september, 2022

This is a repeating event

09sep4:00 pm7:00 pmInternational Camel & Ostrich Races


(Friday) 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Virginia City Fairgrounds

458 F St Virginia City, NV 89440

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

september 10, 2022 8:00 amseptember 10, 2022 12:00 pmseptember 11, 2022 10:00 am

Event Details

The International Camel & Ostrich Races started as a prank between two newspaper editors more than 60 years ago and is now one of the most beloved and hilarious family events in the west, and this town’s favorite tradition. The 63rd annual International Camel & Ostrich Races bring the laughs for the whole family as jockeys, both professional and amateur, race their camels, ostriches and zebras around the track to the roars of the crowd. You never know what might happen. A comical racing spectacle that leaves the entire family laughing, 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.

With four shows to choose from, there’s no reason to miss this fan-favorite event. Friday night, Sept. 9, enjoy Hot Camel Nights, an evening show with discounted rates for locals. Saturday, Sept. 10 catch the 10 a.m. or the 2 p.m. show. Sunday, Sept. 11 is Family Day with a show at noon.

Make a weekend of it! Plan ahead and book a room for the International Camel & Ostrich Races before it sells out. View Virginia City’s lodging options here.


Photo and/or video may be produced from this event, and by purchasing this ticket you are consenting to allow your likeness to be used in future Virginia City marketing materials.

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Visit Virginia City775-847-7500 86 South C Street P.O. Box 920 Virginia City, NV 89440

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