The International Camel Races is a three day event held in September at the living ghost town of Virginia City, Nevada. Filled with great food, drinks, and entertainment it is a must-see event when visiting Reno-Tahoe-Sparks, NV. It was our chance to see camels, ostriches, emus, zebras and chickens race!!
|Video of camel racing.|
|Video of ostrich racing.|
|These Dromedary Camels have a single hump and, unlike the two-hump Bactrian Camel, will not spit on you.|
Sitting on the bleachers can get painful after an hour or two so bring a pad to sit on. We originally started sitting there but moved to the folded chairs for more space and breathing room (those chairs were much more comfortable). Also, bring an umbrella or a wide brimmed hat for shade. It can get hot out there.
I am so glad we went to the camel races this year; it a lot of fun! You'll must watch the videos in this slideshow of the races.
Reno-Gazette Journal article: http://www.rgj.com/article/20130906/LIV08/309060010/Virginia-City-Camel-Races