The Great Outhouse Blowout!
257 Penn's Store Road, Gravel Switch, KY, USA
www.pennsstore.com - 859-332-7706
The Great Outhouse Blowout! Gravel Switch Reviews
Aug 27, 2006
Ok, so I went to school in Danville, KY (30 minutes outside of Gravel Switch, and 45 minutes from Lexington) which is a booming metropolis compared to Gravel Switch. This tiny (no stop light) town is home to the oldest continuous run general store - this is where the "Great Outhouse Blowout" comes in. Procedes from this event go to the maintence of the wiggly two room shack. On one side of the field is a small car show, on the other is a big stage where local Elvis impersonators as well as many bluegrass bands gather to entertain the crowd. There are a variety of foodstands offeringtastey country fare - very cheap. The highlight of the eventwould most definately be the out house races. People from around the area construct outhouses, mounted on wheels, complete with a seat inside. Teams race, each potty with an unfortunate soul seated on the john. It is quite a sight, as could be imagined - definately fun.
It is usually held the first saturday in October, but this year it is September 9th for who knows what reason.
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