Last updated: April 25. 2014 7:47AM - 610 Views

The Snake Pit, located on the southwest corner of the downtown square, is place to see live rattlesnakes up close and personal. Visitors can also have their photo taken with a live rattler around their neck.
The Snake Pit, located on the southwest corner of the downtown square, is place to see live rattlesnakes up close and personal. Visitors can also have their photo taken with a live rattler around their neck.
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The 49th annual Mangum Rattlesnake Derby starts tomorrow, Friday, April 25. The three-day event is filled with lots of activities (many of which do not include actual rattlesnakes).


There will be a huge outdoor flea market, arts and crafts, a carnival, bus tours, free outdoor concerts, contests and more. Following is a list of activities this weekend:


Friday
8:00 AM Hunter Registration and Flea Market Open
8:30 AM Buying Platform Opens
8:45 AM Hunter Safety Briefing and Demonstration*
9:00 AM Hunter Caravan Departs
10:00 AM All Concessions Open**
1:00 PM Safari Bus Tour Departs***
1:45 PM Hunter Safety Briefing and Demonstration
2:00 PM Hunter Caravan & Safari Bus Tour Departs
3:00 PM Safari Bus Tour Departs
4:00 PM Safari Bus Tour Departs
5:00 PM Buying Platform Closes
6:00 PM Cloggers Perform Eastside of Square
Saturday
8:00 AM Hunter Registration, Flea Market, Buying Platform Opens
8:45 AM Hunter Safety Briefing and Demonstration
9:00 AM Hunter Caravan Departs
10:00 AM All Concessions Open and Safari Bus Tour Departs
11:00 AM Safari Bus Tour Departs
1:00 PM Safari Bus Tour Departs
1:45 PM Hunter Safety Briefing and Demonstration
2:00 PM Miss Derby Princess and Hunter Caravan Departs
3:00 PM Safari Bus Tour Departs
4:00 PM Safari Bus Tour Departs
5:00 PM Buying Platform Closes and Safari Bus Tour Departs
6:00 PM BBQ Dinner for Registered Hunters
7:00 PM Live Concert Featuring TBA
Sunday
8:00 AM Hunter Registration and Flea Market Open
8:45 AM Hunter Safety Briefing and Demonstration
9:00 AM Hunter Caravan Departs
10:00 AM Church Service
12:00 PM All Concessions Open
1:30 PM Safari Bus Tour Departs
2:30 PM Safari Bus Tour Departs
3:30 PM Safari Bus Tour Departs
4:00 PM Buying Platform Closes, Longest Snake Contest
5:30 PM Awarding of Prizes
6:00 PM All Concessions Close


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