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September 2018

International Camel & Ostrich Races – Virginia City, NV

September 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Virginia City Fairgrounds, F Street
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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Camels, ostriches and zebras make a fine spectacle to watch as they race around the Virginia City Arena & Fairgrounds with jockeys precariously perched on their backs. It’s a sight you won’t see anywhere else. Bring the family out to enjoy this hilarious family event, a true staple in northern Nevada. After the races, join the Camel Hump to C Street where thirsty camels have been known to duck into a bar or two.      

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October 2018

Day out with Thomas the Train on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad

October 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virginia & Truckee Railroad, 165 F Street
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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2018 Day Out with Thomas™ starts in October.(Check back for actual event times) A Day Out With Thomas™ gives children and their families a chance to take a 25-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to meet Sir Topham Hatt™. Explore the Imagination Station Caboose, create colorful memories in the Coloring Caboose, dine at the P.B.&J. Pullman Car. Have fun with plenty of Thomas activities including motor car rides and putt putt golf at Sodor Island. Children can…

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28th Annual World Championship Outhouse Races

October 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Virginia City, 18 S C St.
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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Potty humor abounds at this Virginia City tradition dating back to the day when outdoor plumbing was outlawed and angry residents took their outhouses to the streets. These days, teams of three are pitted against each other in an all-out potty race to claim the latrine title. The races challenge teams of three costumed outhouse racers to zip down C Street, the town’s main drag, and hit the toilet paper finish line first. The Parade of Outhouses begins Saturday at…

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November 2018

Virginia City’s Veteran’s Day Parade

November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia City, 18 S C St.
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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The Comstock honors all the men and women of the military who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country the weekend of Memorial Day. Come to Virginia City to honor America's veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve for our freedom. Come honor those past and current veterans of our armed forces.

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March 2019

Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, Virginia City

Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
C Street, Virginia City, NV United States + Google Map

St. Patrick’s Day is always nuts in Virginia City! Have a ball, or two, in historic Virginia City and join 7,000 other daring revelers for a party that only the Comstock could throw. Sample tasty testes from cooks competing for the title of Best Rocky Mountain Oyster Cook in the West! Dress in your most outlandish St. Paddy’s Day garb, walk in the parade. Line-up starts at 11 am with the parade beginning at noon. Join the costume contest and…

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Virginia City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17
Virginia City, 18 S C St.
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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Dress in your most outlandish St. Patty’s Day garb, walk in the parade, join the costume contest and get in on the Ballbreaker Saloon Crawl. This full-on Irish testicle festival is the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day, complete with a beer garden, music and the lively atmosphere found only in Virginia City.

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International Collegiate Mining Competition

March 22 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 5:00 pm
International Collegiate Mining Competition

Mining returns to the Comstock with the 41st annual International Collegiate Mining Games, with public activities Friday March 21st and Saturday March 22nd. This year’s event is hosted by the University of Nevada, Reno Mining Team, the Mackay Muckers. The collegiate mining competition began in 1978 in honor and remembrance of the fallen miners from the Sunshine Mine fire in 1972. The competition consists of traditional mining methods; seven events make up the competition — Track Stand A timed event requiring…

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April 2019

Virginia City Grand Prix

April 27 - April 28
Virginia City, 18 S C St.
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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The Comstock comes alive with the roar of motorcycles during the Virginia City Grand Prix, one of the largest and most competitive off road motorcycle races in the west. This annual two-day event draws more than 1,000 racers to Virginia City to battle the rough terrain for glory.  

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May 2019

Chili on the Comstock – Virginia City

May 18
Virginia City, 18 S C St.
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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Enjoy flavorful varieties of chili and of course plenty of cold, refreshing beer to wash it all down. This event takes place on C Street and the event hosts more than 30 of the best chili cooks in the west, all competing for a spot in the International Chili Society World Finals.

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