Winterfest Mackinaw City
International Outhouse Races
January 18, 2015
Photos from 2009

Page 1 - Ice sculpture contest

2009 Mackinaw City Winter Trip Report
2008 Mackinac Island Winter Trip Report

Outhouse trophies - toilet seats
Poop Coupe racing outhouse from Midland, Michigan
Poop Coupe

The 2015 Mackinaw Pepsi International Outhouse Races in Mackinaw City, Michigan are scheduled for Saturday 17 at 2PM at the Shepler's Lot located at the intersection of Huron Avenue and Central Avenue. It will begin with a parade of outhouses.

The races are open to both Adult and Junior Teams and each team must have 5 people, with one riding and 4 pushing and pulling.  The Outhouse must also have a Toilet Seat and have Material to Wipe with. There is $1,850 in prize money.

The photos on this page are from 16th annual Winterfest in 2009. There were 11 outhouses entered, though some outhouses were used by more than one team, so there were at least 14 teams competing.

It was a gloomy, cold windy day with a wind chill below zero. There was a warming area slightly out of the wind, but the snow had melted in that area and people wanting to warm up had to stand in water.

But there were still several hundred spectators.

Outhouse Race Web Site

Jail cell outhouse

Mickey's Mini Mart Outhouse from Cheboygan, Michigan

Santa Claus in an outhouse pulled by reindeer.
This outhouse was only on exhibition and did not race.

Keyhole bar outhouse entry
3rd place outhouse - "Holy Crapper" by Mackinaw City's Key Hole Bar.

Pink flamingo outhouse
Flamingo Flushers have competed for several years.

Winterfest outhouse race start
These were the second place (O'Reilly's Irish Pub) and 1st place (Red Bull) outhouses - but the Red Bull outhouse was
used by several teams and I don't think this was the team that won overall. The Red Bull outhouse, which was sponsored
by Cheboygan Dental Group and Hoppie's Bar, also won Best of Show.

Red Bull Outhouse - Mackinaw City winter

Mackinaw City International Outhouse Races

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