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Outhouse Olympics

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Welcome to the annual Mountain Foliage Festival in Independence, where outhouse racers run for the golden throne, toilet paper is tossed and the loveliest "ladies" are crowned Potty Princesses.

By Landmark News Service

INDEPENDENCE — The annual Mountain Foliage Festival features events you can see nowhere else, like outhouses on wheels racing down the street, a Potty Princess “beauty” pageant and a toilet paper toss.
The town's Grand Privy Race was recently named the state's official outhouse race by the Virginia General Assembly. Teams pull custom-built outhouses — or “privies” — in a race for the prized bedpan trophy.
The event kicks off today, Friday, with a pie baking contest and the pageant tonight.


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