Elk Falls, Kansas
Upcoming Events in Elk Falls Kansas
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Elk Falls Open House and Outhouse Tour
- Very probably the only outhouse tour anywhere! Vote for your favorite privy!
Elk Falls, Kansas is the self proclaimed Outhouse Capital of Kansas. The tiny community has a open house and Outhouse Tour on the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving. Elk Falls is a town of less than 200 people that bills itself as the World's Largest Living Ghost Town. The slogan helped draw some artists to the community and revive the town a few years back. The photographs on these pages were taken on 2011, during the 16th annual outhouse tour.
Elk Falls Annual Open House - Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Demonstrations, walking tours, flea market, craftsmen, good food, and regular attractions are all part of this two-day event. Elk Falls Pottery prepares for this weekend with an extensive selection of stoneware and other gifts.
The first stop of the tour is in the one block long downtown at the Outhouse Tour Hdqrs. A nice young woman from Howard, Kansas sold me an Outhouse Button, ballot and map for $1. The few blocks of the small community had several yard sales, 11 competing outhouses, a quilt show, arts & crafts, horse drawn wagon rides and live music at Elk Falls Pottery.
After touring all of the outhouses, I voted for "King Toot" and "Star Buttz" by placing my ballot in the "Voter's Booth" outhouse.
Always held the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Address: 7th and Osage , Elk Falls, Kansas
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Elk Falls Outhouse Festival Craft Fair
- This Arts and Crafts fair is at the same time as the Elk Falls Outhouse Tour, the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving. There are handmade crafts and food in the church on the N. side of Hwy 160, 9-6 Friday and 9-4 on Saturday. There will be some demonstration going on, too.
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