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Outhouse Races

  • Sapphire Valley Resort Sapphire, NC 28774 United States (map)
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Hosted by the North Carolina Mountain Towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva


Your Homemade Outhouses can be made of wood, cardboard, plastic, or any other homemade items. There are three people on a team and outhouses are secured on a set of skis, which can be provided to you by the Sapphire Valley Ski Area. These skis are pushed by two team members, while one team member ‘sits’ inside.

Outhouses are equipped with a seat with at least one (1) hole, and a roll of toilet paper, or alternative wiping source. The race course is a two-lane track on packed snow (or on ice), with two teams racing each other head to head over a length of approximately 120 feet (40 yards), the first 30 feet being propelled by the pushers and the last 90 feet under its own gravitational power.

This event is as exciting as ‘Drag Racing’ if you use your imagination. Outhouses can be very simple, or as elaborate as anyone wants them to be.

Race teams consist of three people: 2 team members “PUSH’ the outhouse 30 feet, while one ‘Sits inside the entire 120 feet. The front (doorway) of the Outhouse will be used for Starting Line alignment and to determine the winner at the Finish line.

Earlier Event: February 17
Boone Winter Farmers