Picture of Grand Privy outhouse race

Fall Foliage Festival and Grand Privy Races

Sponsored by the Town of Independence and the Historic 1908 Courthouse, this event features Virginia’s only Official Grand Privy Race!  See dare-devil racers push their wheeled outhouses down main street for prizes and bragging rights!  Festivities include pumpkin painting, largest homegrown pumpkin contest, Cornhole Tournament, Pie Bake off and a Toilet Paper Toss.  And of course there will be music, craft vendors and food.  This is not to be missed!

Normally the second Saturday in October, this year’s event is one week later to allow for the completion of the new timber structure in the Independence town park.


Oct 16 2021


10:00 am - 3:00 pm