It's back! The Apache Rattlesnake Festival returns for its 39th year on Thursday, April 13th(04-13-23) and runs until Sunday, April 16th(04-16-23) in Apache, OK. You won't want to miss it! Get ready to get up close and personal with live rattlesnakes, and enjoy carnival games, food, drinks, and tons of great vendors.
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There are even going to be guided rattlesnake hunts and live entertainment throughout the festival. Plus, don't forget the HUGE flea market and carnival. For as long as I can remember it's always been an annual tradition with the family and a great way to kick off the spring and summer. Make plans now to attend.
The festival is not only a good time, it's all for a good cause. The money raised goes to fund all kinds of projects and assist various charities, non-profits, and even persons and families in need. The festival also ensures that rattlesnakes aren't overpopulating and endangering people or livestock and wildlife in the area.
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Have you ever tried rattlesnake? Now's your chance! You can order up and eat some fried rattlesnake, it's pretty good too. It kind of tastes like fried chicken gizzards, at least to me it does. I know, I know all wild game seems to taste like a chicken whenever you ask someone what it tastes like, but this time it's accurate.
I like it and to be honest, most people order it just so they can say they've eaten rattlesnake. You can also learn a great deal about these snakes at the festival and if you're brave enough even enter the snake pit! It's a great time that the entire family will enjoy. So don't miss the 2023 39th annual Apache Rattlesnake Festival.
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