Winter Festival Brings Outhouse Races to Mackinaw City
Outhouse racing isn't an Olympic event yet, but it does come with some big prizes.
The 26th Annual Mackinaw City Winter Festival is Jan. 18 - 19, 2020. There will be a chili cookoff, ice fishing tournament, snow sculptures and the infamous outhouse races which they call "the best case of the runs you'll ever have."
Prizes for the outhouse races include: $500 for first place, $200 for second place, $100 for third place and $100 for Best in Show.
It stinks, but outhouse races have strict rules:
- The outhouse must be 4x4x6 on skis.
- There must be a five-person team. One person must ride with the other four pushing or pulling.
- The outhouse must have a toilet seat.
- The outhouse must have material to wipe with.
- The team must have a name.
Let's be honest. The most fun you'll have is coming up with the team name.
Both adult and junior teams are welcome to race. Get registered.