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Sweetwater Rattlesnake Round-Up – Five Awesome Reasons To Go

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If you’ve never been to the annual Rattlesnake Round-Up, I have some great reasons to slither your way to Sweetwater.


Amazing Food

 

 

The moment you get out of your car, the smell of all the burgers, fries, funnel cakes and other goodies will strike you right in the nostrils.

Plus all of the people that are in the cookoff are cooking up some fantastic grub that literally melts in your mouth.

And, yes, you can even get fried rattlesnake.

 

 
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Hemera Technologies, Thinkstock

Seeing Rattlesnakes Up Close

 

 

Even if you are afraid of snakes in general, there is nothing to worry about as several trained snake handlers roam the pits and keep an eye on things.

If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can actually go out on a guided hunt to see the snake’s natural habitat, or take the whole family on a bus tour.

Whether you go check out a live handling demonstration, or see them skin the snakes for cooking, this is an opportunity to get up close to one of the most feared snakes in Texas.

 
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John Audrey, Thinkstock

Carnival For The Kids

 

 

When you get to the Rattlesnake Round-Up, you may see several kids running as fast as they can. But, don’t worry, they’re not running from the snakes, they’re running to the carnival.

The Rattlesnake Round-Up has one of the coolest little carnivals around, complete with Ferris wheel, fun houses, a little roller coaster and more.

 

 
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Russ Ensley, Thinkstock

Huge Flea Market

 

 

If you like shopping, the Rattlesnake Round-Up has a huge flea market where vendors sell everything from snake-skin wallets to home decor and everything in between.

Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s worth doing some window shopping and burning off some of the awesome food you ate.

 
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hsvrs, Thinkstock

The Big Dance

 

 

The Rattlesnake Round-Up wraps up each night with a big dance. This year, the dance will feature music from 3 Shades Blue, Mike & The Moonpies, and Bleu Edmondson.

So, if you feel like scootin’ a boot, or cuttin’ a rug, grab your partner and swing ’em out to the big dance.

 
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David De Lossy, Thinkstock

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