Monday, October 12, 2009

Slither over to San Antonio for Rattlesnakes & More

Ok, where else can you go and see trained snake handlers in one show and racing gopher tortoises (sort of) in another? Then, walk over to the corn toss tournament or western wear contest? Sound intriguing? Then, you'd better "slither" on over to San Antonio for the 43rd Annual San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival.

If you've never been, it's a Pasco County treasure you truly have to see to believe. There is so much to do and see that you really do need two days to see everything. From arts and crafts to kids games, a petting zoo, inflatables, live entertainment, custom car show and 5-mile or 1-mile fun runs, there is no way you won't be entertained. Or at least really, really scared. (Just kidding! All of the snakes are handled only by trained experts and spectators are a safe distance from the dangerous ones at all times.)
For the foodies, did we mention there is also a Pancake Breakfast and Chili Cook-off? And of course, what would any small town festival be without a pageant? The Miss Rattler Pageant will be held Sunday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. in Dan Cannon Auditorium at the Pasco County Fairgrounds in Dade City. Don't miss it!

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