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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.

  * 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)

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 For Contest Rules & Prizes contact Penn's Store 

 or check at Tent next to Stage day of event 

 SCHEDULE WILL APPEAR HERE LATER

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2014 AWARD WINNERS

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

 CRESCENT MOON AWARD ( CMA )

Honors one for the contributions and efforts in promoting and preserving the outhouse with dignity.

   MOON & STARS Award

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

Honors one who has exemplified independence, conviction and courage

 


Photographer: Kirk Schlea

CAR ~ TRUCK ~ MOTORCYLE SHOW

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

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Penn's Store Face Book Page Here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/157239977806242/?ref=14

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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Meet and Greet

Other friends will be joining us at the Great Outhouse Blowout. 

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Admission for the Great Outhouse Blowout, including all other events, is adults -- $5; children under 13 -- $1; toddlers/babies -- free.
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.

For Updates Check FACEBOOK  @ Link Below

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Gravel-Switch-KY/Penns-Store/374200574897?ref=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

* Weekday hours are by perchance or appointment presently.
Weather conditions can alter Store hours.
If coming from a distance, it is advisable to call ahead. 
( 859.332-7706  or  859.332-7715 )


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 08/26/2014