This Rattlesnake Festival In Texas Is One Of The Largest Of Its Kind In The World

We’re from Texas, so we’ve all eaten rattlesnake more than a few times over the course of our lives – but that’s after it’s good and dead with zero chance of coming to life and biting us. The Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater is a whole different animal.

It’s the world’s largest festival of its kind, boasting thousands upon thousands of slithering serpents in a monstrous pit. You’ll have the opportunity to see how many you can catch – if you’re brave enough, that is! The festival also features guided hunts in the snakes’ natural habitat, a cook-off, vendors, concessions, and a gun, coin, and knife show.

Check out this video of the snake pit by National Geographic and see if you can make it through without cringing:

Who’s ready to slither on over to the Rattlesnake Roundup? It takes place from March 8-11 of next year at 220 Coliseum Drive, Sweetwater, TX, 79556.