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Mar 14, 2014 1:53 PM by Mike Gillaspia

Rattlesnake Races in Old San Patricio

SAN PATRICIO - The stage is set for the 42nd Annual World Championship Rattlesnake Races to be held this weekend in San Patricio, TX.

The gates will be open Saturday, March 15th from 11 AM to 7 PM, and then again Sunday, March 16th from 11 AM to 6 PM. The rattlesnake races will begin at 1 PM on both days and cost $20 to enter. The winner of each heat will be awarded a plaque, with a Championship Trophy being given to the overall winner.

In addition to the rattlesnake races, there will be live music, food, and arena games, along with rides for children and a rattlesnake handling exhibition.

Daily admission is $7 for ages 6 and up. Those under the age of 6 will be admitted free.

The Rattlesnake Races are put on by the San Patricio Restoration Society, in order to raise funds to improve and maintain the local museum and historical sites. For additional information, visit www.wcrattlesnakeraces.com.

To find the events, just head up FM 666 into town, you can't miss it.

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