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Cabin Fever Days and Barstool Ski Races this weekend

| February 7, 2024 12:00 AM

The annual Cabin Fever Days and World Famous Barstool Ski Races return Feb. 9-11.  

Many events occur at multiple locations throughout Martin City, Hungry Horse and Coram. Martin City is the location of the World Famous Barstool Ski Races on Saturday, with several kids' events and snowshoe softball. 

Cabin Fever Days organizer Steve Paugh says the barstool ski races down Sugar Hill are an “edgy and competitive” sport. Racers come from all over to compete including Canada. 

“It’s a two-person race,” Paugh said. “The winner of the race is sometimes the winner who didn’t fall off. If you fall down when you’re going down the hill, then you get up and you push yourself. You’re never out of it until somebody crosses the finish line.”

Participants often wear costumes while using barstools on skis to make it down the hill. Also, some creative entries provide extra entertainment during the races like the band Playing in Traffic which performs while racing down the hill. 

All-access souvenir buttons are sold for $5 at the entrance to Cabin Fever Days in Martin City and are required to enter all events. 

Free shuttles make continuous loops through Hungry Horse, Martin City and Coram on Saturday. 

Cabin Fever Days is the annual fundraiser for first responders of Bad Rock Canyon. Proceeds benefit the Martin City Volunteer Fire Department, Hungry Horse Volunteer Fire Department and Canyon Quick Response Unit.

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Friday, Feb. 9

6 p.m. Scotch Doubles Pool Tournament, Southfork Saloon, Martin City

7 p.m. Darts Tournament, Stonefly Lounge, Coram

7 p.m. Karaoke with Mr. Gengler, Stonefly Lounge, Coram

8 p.m. Destination DJ, Dew Drop Inn, Coram

Saturday, Feb. 10

8:30 a.m. Kids Sled Race check-in begins with races at 10 a.m., Sugar Hill, Martin City

10 a.m. Biscuits and gravy, Packers Roost, Coram

10:30 a.m. Barstool Ski Race check-in and inspection, Sugar Hill

Noon Barstool Ski Races, Sugar Hill

Noon Kids Three-Legged Race, Lietz Fire Hall

1 p.m. Kids Tug-a-War, Fire Hall

2 p.m. Snowshoe Softball, ball field

2 p.m. Hog Roast, Packers

2 p.m. Kids Sack Race, Fire Hall

3 p.m. Justin Harris & the Pocket Aces, Stonefly

3 p.m. Kids Egg & Spoon Race, Fire Hall

4 p.m. Barstool Ski Race Finals, Sugar Hill

4 p.m. Mountain Man Competition, Packers

4 p.m. Arm Wrestling Tournament, Paul Bunyan

5 p.m Larry Myer, Packers

6 p.m. Desperate Electric, Stonefly

6 p.m. Black Cherry, Deerlick

7 p.m. Barstool Ski Race Awards

8 p.m. Destination DJ, Dew Drop

8 p.m. Out on Bail, South Fork

9 p.m. Surfbat, Stonefly

10:30 p.m. Late Nite Vibes with Desperate Electric, Stonefly

Sunday, Feb. 12

11:30 a.m. Lounge Act by Desperate Electric, Stonefly

1:30 p.m. Roshambo, Stonefly

4 p.m. Super Bowl Party, Stonefly

4:30 p.m. Super Bowl Party, South Fork