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A fang-tastic event awaits Published: April 25, 2013

ALTUS -- One of the most popular events in southwest Oklahoma begins Friday ... the Mangum Rattlesnake Derby and Flea Market.

The Altus Times reports that the annual festivities attracts thousands of visitors and participants.

The festival and market continues through Sunday in the downtown area.

A variety of concessions, tours, contests and displays will be featured.

There also will be a carnival, a stage and food vendors lining the streets.

Snake hunters can earn prizes for best results in several categories.

There will be hunter classes and caravans, a viewing area and more.

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