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Virginia City World Championship Outhouse Races

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Potty humor abounds at this Virginia City tradition dating back to the day when outdoor plumbing was outlawed and angry residents took their outhouses to the streets in protest. These days, teams of three are pitted against each other in an all-out potty race to claim the latrine title. The Parade of Outhouses begins each day at high noon with races immediately following.

The races challenge teams of three costumed outhouse racers to zip down C Street, the town’s main drag, and hit the toilet paper finish line first.

Click above to register to race.

For more information on what to do in Virginia City, including lodging options, visit VisitVirginiaCityNV.com.



Virginia City’s Annual Camel, Ostrich and Zebra Race

in Entertainment/Events

Camels, ostriches, and zebras make a fine spectacle to watch as they race around with jockeys precariously perched on their backs. It’s a sight you won’t see anywhere else except Virginia City. Bring the whole family for this hilarious event and a true staple in northern Nevada.

New this year, added shade seating, entertainment and more!

Sunday, September 9 – Noon to 2 PM
Dolan Family Day and Champion Sunday

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