September 7, 2018

International Camel & Ostrich Races

Virginia City, Nevada

Venue : Virginia City Fairgrounds
State : Nevada
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Giddy up and get ready for the 58th Annual International Camel Races in historic Virginia City. More than 10,000 people wander on over to the Virginia City Fairgrounds witness the races. Be prepared to see the camels get a little distracted and possibly leave their jockey in the dust behind them. It is wild and crazy fun.

This annual tradition features both camel and ostrich racing where jockeys from around the world will enter into one arena  to compete for trophies and bragging rights. This is a widely entertaining and one-of-a-kind event that draws attention from all corners of the globe.

After 57 years, how do we keep them coming? Well, we just added seating inside the arena, private cabanas, and the opportunity to fulfill one of your bucket list items…. Attendees can purchase a raffle ticket for their chance to climb on one of these amazing creatures and race for fame and glory against two camel jockeys.