The San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival began in 1967 as a small Jaycee project in San Antonio, Florida. In 1973, arts and crafts were added as an important part of the event. The Rattlesnake and Gopher Enthusiasts (R.A.G.E., Inc.) managed and grew the event successfully until 2012. In 2013, the festival was managed by six of the Eastside Pasco County Rotary Clubs as a fundraiser for local charities. The festival was later reunited with the Rattlesnake Run and is being managed by The Rotary Club of San Antonio.  

And now the Thomas Promise Foundation has stepped in to continue this great community festival

Our mission at the Thomas Promise Foundation is to provide Pasco County's most valuable resource - our school children - with the simplest things that most of our kids take for granted. Each week we pack over 1,000 backpacks with safe, non-perishable, and nutritious food to see them through the weekend when school meals are not available.

We also help with field tripsschool clothes, and sports expenses for kids that might otherwise do without. Our goal is to provide children the things they need to flourish, and grow, into the future of our community.

Join your friends and neighbors in helping us brighten the future of your community, and it's children!

Food, arts & crafts, live music, wildlife, children’s games, and local history are highlighted each year. Family fun and entertainment are a main focus of the event. Festival admission is FREE.