An outhouse known as the Poo Poo Platter was voted the winner of the 25th Annual Outhouse Tour & Contest in Elk Falls, Kansas.
The Poo Poo Platter captured first place amongst 24 outhouses exhibiting their wares in late November within the tiny metropolis, a 90-minute drive southeast of Wichita. Ending second was an outhouse known as Night time of the Residing Poo, and grabbing third was the Hip-Pee Hut.
Attendees vote for the successful outhouse, and Boyd Koehn, the chairman of the Buddies of Elk Falls Affiliation, believes extra folks attended this yr’s pageant than any prior pageant. Previous festivals attracted as much as 1,500 folks, however attendance is all the time an estimate as a result of the outhouses are scattered about city on personal property.
This yr’s two-day occasion was marked by delicate November climate with temperatures within the mid-50s and mid-60s. Apart from Kansas residents, attendees hailed from New Mexico, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska and Arkansas, Koehn says.
Festivalgoers listened to performances by a bluegrass group, Attain for the Sky, and visited the Keefe Homestead Museum. There are not any eating places in Elk Falls (inhabitants 126), so hungry attendees selected both a barbeque meals truck, a roast beef sandwich meal at a senior middle, soups on the Calvery Chapel Church, ham and beans at a one-room schoolhouse or a hen and noodle meal and bierocks (stuffed rolls) on the O and B constructing.
A number of storage gross sales and cubicles with crafts added to the festivities. And, final however not least and one thing so applicable for an outhouse pageant, many fortunate attendees had been transported on a motorized tour of Elk Falls on a manure spreader.
Apart from the winners, a few of the different outhouses on show sported such inventive names because the Doo Doo Drop In, Humpty Dumped, the Store and Go Common Retailer and Stool District #1 and #2.