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:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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.