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Economic Development Cooperation

Rattlesnake Races in Old San Patricio - March

The Rattlesnake Races in Old San Patricio attract tourists and snake handlers from all corners of the Texas and often times from out of the state and country.

This family-fun event takes place in historic Old San Patricio and is true to its name…People actually race rattlesnakes. Teams of two use sticks to encourage the serpents to slither from side of a field to another, with the winner taking home trophy and title! It cost $20 to enter a rattler in the races. Participants who wish not to bring their own rattle snakes will be provided with one.

Those who’d rather not get too close to the rattlers enjoy fantastic food, shopping and live music. If you’re in the competitive spirit but don’t care for snakes, there are games and competitions for all ages.