The San Patricio World Championship Rattle Snake Races raise funds for the San Patricio Restoration Society.

The unique event will be held at 20697 McGloin in San Patricio from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The event is a family oriented festival with picnic games, vendors, live entertainment and of course rattle snake races.

To participate in the rattle snake races, you must be 18 years or older and it costs $20- no prior rattle snake racing experience is required.

A snake handler will be with participants and high thick boots must be worn.

Admission to the all day festival costs $7 and children 6 years and younger are free.

The money raised at the event will go towards restoring historic buildings in San Patricio, TX.

For more information on the races check the website,