(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virginia City Arena & Fairgrounds
458 F St Virginia City, NV 89440
3-DAY EVENT - SEPTEMBER 6 - 8 For 60 years, camels, ostriches and even zebras have come to Virginia City for the annual International Camel & Ostrich Races. This hilarious annual
3-DAY EVENT – SEPTEMBER 6 – 8
For 60 years, camels, ostriches and even zebras have come to Virginia City for the annual International Camel & Ostrich Races. This hilarious annual tradition dates back to the 1950s, and features jockeys precariously perched on their beasts as they maneuver the track at high speeds, aiming for a win among the cheering audience in this historic mining town.
A comical racing spectacle that the entire family will enjoy, the event includes a fair-like midway with vendors and treats for the family. You can even catch a ride on a camel – a photo op not to be missed.
Saturday, September 7 schedule:
10 AM – Noon – First Performance
12 – 12:30 PM – Camel Hump on C Street
2 – 4 PM – Second Performance
The three-day event offers general admission, shaded and a VIP experience that allows you to see the entire racing action up close. Friday is a special evening performance, Hot Camel Nights. Sunday is Dolan Auto Group Family Day with free camel rides for the first 100 kids.
**ALL VCTC EVENTS ARE RAIN OR SHINE AND NON-REFUNDABLE**
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Visit Virginia City775-847-7500 86 South C Street P.O. Box 920 Virginia City, NV 89440