Celebrate winter at O’Fallon’s newest family-friendly festival, Cabin Fever Daze at O'Fallon Sports Park. Go skating, have fun joining in zany activities, watch awesome ice carving and other exhibitions, play broomball, and purchase tasty winter festival food and beverages like s’mores and hot chocolate. Admission and parking are free!
Saturday, January 25, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, January 26, noon – 6 p.m.
Skate on O'Fallon's temporary outdoor rink! The cost is $5 per person for a 45-minute session. Skate rental is $1 per pair; or, bring your own skates. The rink will be open skating both days during festival hours. Before participating, please read and follow these rules.
Human Dogsled Races
Ready, set... mush! Encourage your friends and family for a friendly competition in the Second Annual Human Dogsled Races in O'Fallon. Pre-registration is required. Races begin on Saturday, January 25.
- Race for only $25 for team of 6. Registration closes on Saturday, January 25.
- A complete team of six (6) participants consists of four (4) pulling the sled, one (1) rider and one (1) musher.
- The average team age minimum is 15.
- All team members must complete a signed waiver/release document to be eligible to participate.
- Teams are highly encouraged to wear a team costume!
- Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place finishers.
- Best Costume will be decided by Mayor Bill Hennessy.
- See the application for a list of required equipment and rules.
Free activities & entertainment
Field Broomball – Take part in this non-traditional, fun way to play broomball. First-come-first-play sign-ups will be available on Saturday, with open play on Sunday. Pre-register on Saturday for open-play times on Sunday. There's no age-limit on this strictly-recreational activity, but kids should play with age-appropriate competitors. Broomball will be played on a field, with equipment, brooms and a ball, provided.
Ice Sculpting – Watch master ice carvers create fanciful shapes from blocks of ice.
Carvings will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Snowshoe Obstacle Course – Just for fun, strap on a pair of snowshoes and trek over the course. The obstacles challenge participants to weave through a thicket of climb a makeshift mountain, hop through a hula hoop hurdle and dribble a soccer ball, before ducking underneath a rope to sprint to the finish line. Snowshoes and poles will be provided.
Snowflake toss – Test your throwing skills by tossing a football through the middle of giant snowflakes.
“Freeze Your Buns” trivia run – Run to designated stations and select the correct answer in this winter-themed trivia game.
Snowball relay – Create snowballs with shaved ice and race your opponent through the course to the finish line!
Fruit Cake Chuckin' – Get rid of that dried up fruit cake left over from the holidays. Bring your own fruit cake, load the catapult, and fire away for free! No fruit cake? Fruit cake is available for $1 per shot.
Kids' Area – The Kids' Area will be open 1–5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Kids can make snowflakes and other winter-themed crafts, free. The "Snowflake Lady," Marion Nichols of the City Museum, will demonstrate the art and fun of snipping intricate paper snowflakes on both days.
Become a Cabin Fever Daze Vendor
Volunteers – We need your help!