Iowa State Fair

Outhouse Races

September 02, 2021

Brock Grain Systems won the 17th annual Outhouse Races Tuesday at the 2021 Iowa State Fair. Team members Mike McDowell, Tiffany Pipno, Tony Rabey, Nick Greif and Nathan Klotzbuck of Des Moines were awarded $300 in cash for out-racing their competition. Brock Grain Systems also won Best Outhouse.

The Real Deal from Defiance made up of Amanda Outhouse, Gracie Outhouse, Arynn Outhouse, Abbi Outhouse and Alex Outhouse took second place with a $200 cash prize. The Real Deal claimed Best Costume.

Third place and $100 in cash went to Wild Deuces, members included Walter Lagerblade, Nick Audsley, Sammi Wangsness, Matt Doughtery and Steve Snell.

Teams, composed of three pushers and one driver, construct their own outhouses. During the race, teams push the outhouses to a toilet where the drivers must clean off the toilet seat without using their hands. Then the drivers search for a corn cob buried in a cattle trough, change a roll of toilet paper and return to the outhouses where the teams push them back to the starting point.