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Thumb Industries Annual Camel Race Fundraiser

Saturday, April 22, 2023

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What are camel races?


How does it work?

Join us for this crowd pleasing, one of a kind event which includes pari-mutuel betting on wooden camels. 6 camels race in each heat, on a custom track. Your camel advances 1 space each time their number is rolled on the oversized fuzzy dice. The first camel to advance 10 spaces wins!

Admission is $25 per person, it includes food and an evening of gambling fun. Event is BYOB! Must be 18 years of age to attend and place bets.

Seating is limited. Ticket sales are on a first come basis, and are available at Thumb Industries Thrift Store, Main Office and online. Be sure to purchase your tickets before they are gone.
Tickets are available at Thumb Industries, Inc., 721 N. Van Dyke Rd. in Bad Axe, or buy online at

Interested in being a sponsor?

Contact Danielle McKimmy, Community Outreach Coordinator

(989) 623-0500

There are many levels of sponsorship available.  54 Wooden camel silhouettes are available to sponsor for the event and sell out quickly due to the popularity of this event.  Individuals, businesses, or organizations are able to sponsor camels and "dress" them for the event.  Please see the sponsorship application for details regarding sponsorship.


Pick 9

Thumb Industries, Inc. 11th Annual Camel Races
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Contact us at (989) 269-9229 or


Can't attend the 11th Annual Camel Races this year or want an extra opportunity to win some cash?  Take your chances, and place your bet on all 9.  For $10, click on the camel above and pick a winner for each of our 9 races.  The person with the most correct picks wins half the pot.  Ties will automatically split.  You do not need to be present at the event to win.  Winner will be notified by April 27, 2023.  


Select ONE winner for EACH race.   

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