Since 1958, the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up has been held annually on the 2nd weekend in March at the Nolan County Coliseum. It will be held in Sweetwater, Texas and sponsored by the Sweetwater Jaycees.
The Round-Up was started as a way to control the population of snakes in their area of Texas. The over-population of rattlesnakes was causing harm to the local farmers and ranchers who were losing their livestock to these natural predators. Today, it is an event that draws over 20,000 visitors per year.
The best pork rinds you'll ever taste. Fried rattlesnake. The biggest Barbecue Cook-off ever seen, filling the air with that wonderful smell of barbecue so unique to Texas. But even with all the other things going on the rattlesnakes are the main attraction.
The Rattlesnake Round-up offers a Snake Safety Demonstration, Fried Snake Meat, Vendors of all kinds, a Carnival, Flea Market, Gun, Knife & Coin Show! Lots of things to see & do in Sweetwater Texas.
THIS IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT! WE ARE PLANNING ON GETTING A HOTEL FOR SATURDAY NIGHT. LET ME KNOW IF ANYONE ELSE IS INTERESTED AND I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHERE WE ARE STAYING.
Sweetwater, TX is about 4 hours West of Arlington off of I-20. CARPOOLING MIGHT BE AN OPTION, PLEASE POST A COMMENT AND IF SOMEONE IS INTERESTED, THEY CAN RESPOND.