Odd sights are part of Church Street's attraction.
Sunday, the aptly named second annual "drag race" drew the largest crowd ahead of next week's gay pride celebration.
"This kicks off our week of celebration and it's going to be all party from here on out," said organizer "Lucy Belle LeMay".@
For competitors like Lance Ingalls - who goes by Iona in costume - it's the culmination of focused preparation.
"A lot of effort a lot of shopping, get new outfits, a lot of shaving to do," Ingalls said.
Organizers divided races by shoe height, while competitors hoped to reach the finish line without looking like a heel.
"It's always good to have different size heels because some people feel like it's not fair if you've got a two-inch heel and a four-inch heel," said "Lucy Belle LeMay".
Ingalls did N not want to hit the ground. But that's exactly where "Iona's" day almost ended, but she picked herself up and finished the race.
"That's what it's all about, you come here for the spills and the thrills and what a spill we had today," said spectator Brian Banks.
Spectator Brian Banks says he enjoyed the games which also included a cupcake relay and purse throwing competition.
"Stumbled upon it, and glad I did," Banks said.
"Wonderful, it was a fierce competition people gave it their all which is always good to say."
Banks says he hopes to compete next year, a good sign for organizer that the competition and crowd will continue to expand each year.