Virginia City’s 63rd annual event is gearing up for some good family fun
VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (Sept. 7, 2022) – They’re back! Virginia City’s 63rd annual International Camel & Ostrich Races is happening Sept. 9-11, 2022 in the historic mining town. Camels, zebras and ostriches join professional and amateur jockeys in Virginia City, Nevada, putting on a spectacle for attendees that
will have them howling with laughter.
Starting Friday, Sept. 9, Hot Camel Nights offers a Friday evening race and an opportunity to soak in a bit more of Virginia City by exploring the town during the day and staying for the nightlife afterward. Discounted “locals only” tickets can be purchased at the Virginia City Visitors Center for just $10. Races
continue with two shows Saturday, Sept. 10 and Family Day Sunday, Sept. 11 with the first 100 kids
riding a camel for free.
For those looking to get in on the action, camel race tickets can be purchased for $500, which includes two bleacher seats in the VIP tent, food and beverages. Racers must be approved by event staff, adhere to physical requirements and attend a pre-event orientation.
Tickets are available now online at VisitVirginiaCityNV.com. Pricing is as follows:
- General Admission – $20
- Premium Shaded Seating – $30
- Kids (3-12)/Seniors General Admission – $13
- VIP Bleacher Seating – $55 (includes tent and dinner)
- VIP Reserved Front Row Table for 6 – $400
- VIP Reserved Interior Table for 6 – $365
- Upper Arena Reserved Parking Pass – $25
- Camel Race – $500 (limited availability)
For more information on Virginia City, Nevada, visit VisitVirginiaCityNV.com or call the Virginia City Tourism Commission (VCTC) at 775-847-7500.
A short 45-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport takes visitors to one of the largest historic districts in the United States – Virginia City, Nevada. Come experience this mining “boomtown” as it was in the 1800’s. Step back in time while visiting the numerous historic buildings, saloons, churches and museums or take a mine tour or even ride a real steam train. The Comstock Adventure Passes offer the best value with discounted attraction packages. For lodging, event calendar or Comstock Adventure Passes, visit online or call 775-847-7500. The Visitor Information Center is located at 86 South C Street, Virginia City.