Outhouse races highlight 10th annual Da Yooper Winterfest

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The outhouse races at Da Yooper Winterfest in Marinette on February 1, 2020. (Photo credit: WLUK)

MARINETTE, Wis. (WLUK) -- People pushed outhouses, took a plunge, and had homemade chili near the Wisconsin-Michigan border on Saturday.

Both Menominee and Marinette celebrated the 10th annual Da Yooper Winterfest.

One of the three events held at the event was Da Yooper Pooper Toilet Trot. People built outhouses, which had to include a toilet seat and roll of toilet paper. Then two people pushed the custom-made house, while the other rode inside.

Prizes were given for speed, appearance, and fundraising and it all went toward two local organizations.

“This is actually supporting our River Cities Community Pool and also The Dar Boys and Girls Club,” said Koreen Gardon, program director at DAR Boys and Girls Club. “Each year this event brings in just over $50,000, which helps keep both of our agencies open. And it wouldn't be possible without the community's support.”

The event also had Da Yooper Plunge, which is a polar plunge and has nothing to do with an outhouse.

There was also Da Chill-y Cook-off.