America's Wackiest State Fair Contests
Outhouse Races, Iowa State Fair
This wildly popular contest takes potty humor to a
new level. Teams of four build outhouses and get decked out in their finest
goggles and boots. They race 200 feet down a straightaway to a toilet where the
“driver” cleans a chocolate smear sans hands (i.e., with his rear).
After that, he digs through a cattle trough to find a corncob, changes a roll
of toilet paper, jumps back into the outhouse, and is pushed back to the finish
line. And the reward? The Golden Throne, a toilet seat inscribed, “We’re #1 in the
#2 Business.” Second- and third-place teams win silver and bronze plungers.
Where: Des Moines, IA