OCTOBER 7 - 8, 2023
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
12PM – 4PM
Ready. Set. Push! America’s looniest loo race returns to historic Virginia City October 7th-8th for a weekend flushed with fun. The 34th annual World Championship Outhouse Races is a free-to-attend, quirky commode competition that takes over the center of town with costumed racers and their themed outhouses. Teams are pitted against each other two at a time in an all out sprint down C Street. They’re rolling fast and all decked out for their shot at the latrine title and your vote for best outhouse.
Thousands line the historic boardwalks for this age-old toilet tradition. It is the only outhouse races in the U.S. that began as a political protest. One fateful day, the use of outdoor toilets was banned and angry residents pushed, pulled, and dragged their outhouses to town hall. Now it’s the wackiest weekend of the year in Virginia City and an unforgettable way to explore everything the town has to offer. Grab lunch, a one-of-a-kind gift, stop in for a drink at an iconic saloon, then step out the doors for a front row seat to the races.