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9th Season of Turtle Races at Little Woodrow’s Midtown
Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 8:00 pm
Every Thursday, the Little Woodrow’s turtle master and his wranglers bring a group of feisty turtles into a ring to race in front of hundreds of cheering fans perched on bleachers.
The attraction is the biggest weekly draw hosted by the venue, and one which has grown into Midtown tradition.
Little Woodrow’s Midtown also hosts DJ sets on race nights.
How The Turtle Races Work
The turtle race track actually has its own bleachers, and its own dedicated bar with 50 beers on tap. Fans pick their winning turtle by selecting the cards with the turtle’s funny names and race numbers.
When it’s race time, Turtle Master Nick Menage picks someone from the crowd to start the race. The chosen volunteer gets to lift a bucket, releasing the group of turtles perched on a central pedestal.
The turtles are surprisingly fast and they scurry away from the pedestal. The first one to reach the outside of a circle on the turtle race mat, wins.
Any fans holding that turtle’s card wins a commemorative koozie. Multiple races are run each night. Fans have their favorites, but turtles have on nights and off nights.
There’s no cover to attend, but drinks and food are on you. Click here for more information.