November 21, 2011 (Ramona) –Want to feed pomegranates to a camel—or let the kids take a camel ride? One of East County’s most unique events takes place November 26-27, when the Oasis Camel Dairy in Ramona hosts Pomegranate Days.
Guests can also enjoy an exotic bird show performance, petting zoo, and souvenir shopping including camel milk soaps and chocolates.
Get ready for a humorous and up close hour with camels starting with a 1 p.m. tour each day. See the facilities and pastures where the camels live, and then take a seat in a comfortable chair while the tour comes to you. Several of the wonderful camels will come close to meet you and here is lots of opportunities for touching.
Tours cost $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for children ages 3 years and up. Camel rides for the kids cost an additional $5; free miniature Baby Doll sheep feeding and petting are also available. All tours are approximately one hour.
The highlight of the day will be the pomegranate feeding. Guests age seven and up, will receive their very own fashionable trash bag-splash bag and will have an opportunity to hand-feed, juicy sweet pomegranates to the camels.
UNIQUE GIFTS – Unique
camel gifts will be available for purchase, including camel milk soap, imported camel milk chocolate, and gift certificates for the Holidays. Camel milk is not available for human consumption at this time; there is no camel milk for sale in the United States.
FAMILY – Owners Gil and Nancy Riegler and a small handful of dedicated animal caretakers tend a large family of camels, birds and other farm animals at the Oasis Camel Dairy. Located on thirty-four rolling acres, this unique "farmily" supports the efforts of furthering the education of the public about the amazing nature of camels and their milk.
DIRECTIONS:The Oasis Camel Dairy is located between the towns of Ramona and Santa Ysabel on rural Highway 78. The driveway entrance is about 500 yards west of the intersection of Hwy 78 and Old Julian Hwy. Although the mailing address is 26757 Old Julian Hwy, the entrance is on Hwy 78. Do not follow directions up Old Julian Hwy.; it takes a lot longer than just taking Hwy 78.