A Ssssneak Peek of 2017 Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up

The World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up

LUBBOCK, TX - Preparations are well underway for the Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-up, which will kick off Thursday, March 9, and wrap up on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Since 1958, Sweetwater has been home to the world's largest rattlesnake round-up, sponsored by the Sweetwater Jaycees. It is held annually in the second week of March at the Nolan County Coliseum.

Snake handlers with the round-up dropped by the set of 'KLBK This Morning' to give folks in Lubbock a sneak peek of what they can expect at this year's festivities, even making sure to bring by and introduce a couple of their slithery friends.

Listed below are a schedule of events for this year's round-up: 

Thursday March 9, 2017
     4:30 pm Rattlesnake Parade
     5:00 pm  Carnival
          All day pass - $20.00 (all you can ride)
          Weekend pass $50.00 (sold only on Thursday)
     7:00 pm  Miss Snake Charmer Pageant
          Adults - $10.00
          Students - $5.00
           Located at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium 201 East 4th Street


Friday March 10, 2017
     8:00 am-5:00 pm  Doors open to the public
          Adults-$10.00
          Active//Retired Military -$5.00 (with valid military ID)
          Kids ages 5-12-$5.00
          Children 4 and under are  free
     9:00 am-6:00 pm Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club Gun, Knife and Coin Show
          Adults-$5.00
          Children under 12 free when accompanied by parent
     9:00 am Carnival
          All day pass - $25.00 (all you  can ride)
     10:00 am - Guided Hunts
     7:00 pm - Dance at the Jaycee Barn 307 West 4th


Saturday March 11, 2017
     8:00 am-5:00 pm Doors open to the public
          Adults-$10.00
          Active//Retired Military - $5.00 (with valid military ID)
          Kids ages 5-12-$5.00
          Children 4 and under are free
     8:00 am -  Cookoff (Sanctioned by IBCA)
     8:00 am-6:00 pm Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club Gun, Knife and Coin Show
          Adults-$5.00
          Children under 12 free when accompanied by parent
     9:00 am Carnival
           All day pass - $25.00 (all you  can ride)
     10:00 am - Guided Hunts
     5:00 pm - Cookoff Awards
     7:00 pm - Dance at the Jaycee Barn 307 West 4th


Sunday March 12, 2017
     8:00 am-5:00 pm  Doors open to the public
          Adults-$10.00
          Active//Retired Military - $5.00 (with valid military ID)
          Kids ages 5-12-$5.00
          Children 4 and under are free
     9:00 am-4:00 pm Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club Gun, Knife and Coin Show
          Adults-$5.00
          Children under 12 free when accompanied by parent
     9:00 am Carnival
          All day pass - $25.00 (all you  can ride)
     10:00 am - Guided Hunts
     TBA  Snake eating contest
     TBA  Beard contest
     TBA  Longest snake
     TBA  Most pounds of snakes


For more information on this year's fair, you can contact the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Sweetwater Convention & Visitors Bureau at 325-235-5488. 

 


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