september, 2023

09sep10:00 am2:00 pmInternational Camel & Ostrich Races


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Virginia City Fairgrounds

458 F St Virginia City, NV 89440

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

september 9, 2023 2:00 pmseptember 10, 2023 12:00 pm

Event Details

The camels, ostriches, zebras and good old-fashioned family fun returns with the 64th International Camel & Ostrich Races, presented by Sahara Las Vegas and the Grand Sierra Resort, Sept. 8-10, right here in historic Virginia City. This hilarious and family-favorite tradition started as a prank between two newspaper editors more than 60 years ago and remains as silly and fun as its origin.

The 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 horseshoe track to the roars of the crowd. You never know what might happen! It’s a comical racing spectacle guaranteed to leave the entire family laughing. 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 uproarious event. Friday night, Sept. 8, enjoy Hot Camel Nights, an evening show with discounted rates for locals. Saturday, Sept. 9 catch the 10 a.m. or the 2 p.m. show and the up-close and personal Camel Hump to C Street. Then Sunday, Sept. 10 is Family Day with a show at noon and the first 100 kids ride a camel for free. Gates open an hour in advance of each show start.

Make a weekend of it! Plan ahead and book a room. View our 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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