This hilarious Comstock tradition pits teams of costumed outhouse racers against each other. One person rides and the remaining team members push, pull or drag the decorated outhouses down the racetrack.
The official parade of outhouses starts at 12noon on Sat., Oct. 6th, on “C” Street in downtown Virginia City, followed by a double elimination tournament from 1 to 5PM. Second rounds of the competition and the final race for the championship take place on Sunday starting at 12PM.
There will be a chance to vote for the ugliest, the prettiest, the most unusual outhouses, etc. during the People’s Choice Awards on Saturday. All races take place on “C” street (the main drag) in downtown Virginia City.
Typical outhouse themes vary in styles, décor, and originality, leaving the entries completely up to the imagination of the team and the company, group, or family that it represents. This makes for interesting renditions of artistic license! Some of the entrants from past years include “The Flapper Crappers”, “The Haunted Outhouse”, “Alice In Pottyland”, “The Potty Poopers”, “The Urinator”, and “The Golden Throne” whose team comes all the way from San Jose, CA!