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2014 WINNERS

FIRST PLACE ~ DOWNWIND CASINO (What Happens in the Elk Falls Outhouse Stays in the Outhouse!)
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SECOND PLACE ~  PRETTY PRIVY

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THIRD PLACE ~  QUACK POT

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THE HUNNY POT  (with Winnie the Poo)

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THE OUTHOUSE CHICKEN HOUSE

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THE SPRINKLER TINKLER

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HOT TO TROT

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SCHOOL OF  f  ART

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2014 Winners

First Place – the Downwind Casino sponsored by the Southern Kansas Telephone Co.

Second Place – the Pretty Privy by Ruth Gordon

Third Place – the Quack Pot by Elk Falls Pottery

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2014 Schedule of Events

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2014 Outhouse Tour

It’s typically pretty quiet in Elk Falls, that is, until the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving rolls around.  That’s when folks from near and far descend on this tiny Elk Co. community to tour their…outhouses!  And November 21 – 22 marks the 19th annual Outhouse Tour, a part of the larger Fall Open House that began way back in 1980.  Festivities now include the Quilt Show and Harvest Handcrafts, both located at Calvary Chapel on Highway 160, folk music by singer songwriter Clint Gilbert on Friday, bluegrass music on Saturday by “Reach for the Sky” from Wichita and Elk Falls Pottery’s Open House at their future home and ongoing restoration project at the Rock Garden.

 Anyone who has not seen Maude Frakes’ historic Rock Garden in Elk Falls, will find it worth the trip alone.  Elk Falls Pottery is transforming the barn of this 1896 farmstead into their new studio and display gallery.  Also displaying their work at the Rock Garden this year will be the Mitchell family with native wood birdhouses and boxes and demonstrating blacksmith Mark Palmer.  The Prairie Gem one room schoolhouse, a restoration project of the Friends of Elk Falls will also be open displaying part of the Homer Allison Outhouse Collection and providing free “gas” for the tour!

 Of course, all that activity can work up quite an appetite.  Everything from homemade apple dumplings, 10 kinds of pie, and hot spiced cider to walking tacos, chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes and chili with honey cornbread to name but a few of the delicious culinary delights, will be available around town.

 Yes, there are more significant issues in our world today, but just for the day, take a reminiscent and humorous stroll down the outhouse-lined streets of small town America and enjoy some rural Kansas hospitality – Elk Falls style.  “The Outhouse Capital of the World!”

 

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2013 Winners

1st  Place – Pretty Privy

by Marjean Jacobs and Ruth Gordon

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2nd Place – Quack Pot

 by Elk Falls Pottery

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3rd Place – Santa’s Pit Stop

 by Southern Kansas Telephone Co.

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Thanks to all the participants who worked hard to make this year’s tour a success!

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2013 Contestants

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Quack Pot

Raven’s Roost

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Outhouse Chicken House

Santa’s North Hole

Santa’s Pit Stop

School Stool

Pretty Privy

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2013 Schedule

34th Annual Elk Falls Open House

18th Annual OUTHOUSE TOUR  & CONTEST             

 

REACH FOR THE SKY BLUEGRASS  BAND   (Saturday only) 

Playing at the Senior Center at 11am, Elk Falls Pottery at 1pm, Calvary Chapel at 3pm

Sponsored by Southern Kansas Telephone 

CLINT GILBERT     (Saturday only)

Playing at Calvary Chapel at 11am, the Senior Center at 1pm, Elk Falls Pottery at 3pm

Sponsored by The Friends of Elk Falls

HORSE DRAWN WAGON RIDES                 (downtown)

Friday & Saturday   $2.00/person   11 – 4 pm  (weather permitting)

TIFFANY’S  GALLERY,   ELK CO. GENERAL STORE,  TIFFANY’S TREASURES & HOLIDAY SHOP            (downtown)          

KS. souvenirs, sweatshirts, dolls, handmade crafts, Christmas gifts,

4-H Goodie Cans.

BEKI’S PIE and SANDWICH SHOP       (Senior Center – downtown)

Turkey, Ham, or Roast Beef on homemade bread w/chips,

Pies include: peanut butter, lemon, coconut, chocolate, butterscotch, strawberry cream,custard, apple, cherry and blueberry.

Brownie Mocha Torte, coffee, hot cocoa and water

LONGTON BOOSTERS 4-H CLUB                        (East Osage St)

Sloppy Joes, hambugers, hot dogs, nachos, chips, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, candy bars, cinnamon rolls, biscuits & gravy, pop, water, coffee         Petting Zoo

YOUTH MISSIONS TRIP FUNDRAISER     (Elk Falls Pottery)

Beef chili, venison chili, baked potato soup, chicken noodle soup, chili dogs, chili frito pie,

corn bread, chips, cookies, cake,  hot chocolate, hot tea, coffee,  and cold beverages.

HARVEST HANDCRAFTS      (At Calvary Chapel on Hwy 160)        

9 – 6 pm Fri. & 9 – 4 pm Sat.                       Restrooms

Candles, Quilts, Handmade Blankets & Clothing, Baked Goods, Flower Arrangements,  Woodworking,  Jewelry,  Knitted items, Crochet items, Handmade Soap,   Tuckerbee Honey                            

HUGE GARAGE SALE, ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES       (on 6th Street & Osage)

Pottery, Silver, Crystal, Glassware, Stoneware, Primitives, Enamelware. Barbed wire, Barbies, Tools, and more!

QUILT SHOW AT CALVARY CHAPEL        (on Highway 160)                                                                                                                                A beautiful display of Quilts.       Vote for your favorite!

Homemade Apple Dumplings – ice cream too!             Restrooms

Saturday special ~ Jambalaya over an open fire

SHAPE OF LOVE SHOPPE             ( Elk Falls Pottery)

ORPHANAGE FUNDRAISER – All proceeds go towards building an orphanage in India

Inspirational Jewelry, metal stamped leather cuffs, wreaths, chalkboards, wooden trays and signs

ELK  FALLS  POTTERY     NEW LOCATIONNorth side of Hwy 160 at 7th

 Celebrating 37 years  

Potter’s Wheel Demonstrations,    Large selection of Stoneware,

2013   Commemorative  Christmas  Mugs  &  Ornaments,

Outhouse Mugs,    Outhouse Tee Shirts    &   Post Cards

Jane’s Bread Sampler  &   Hot Spiced Cider

 ENJOY YOUR DAY IN ELK FALLS ~ YOU’RE ALWAYS WELCOME!

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2012 Outhouse Tour Winners

First place went to Southern Kansas Telephone Company’s entry:  The Whizzer  of Oz!  Congratulations on another creative effort by the SKT Outhouse Specialists!

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Second place:  Mom’s Day Spa and Meditation Room by Larry and Rolinda Tomlinson

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Third Place:  The School Stool by Doug and Stephanie DowellIMG_5210

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2012 Results

A total of 365 ballots were counted

First Place -  Whizzer of Oz, 299

Second Place – Meditation Room and Spa, 189

Third Place – School Stool, 159

4th – Star Buttz, 140

5th – Dogs Gone Wild, 64

6th – 160 Rest Stop, 57

7th – Go Green, 46

8th – Hunter’s Paradise, 45

9th – Postal Potty, 30

10th – Joe’s Pit Stop, 9

Write in votes:

Hen House, 4

Tiny Tot, 2

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Outhouse Buttons available at Outhouse Headquarters downtown

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