In 2012, the Nemo 500 Outhouse Races move to the Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds in Deadwood! All proceeds from the event will benefit the Days of ’76 Museum, the Nemo and Deadwood Volunteer Fire Departments.

The fun-filled day is Saturday, Feb. 25 and includes live music, children’s events, reenactments, a rib and chili cook-off, silent and live auctions and, of course, the outhouse races. The event is open to everyone, and those looking to enter an outhouse in the race should contact the Nemo Guest Ranch at 578-2708. They also have outhouses you can use if you don’t have one. Get signed up today! Here’s a full schedule of events:

Saturday, February 25 – Nemo 500 at Days of ’76
8-10 a.m.: Outhouse check-in
9-Noon: Toilet paper toss & outhouse horseshoes
10:30 a.m.: Deadline for outhouse check-in and inspection
11:00 a.m.: Shovel races for kids (please bring your own shovels)
11:00 a.m.-1 p.m.: Chili and rib cook-off and tasting
Noon: Live auction
12:15 p.m.: Mandatory captain’s meeting
12:30 p.m.: Live auction
1:30 p.m.: Outhouse races begin
Awards after race
All day: Silent auction

Event Entry Contact: Nemo Guest Ranch at (605) 578-2708/Hotel and Package info: 1-800-344-8826.