Applications for 2nd Annual Conejo Valley Days Outhouse Races Now Available

Applications are now available for the 2nd Annual Conejo Valley Days (CVD) Outhouse Races. The races will take place Saturday, May 10 at 4 p.m. during CVD (Conejo Creek Park South, Thousand Oaks).

“Last year, the race was a huge hit with the crowd,” says Chris dePalma, outhouse race chairperson. “Entrants were very creative with their outhouse designs. The winner was a tribute to Elvis. Outhouse names included ‘Gotta Go,’ ‘Ye Olde John’ and ‘Poop Coupe.’”

The deadline to enter is April 30. Entering outhouses must be delivered to the CVD site by Tuesday, May 6 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The racecourse distance is about 200 feet on grass. Specific rules for building and racing the outhouses are found on the CVD website along with an entry form. The entry fee is $50.

“Each outhouse entry must have its name displayed on the exterior of the outhouse,” says dePalma. “Recruit their family, friends or co-workers to form teams.”

Trophies will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. In addition, there will be a “People’s Choice Award.” For information and entry forms, go to or contact dePalma, [email protected]

Conejo Valley Days, now in its 58th year, is the largest community event in the Conejo Valley and features carnival rides and entertainment for all ages. It attracts festival-goers from around the area and is a fundraiser for more than 20 nonprofit groups. 

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