Waynoka Rattlesnake Round-Up

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Waynoka Rattlesnake Round-Up Downtown
Waynoka, OK 73860

Phone: 580-541-4169

The annual Waynoka Rattlesnake Round-Up began in the 1940s when area ranchers attempted to rid the surrounding ranch land of rattlesnakes, which were a threat to their cattle. The ranchers banded together and began hunting Western Diamondback rattlesnakes during a yearly event. That event, which has become a local ritual, now draws thousands of participants and has expanded into a larger festival.

During the Waynoka Rattlesnake Hunt, the downtown square is blocked off to make way for vendor booths and carnival rides. Shop for one-of-a-kind items in the festival's flea market, or put ...

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant

  • General Information: Free admission

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

  • Projected Attendance: 25,000

Located approx. 12 miles north of US-412 on 281.

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Misty Hufford

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From heather hanstein on 02/13/15

That's my uncle Gary in most of those pictures and its been many years since I've been but I was born and raised around the snake hunt and he always tried to get me in the pit with him and 25 years later I still have never been in it

From Paula Slater on 01/28/15

I love going to the Waynoka it's fun to see the snakes and arts and crafts and of course to go to the sand dunes !!!

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