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The 57th Annual “Worlds Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up” is Mar. 13th-15th in Sweetwater

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The 57th annual Rattlesnake Round-Up is March 13th, through the15th at the Nolan Country Coliseum in Sweetwater. In 1958 the Sweetwater Jaycees started this event as a way to control the overpopulation of rattlesnakes that were hurting people and endangering livestock. Today, this event draws over 40,000 visitors each year.

The Rattlesnake Roundup features food booths, a Barbecue Cook-off, dances Friday and Saturday night, a carnival, a giant flea-market in the horse barns and a gun show in the Coliseum Annex.




Date and Time

  • March 13th – 15th, 2015
  • Gates open at 8am
  • Dance starts 7pm
  • Guided snake hunts begin at 10am
  • Cook Off begins at 8am


  • $10 Adults
  • $5 Kids 12 & under
  • $10 Friday dance
  • $15 Saturday dance
  • $20-$50 Carnival ride passes
  • $5 Gun show

More Info.

Even with all the other things going on, the rattlesnakes are the main attraction. Bus tours take people out on tours to let people get the feel of the rattlesnake’s habitat. There’s even a rattlesnake eating contest if you dare. As for the dances, no glass containers allowed. For more info. call Mary Reeves Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce (325)-235-5488 or (800)-658-6757

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