Families can skate during 45-minute sessions for $5 per person. Skate rentals are $1.
The festival is open 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, noon-8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27
For more information and a schedule of events, visit the festival website.