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Sweetwater’s Rattlesnake Round-Up Draws Huge Crowds Annually

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The Sweetwater Jaycees are ready to welcome over 40,000 guests to their 58th annual Rattlesnake Round-Up is March 10th – 13th at the Nolan Country Coliseum.

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 the Rattlesnake Roundup features food booths, a Barbecue Cook-off, nightly dances, a carnival, a giant flea-market and a gun show.




  • Nolan County Coliseum at 1699 Cypress Sweetwater TX

Date and Time

  • March 10th – 13th, 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.

  • Bus tours to snake habitations daily
  • Rattlesnake eating contest Sunday
  • No glass containers allowed at dances
  • Contact Mary Reeves Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce (325)-235-5488

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