Apache Rattlesnake Festival continues through weekend

Apache Rattlesnake Festival continues through weekend

APACHE, OK (KSWO)-The Apache Rattlesnake Festival is in full swing and will be going on all weekend long.

Besides carnival rides, entertainment, and foods from 45 vendors, some of which include snake, people can see rattlesnakes up close and personal.

They can visit the snake pit or they can also learn about the different types of snakes in educational sessions.  Kids can even touch a rattlesnake's tail.

The fun continues Saturday, but organizers say, the main attraction is Sunday!

Dennis Crow, one of the members of Apache Rattlesnake Festival Board says, "That is the day the big snakes come out on stage and when I say big snakes I mean measured snakes.  The record snake was measured here about eight years ago at 88 and ¼ inches, and folks we're looking for his brother! He's out there somewhere!"

Crow says the "big" snakes come from all over the state, but most come from the Apache area.

85-percent of the proceeds from the Rattlesnake Festival benefit families in the Apache Community.

The festival continues Saturday from 10 a.m. until to 10 p.m. On Sunday the festival will begin with a church service at 9 a.m. and will culminate with measuring of the Big Snakes at 5 p.m.

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