Outhouse Tour Hdqtrs and ballot box outhouse
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 first stop of the tour is in the one block long downtown at the Outhouse Tour Hdqrs. On our first visit in 2011, 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.
The 2018 Outhouse Tour weekend included a harvest craft fair, vintage camper gathering, quilt show, art show, music, and several dining options, including a free bean feed. Still only $1 for a button and map.
Can't make it by Elk Falls during the annual Outhouse Tour? You can still get some photo opportunities at the new Outhouse Grove.