VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. — The historic mining town of Virginia City, Nevada hasn’t wiped away the good times had during the days of outdoor plumbing.
One fateful day in history, the use of outdoor toilets was allegedly banned and angry residents pushed, pulled and dragged their outhouses to the town hall in protest.
From this event the World Championship Outhouse Races were born, returning this year on October 3rd and 4th as one of the town’s favorite quirky events.
The event pits teams of costumed outhouse racers against each other as they rush down the town’s main drag, C Street, with one rider taking the throne as the other two race to the toilet paper finish line.
Clever team names such as “The Pot Rod,” “The Classic Crapper,” “The Flapper Crapper” and “The Urinator” dominate the town’s loudspeakers throughout the event.
The Parade of Outhouses begins at noon Saturday, Oct. 3rd with races immediately following. The racing continues Sunday, Oct. 4 at noon and concludes with the crowning of the champion outhouse racing team.
The World Championship Outhouse Races are sponsored by Dolan Auto Group, Mustang Ranch Steakhouse, Coors Light, and Camelot Party Rentals. For more information on this event or to enter a team, visit online, or call the Virginia City Tourism Commission (VCTC) at 775-847-7500.