Apache Rattlesnake Festival

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Apache Rattlesnake Festival Downtown Main Street
Apache, OK 73006

Phone: 580-588-3440   580-588-3440
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Get up close and personal with Oklahoma rattlesnakes at the annual Apache Rattlesnake Festival.  Attracting thousands of visitors each year, the Apache Rattlesnake Festival allows festival-goers to take a hands-on approach to gathering rattlesnakes, or allows them to remain safely behind glass while viewing these magnificent predators.  Feel an adrenaline rush as you participate in a guided snake hunt, or try something new and sample fried rattlesnake.  Guided snake hunts begin at 10am.

Prizes will be awarded for the most and largest rattlesnakes captured during the hunts, ...

Get up close and personal with Oklahoma rattlesnakes at the annual Apache Rattlesnake Festival.  Attracting thousands of visitors each year, the Apache Rattlesnake Festival allows festival-goers to take a hands-on approach to gathering rattlesnakes, or allows them to remain safely behind glass while viewing these magnificent predators.  Feel an adrenaline rush as you participate in a guided snake hunt, or try something new and sample fried rattlesnake.  Guided snake hunts begin at 10am.

Prizes will be awarded for the most and largest rattlesnakes captured during the hunts, and a snake pit with live snakes and snake handlers will be set up to the delight of festival-goers.  Don't miss the festival's open air flea market, or take the kids over to the carnival area where they can enjoy a wide variety of rides.

The Apache Rattlesnake Festival, going strong for over 25 years, is known for its amazing rattlesnake round-ups, but also features an impressive array of activities for the whole family.  Come to this festival in Apache for a carnival, plenty of games, hundreds of vendors and delicious fair food.  Enjoy live music performed for the crowds, or stick around for the annual powwow.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Projected Attendance: 50,000

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Sunday

10:00 am

10:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am

10:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am

10:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am

10:00 pm

Located 18 miles north of Lawton on Hwy 62/281.

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From Gisela A Fernandez on 04/18/15

Apache Rattlesnake hunt I read or bands to ride the carnival is $20 set my grandson out there and now they don't sell bands that isn't right .


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/17/15

Rodney, Olivia and Marissa, your best bet for the most up-to-date pricing information is to call the event coordinator at 580-588-2880. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From rodney on 04/17/15

How much to go on hunt?


From Olivia & Marissa on 04/17/15

hoe much does it cost for a wristband ??


From Richard S. Norwood Jr. on 04/16/15

I've been going to the Apache Rattiesnake Festival for 20 years. There's always good food and goo entertainment!


From Donna mason brown on 04/17/14

Awesome..really love this place..friendly folks too


From H&J Paddlety on 04/16/14

My sister will be going, hope she has a Great time. And not get to scared of them snakes...


From David on 04/11/14

We go every year... and to me the main draw is Kowboy Kal's Wild West Show with his expert trained horse and his bull whips and lariats. Great fun for all, crowd participation and the kiddos love him. Me too.... It's the best. Smoked Turkey Legs or Chicken on a Stick a close second! See ya there...!


From rick on 04/07/14

it is a fun little fair with plenty of activities and if you don't want to see the snake be killed don't go to that attraction its not there for entertainment but there to raise awareness about these dangerous snakes in the area , and its not like they kill them for nothing they do it to show people how to properly butcher a snake to eat, yes people actually eat them.


From Jason on 04/02/14

I go on the hunt almost every year and what I catch I keep and take home to raise. Then after a few years I release them. I don't agree with killing them.


From Billy on 02/02/14

What a great time! I take my wife/sister and our kids every time! I love seeing. Misunderstood animals killed and tortured for entertainment. Fun fun.


From Matt on 02/02/14

Wow this looks like fun! I want to bring all my friends. Where else can I see the wholesale slaughter and destruction of an American icon sighn me up. Seriously folks this is great for the kids decapitation, torture, and hands on should be fun for boys and girls of all ages. No thanks I would rather see rattle snakes in a postive educational venue like the Texas rattlesnake festival where an American icon is treated in a postive way


From Terri Millard on 02/02/14

Save your money on this one... and spend it at the Texas Rattlesnake Festival, March 8th and 9th at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas. Rather than teaching your children to fear and loathe snakes, and showing them the heartless slaughter of thousands, you can witness a no-kill celebration of American's most iconic reptile. No native populations will be decimated for this event, only captive collections will be on display. There will be education on appreciation and preservation of this very important creature. Of course, it's your choice. A fun filled day of slaughter, pain and cruelty, or an equally fun filled day of celebration of a living, breathing animal.


From Dawn on 04/21/13

You want more information on this festival? Felony acts of animal cruelty are performed and the governor, as well as local law enforcement, refuse to interfere. The rattlesnake are put in a freezer to slow them down. Then, several people hold it down while the remove he fangs with pliers and sew its mouth shut. How embarrassing Oklahoma!


From vistor on 04/19/13

Its like a mini Carnival. lol I love it. If my due date wasnt two days away and if i didn't live an hour away I would be going today lol


From I'm a Visitor too on 04/19/13

I think what they mean is that when you google this, nothing is really informational. Things like what will go on on these particular days. I'm not from Oklahoma, I would not mind going because I have never been to one of these. But it would be nice to get a sense of what it is, what it offers. The information here is very minimal which is nothing against TravelOK because I've been browsing this site and things tend to be on the minimal side but enough to get there.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/16/13

Visitor, we're not sure exactly what you mean, but the dates are listed above next to the festival name. You'll find the event hours by clicking on the 'Hours' tab above, located between 'Amenities' and 'Directions.' Have fun at the festival, and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Visitor on 04/16/13

How is there no information about this online? Dates and times of shows and events should be posted.


From Delanda Arthurton on 04/16/13

I've been going to the Rattlesnake festival for over 8 years now & I love it. I got to hold a real snake & of course I love dancing with my fellow Natives.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/12/13

Tariq, try 204 E Evans Ave in Apache. That will get you close to the festival. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Tariq mehmood on 04/11/13

I will be a vendor at the show. I just need the physical address for the show so I can enter that into the GPS. Thank you.


From Angela Hourser on 03/23/13

Im not sure who to speak with but I am a scentsy consultant and we are relatively new to the area and I don't know how to go about getting a table or renting a spot out to sell some of my scentsy... you can contact me at 970-209-3369. Thank You


 
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