Winterfest Mackinaw City
International Outhouse Races
January 17 - 19, 2013

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
The high (or possibly low) point of the 16th annual Winterfest in Mackinaw City was the International Outhouse Races conducted on Saturday afternoon. 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

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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