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The Great Cochrane Outhouse Races – Cancelled

September 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

One of Cochrane’s most fun, quirkiest events is coming back to Historic Main Street.

Every year, people from near and far arrive in Historic Downtown Cochrane to see the Cochrane Outhouse Races. 20 plus teams race rolling outhouses up and down First Street chuck wagon-style. The rules are simple: all outhouses have to have four walls and a toilet inside, four people push and one person rides on the “throne” inside.

Local businesses, sports teams, clubs, and even politicians (imagine that!) form teams and design outhouses, all in a push for fame and fortune…cash prizes go to the Fastest Team and the Funniest Team. All proceeds go to a local charity chosen by the celebrity announcers and the coveted Golden Plunger goes to the biggest sponsor.

Race Day is September 19th!

A few other details make the Cochrane Outhouse Races worth visiting every year: celebrity announcers broadcast from the bonafide Bonanza chuck wagon (remember that classic?), and a group of local gunslingers stage an old-fashioned gunfight.

Outhouses racing down Cochrane’s main street. That’s pretty much it! You just need to come down and see it for yourself.


September 19, 2021
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Historic Downtown
1st Street West
cochrane, Alberta T4C 1X8 Canada
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