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The Sweetwater Rattlesnake Round-Up Is March 10th-12th [GALLERY]

The Sweetwater Jaycees are ready to welcome over 40,000 guests to their 58th annual Rattlesnake Round-Up is March 10th – 12th 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, 11th & 12th, 2017
  • Gates open at 8am
  • Friday dance starts 7pm featuring ‘3 Shades Blue
  • Saturday dance starts 7pm featuring ‘Mike & the Moonpies‘ & ‘Bleu Edmondson
  • Guided snake hunts begin at 10am daily
  • Cook Off begins at 8am


  • $10 Adults
  • $5 Kids 12 & under
  • $10 Friday dance
  • $15 Saturday dance
  • $25 All day carnival pass
  • $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 at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce 325-235-5488

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