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PENN'S STORE GREAT OUTHOUSE BLOWOUT
Saturday, September 13, 2014

featuring

The "GREAT OUTHOUSE 300 RACE"

To see a list of past Outhouse 300 Winners, click here.

                                                                                                                           Photographer: Kirk Schlea

 " GREAT OUTHOUSE BLOWOUT "

KENTUCKY'S PREMIER OUTHOUSE EVENT

featuring the "OUTHOUSE 300"  RACE

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Certified "HILLBILLY PROUD"

 Saturday      SEPTEMBER 13, 2014      10 AM - 6 PM

 ADMISSION: FREE!

Donations appreciated to help with event costs.  All those making a donation will be given a Ticket and will be eligible for Door Prizes.

Visit our following sponsors; find the hidden outhouses at some of the locations; and receive a free t-shirt when you present them at the Great Outhouse Blowout!

 2014 Official SPONSORS & CONTRIBUTORS

FISHMARKET - SEAFOODS, Louisville, KY

 DRUTHERS, Campbellsville, KY

 OLDE TOWNE DISTILLERIES, Harrodsburg, KY  
 

 BACKWOODS PERFORMANCE OUTFITTERS,  Danville, KY

 LAU-MOR FARMS, LLC,  Perryville, KY

 BIG DAWG radio,  Campbellsville, KY

 FARMERS NATIONAL BANK, Lebanon, KY

 DANVILLE BOYLE COUNTY CVB, Danville, KY

 STUART POWELL FORD, Danville, KY

 KENTUCKY TRUST

 INTER-COUNTY ENERGY, Danville, KY

 CAMPBELL SANITATION, Danville, KY

 CAREY FUNERAL HOME, Springfield, KY

 CASEY COUNTY BANK, Liberty, KY

CENTRAL KENTUCKY FEDERAL, Danville, KY

 CHUBBY BAIRD, Middleburg, KY

 DISCOUNT AUTO SALES, Liberty, KY

 DUKE'S COIN LAUNDRY, Danville, KY

 BLUEGRASS SOUTH LIVESTOCK MARKET, Stanford, KY

 McGLONE CONSTRUCTION, INC. Harrodsburg, KY

 PAPA JOHNS, Danville, KY

 STITH FUNERAL HOME, Danville, KY

 TED LAVIT, Attorney, Lebanon, KY

 TAYLOR COUNTY MUFFLER SHOP, Campbellsville, KY

 BURKMAN MILLS, Danville, KY

 BURKMAN MILLS, Lebanon, KY

 SOUTHERN STATES, Danville, KY

 SOUTHERN STATES, Liberty, KY

 CEDARWOOD RESTAURANT, Lebanon, KY

 DANVILLE BIKE & FOOTWEAR, Danville, KY

 NASH. CLEVELAND. GODFREY, Danville, KY

 PENN HAMS, Mannsville, KY

 PIZZA HUT, Liberty, KY

 FUDGE FACTORY, Harrodsburg, KY

  * Keep Ticket for Door Prizes 

*Bring Chair / Blanket

RV Parking and Camping available.  Contact Penn's Store.

 CONTESTS

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* OUTHOUSE BACHELOR Contest (for women)

* UGLY LEGS Contest (for men)

 For Contest Rules & Prizes contact Penn's Store 

 or check at Tent next to Stage day of event 

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For a printable copy of the 2014 Great Outhouse Blowout Rack Card containing the schedule for the day, click here.

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Visit the Entertainers' Page for the 2014 Great Outhouse Blowout Here

South 49!

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2014 AWARD WINNERS

To see a complete list of former Award winners, click here.

 CRESCENT MOON AWARD ( CMA )

AGNES M. SMITH
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania


The CRESCENT MOON AWARD is bestowed yearly to one for their contributions and efforts in promoting and preserving the ole "outhouse" with dignity. The 2014 CMA goes to
Mrs. Agnes M. Smith of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Agnes, an outhouse historian,
has been a collector of outhouse memorabilia most all her 86 years.
In 2013, having decided to donate her life long collection to one of two selected sites,
Agnes M. Smith selected Historic Penn's Store to receive her precious collection.
Some of her collection will be on display at the
2014 "GREAT OUTHOUSE BLOWOUT" at Historic Penn's Store.

   MOON & STARS Award

Larry Smith & the BIG DAWG
Campbellsville, Kentucky

The Moon and Stars Award is presented annually by Historic Penn's Store to one in the entertainment or media field whose works have brought the "outhouse" to the public's attention.

