Camel races moving to new venue in Virginia City | NevadaAppeal.com

Camel races moving to new venue in Virginia City

Nevada Appeal staff report

Having outgrown its current venue, the 56th annual International Camel and Ostrich Races, presented by Dolan Auto Group, is moving to the new Virginia City Arena and Fairgrounds Sept. 11-13.

“We had a lot of good years in our old location, but it really wasn’t ideal for future growth and even safety concerns,” said Deny Dotson, tourism director for Virginia City Tourism Commission. “With the increased demand we’ve seen in recent years, we knew we needed to look toward the future. This new venue is much larger and it’s flat — something that’s hard to come by in this town. Handicapped and families with strollers will find a huge difference from previous years. Our goal is to ensure a great day of camel, ostrich and zebra racing for all our attendees.”

The Virginia City Arena and Fairgrounds is three blocks south east of C Street on F Street on a flat 15 acre parcel.

General admission is $15 for Friday and Sunday and $18 on Saturday; VIP admission is $40 for Friday and Sunday and $50 on Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased at VCCamelRaces.com, where seating options and the venue layout are also available.

The International Camel & Ostrich Races, presented by Dolan Auto Group, is sponsored by Coors Light/Blue Moon, Reno Media Group, Virginia City’s Mustang Ranch Steakhouse, the Bucket of Blood Saloon and the Delta Saloon.

For more information about Virginia City, go to VisitVirginiaCityNV.com, or call the Virginia City Tourism Commission at 775-847-7500.