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International Camel & Ostrich Races – Virginia City, NV

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - September 12 @ 2:00 pm

$12 – $25


The world is ready to pick up where we left off in 2019, and you can count on Virginia City’s bizarre yet wildly entertaining annual International Camel & Ostrich Races to return in 2021. In an event as hilarious as it sounds, the 62nd annual event will have you bursting with laughter for an all-out family-friendly day. Watch as camels, ostriches and even zebras gather in Virginia City to carry their daring riders across the finish line as the crowd goes wild. It’s a comical racing spectacle that the entire family will enjoy. You can even catch a ride on a camel – a photo op not to be missed.

Once again in 2021, Hot Camel Nights – a special Friday evening performance – offers a chance to spend an evening in Virginia City.

Races take place Friday, Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. for Hot Camel Nights, Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 12 at 12 p.m.  General admission tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for kids under 12 and seniors. Premium shaded tickets are $25. A VIP experience will be available with details to be announced in the coming weeks. The event takes place at the Virginia City Arena & Fairgrounds.

Make a weekend of it!  View our lodging options and book before rooms sell out.


**NO UMBRELLAS OR PETS ALLOWED. Please bring hats, sunglasses and sunscreen!** 

Click here to purchase tickets.

 Subject to state guidelines, this event is subject to change or cancel at any time. 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.