Okeene Rattlesnake Round-Up

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Okeene Rattlesnake Round-Up Old Okeene Football Field
Okeene, OK 73763

Phone: 580-822-3101
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Come out for one of the oldest rattlesnake hunts in the world. The Okeene Rattlesnake Round-Up, held annually the first weekend in May, is a four-day event that includes entertainment for all ages. Visit the festival's Den of Death to see snake handlers put on a show with live rattlesnakes for crowds of festival-goers, or leave the snake pit and enjoy high-flying rides and fun midway games in the event's annual carnival. An Okeene tradition for more than 70 years, the Okeene Rattlesnake Round-Up is one of the state's original snake hunts, entertaining generations with vendors, street ...

Come out for one of the oldest rattlesnake hunts in the world. The Okeene Rattlesnake Round-Up, held annually the first weekend in May, is a four-day event that includes entertainment for all ages. Visit the festival's Den of Death to see snake handlers put on a show with live rattlesnakes for crowds of festival-goers, or leave the snake pit and enjoy high-flying rides and fun midway games in the event's annual carnival. An Okeene tradition for more than 70 years, the Okeene Rattlesnake Round-Up is one of the state's original snake hunts, entertaining generations with vendors, street dances and live musical entertainment.

The festivities begin on Thursday with a sneak peek of the carnival rides. Head to the event to get an extra dose of thrills before the festival officially begins. Friday, snake hunt registration begins. Participants must be registered to hunt, buy or sell snakes. Caravans will be available to transport visitors to the snake hunting grounds. The butcher shop opens on Saturday, so make your way over to purchase fresh snake meat. Other events at the Okeene Rattlesnake Round-Up include the popular Old Smokey Show, a horseshoe tournament, poker run and pancake breakfast.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant

  • General Information: Free admission

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

  • Projected Attendance: 10,000

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Open

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Sunday

8:00 am

4:30 pm

Friday

12:00 pm

10:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am

10:00 pm

Parade is located at the city park. Most other events take place at football field on the east side of town along Hwy 51.

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From Jeff on 05/02/15

This is one to avoid if you're a vendor. They are selling real estate, and have bands and a carnival, but they are missing the most important ingredient, there is no crowd. Don't waist your money or time on this event.


From Rich Cruz on 05/03/14

I'm heading that way right now with my wife and so gonna eat me some rattlesnake


From ????? on 05/02/14

I live in okeene it brings fun and something to do for the folks who live here


From Lee on 04/30/14

Kitty, you have no idea what you're babbling! I've been to several of these events, and not once did I see ANY animal, snake or otherwise being mistreated. And, to make it even more humanly, you get to eat the meat afterwards!


From kitty on 04/11/14

This event is sick and disgusting - you can go there if you enjoy animal cruelty, if you enjoy watching a living feeling creature tortured for fun. I don't care about snakes, in fact, I hate snakes. But if one needs to reduce their number, kill them quickly in humanly. But at these events they torture snakes and people like Kris B and Heather below enjoy it.


From Kris B. on 04/16/13

Okeene Snake is an excellent time. Live Music, poker run, Fair. Something to do for everyone. You don't want too miss out.


From Heather becker on 04/15/13

I have been going to the Okeene snake hunt since u was a child it is great time and there is lots to do and if you are afraid of snake you don't have to worry the people that deal with the snakes know what they are doing ..


From Zach McEntire on 04/15/13

I've been attending this event for 13 years and every year it gets better, I would recommend everyone experience this event at least once.


From Tim on 04/15/13

I love the Okeene Snake Hunt! The carnival is always fun and the funnel cakes are AMAZING!


From sheila jane on 03/28/13

I agree with Tylers comment below. I went a couple of years ago with my husband, having no idea what to expect. His idea of course. It was a sad experience for me and pretty depressing, especially knowing that this is the highlight of the year for the town. I wish the town well, and also wish they could find a different type of fundraiser.


From Tyler on 03/17/13

This is disgusting, inhumane, animal abuse. If you have any morals you will not attend this slaughter.


 
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