If rattlesnakes are your thing, then the Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo is where you need to be. If art and crafts are your thing, then the Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo is where you need to be. If country music is your thing, then the Opp Rattlesnake rodeo is where you need to be.
The 2010 Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo will be held the last weekend of March 2010. The dates are Friday, March 26th and Saturday, March 27th. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 26 and at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 27
Come stay with us and then have a great day at the rodeo! Below is a little history of the rodeo and how it got started. See you soon!
Eastern Diamondback rattlesnakes have been rattling since the dawn of time, but they have been a main attraction in Opp, Alabama for the past 48 years. Mr. J.P. Jones was the mastermind behind this small-town, community event. He, along with the Opp Jaycees, first organized this event as a fun-filled, family friendly weekend with snake shows, arts and crafts, and good food. After several years, the rodeo has grown to include other activities such as beauty pageants, the Rattlin’ 100 car race held at the South Alabama Speedway, snake races, buck-dancing contests, children’s activities, karoke contests, musical entertainment throughout the day and the most popular Rattlin’ Country Concert featuring Nashville Country Music Artists and Bands, as well as local groups. The Rattlin’ country concert is held on Saturday evening. With all the activities scheduled throughout each day, we are certain The Rattlesnake Rodeo has something for everyone.
Ricky and Laura Oswald