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PENN'S STORE GREAT OUTHOUSE BLOWOUT
25th Anniversary
Saturday, September 17, 2016

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 17, 2016      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)

 For Contest Rules & Prizes contact Penn's Store 

 or check at Tent next to Stage day of event 

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South 49!

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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

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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 08/10/2016