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.

Address:
253 Ottawa St., Elmore, OH
Directions:
In Depot Park, which is between Ottawa and Maple Sts just east of Hwy 51/Rice St.
Hours:
Saturday before Halloween (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
419-260-1282
Admission:
Free
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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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