Elmore, Ohio: Tombstone Derby

Once a year the town hosts an event where people dress up as ghouls and zombies and drag race motorized caskets.
253 Ottawa St., Elmore, OH
In Depot Park, which is between Ottawa and Maple Sts just east of Hwy 51/Rice St.
Saturday before Halloween (Call to verify)
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Elmore is a town famous for its headless motorcycle rider, and every October there is a festival held in honor of Halloween where people build mobile coffins to race and parade through town. Another event features retrieving body parts faster than anyone else. Very different.

[TL Sturgill, 09/01/2012]

The Headless Motorcyclist is a local ghost who supposedly lost his head on an Elmore bridge and returns to the ghoulish spot once a year. The Tombstone Derby is also once a year, on the Saturday before Halloween, and features drag races between motorized caskets. Nov. 2014: Photo added.

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