For the past 12 years, Nancy and Gil Riegler have orchestrated the Wild West Turkey Stampede every summer at the San Diego County Fair and other venues to a crowd of mesmerized and delighted fans.

The stampede is a  family -friendly event that features flocks of turkeys waddling, chasing, and pecking, around a pint-sized rodeo arena, as they try to catch up the feed that’s traveling in a remote control truck.

Many of the turkeys who participate in the event are destined to be Thanksgiving dinner, and the event helps offset the cost of The Oasis Camel Dairy, located in the heart of San Diego County’s wine country, America’s first “Camel Dairy.” The dairy hosts twenty beautiful dromedary camels, and in addition, is home to the stars of the POLLYWOOD Bird Show.