 

 GOLDEN THRONE Award

DAVID & JENNIFER ALLEN and the KENTUCKY RIDGE RUNS
Casey County, Kentucky

The GOLDEN THRONE AWARD is presented yearly to one/ones who have
exemplified independence, courage and conviction.

For their courage in being the FIRST outhouse RACE TEAM to represent Kentucky
in an out of state race at the August 30, 2014 MOONSHINE DAZE outhouse race in Celina, Tennessee
CONGRATULATIONS!

Outhouse Racers Announced!

KENTUCKY RIDGE RUNS
Casey County, KY
Sponsor: Druthers, Campbellsville

DUMP TRUCK
Mercer County, KY

BLOWOUT
Washington, County, KY

GEORGIA BOYS
Boyle County, KY

MOONSHINE RUNNERS
Mercer County, KY
sponsor: Olde Towns Distilleries

OUT BACK OUTFITTERS
Boyle County, KY
sponsor: Backwoods Performance Outfitters, LLC

ONE HOLER ROLLER
Boyle County, KY
sponsor: Lau-Mor Farms, LLC

TENNESSEE MOONSHINE DAZE
Celina, Tennessee
sponsor: Race Director, Ike Bonecutter

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CAR ~ TRUCK ~ MOTORCYLE SHOW

For information about Cruise-in and Car Show -- DRIVE IT & SHOW IT, click here.


Photographer: Kirk Schlea

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Penn's Store Face Book Page Here:

To get information on Facebook about Penn's Store and/or the GREAT OUTHOUSE BLOWOUT go to JEANNE LANE's Facebook Page.

or

http://www.visitlebanonky.com/events/great-outhouse-blowout-historic-penns-store/

Facebook page with Blowout pictures and links…https://www.facebook.com/VisitLebanon?ref=hl

Penn's Store

is a TURTLEMAN TREK OFFICIAL STOP


To learn more about TURTLEMAN TREK go to

http://www.visitlebanonky.com/itinaries-tours/turtleman-trek/

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To join in on the fun and enter your own outhouse, or sign up as a vendor,
see the icons below.

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Admission for the Great Outhouse Blowout, including all other events, is FREE this year!  Come enjoy the fun.
RV Parking/Camping is available.  Contact Penn's Store.


Bring chair or blanket
Open to public at 10am.
Check back for updates and more details.

Penn's Store Face Book Page Here:
To get information on Facebook about Penn's Store and/or the GREAT OUTHOUSE BLOWOUT go to JEANNE LANE's Page at https://www.facebook.com/jeanne.lane.14?fref=ts


For those of you concerned about the store and what is going on with the cleanup and with the well being of the pets there, click here for more information.

For More Information:

Penn's Store
257 Penn's Store Road
Gravel Switch, Kentucky 40328
Phone: 859-332-7706
E-mail: pennsstore@aol.com

GPS Coordinates: N37.549912; W085.028191

STORE HOURS
( All hours are "country hours" - give or take a few minutes.)

 APRIL  thru  SEPTEMBER
Saturday   11 AM ~ 6 PM
Sunday       2 PM ~ 6 PM

 OCTOBER  thru  MARCH
Saturday    11 AM ~ 5 PM
Sunday        1 PM ~ 5 PM

For more information about Penn's Store visit Jeanne Lane on her Facebook page.


What is the Great Outhouse Blowout?

 

This event started out as a dedication of Penn's Store's new outhouse in 1992. Why would anyone celebrate getting an outhouse? Because the store had never had one. The store had no running water or restroom facilities of any kind, just plenty of trees. The store still does not have running water, but it does have an outhouse. Some of us thought that was worth celebrating, especially the ladies that stay in the store all day.

The dedication was held in 1992. Several of our musical friends lent their talents to the days festivities. The shows were headlined by Chet Atkins and Billy Edd Wheeler. Billy Edd wrote the song "Little Brown Shack Out Back".
 
A few years later we added outhouse racing. If you have never seen outhouses race, you are in for a treat. In fact, some of our competitors travel from far away places, even Canada. But our races are a little different than most. Our races are one-on-one drag races along a 100 yard road. The winners keep advancing until a final winner is crowned. 
 
The outhouses are not real outhouses. Although one year we did have a real outhouse compete. After the race, it was put to use by the Amish in the area. The racing outhouses are sleek, lightweight, and fast. Each year we see new designs. Everyone trying to get the best edge to win. Some of the racers have corporate sponsors that pay their entry fee, travel expenses, etc. But most teams are just groups that pool their money to build and race on their own.


 

Click here for nearby tourism information

For more information,  click on the outhouses below.






 

Check out our 1998 Blowout!


 

Want to find out about entering your own outhouse?


 

We also have booth space for vendors. Interested?


This page last updated 09/12/2014