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.
Copyright 2009-2015 by Keith Stokes. These photos may not be reproduced without written permission. .