Whigham Travel Guide

  • Historic District
    Historic District
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  • Howdy Y'all !  Welcome to the RATTLESNAKE Roundup
    Howdy Y'all ! Welcome to the...
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Whigham Things to Do

  • Rattlesnake Roundup

    Whigham is also the home of the Georgia Rattlesnake Roundup. Unfortunately I was not here at the right time to attend. VT member PChalmis has a great page about the roundup. There is also a rattlesnake roundup in Claxton, Georgia.

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  • Historic District

    Whigham is located in the Southwest corner of Georgia. It is a small town but has a nice little historic district along US 84.

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  • Visit with the "out of town" snakes,...

    The Rattlesnake Roundup is, primarily, all about rattlesnakes. But as a secondary mode, its purpose is to promote and educate people about all kinds of snakes, both venomous and non-venomous.Naturalists and experts are on-site and they provide interesting and entertaining interludes with all sorts of snakes.

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  • Get something to nibble on at the...

    The Rattlensnake Roundup, like many other local fairs and gatherings throughout the South and America as a whole, features the usual collection of "fair food". Candied apples, popcorn, hot dogs, burgers, fries, etc.There are some items that are more geared towards the deep South, and you'll find them in abundance at the roundup. In fact, you might...

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  • But, it's not JUST rattlesnakes....

    The Whigham Rattlesnake Roundup is primarily about rattlesnakes. But, there is an underlying mission to discuss reptiles, and snakes in particular, of all kinds. There are demonstrations and lectures given on all types of snakes, both venomous and non-venomous. The roundup organizers say that, if they get the proper permits, that next year's event...

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  • RATTLESNAKES!! You came here to see...

    The small south Georgia town of Whigham is located halfway between Cairo and Bainbridge Georgia on US Highway 84. It is approximately 50 miles north of my hometown of Tallahassee, Florida.The last Saturday in January is the date that Whigham annually hosts the 'Rattlesnake Roundup". Hunters go out for days ahead of time, rousing hibernating...

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Whigham Restaurants

  • ...just in case you eat at the Roundup...

    OK, I'm just being funny. But, I'm not completely kidding when I say that you should not make "fair vendor food" a steady diet. You'd end up looking like a whale, due to all the high calories of the fried fare being served.So, enjoy your day at the Rattlesnake Roundup, and be sure to try all the horribly-fattening but fun food. But for dinner, you...

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  • It's not everyday that you can taste an...

    They no longer serve fried rattlesnake at the Rattlesnake Roundup, due to the howling from the environmentalist corps. But, if you're looking for something unusual and distinctly rural southern to sample, try some fried alligator tail. In many areas, they'd just say "Gator tail", but at THIS vendor, they said alligator kabobs.The meat tastes...

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  • "Home-Made"...... it's what you're...

    In the deep South, and actually all over the world, the key phrase in obtaining a tasty meal are the words "home-made". If they didn't open up a bag of prepared, frozen food, preferring instead to make everything from basic ingredients, the chances are good that you're in for more of a treat. They had a very nice "home-made" chicken salad.

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  • Corn dogs, spiral potatoes, and...

    Among the other delicacies for sale all over Whigham's Rattlesnake Roundup are Corn dogs, spiral potatoes and lemonade. As you'll note in the photo, the sign also says pork rinds, which some folks like, too. (I'm not a fan) A corn dog, for those not knowing, is a hot dog on a stick, dipped into a corn batter and then deep-fried. Dip it in mustard...

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  • Terrible for your heart.....great for...

    One of the tastier items that can be had at numerous stalls throughout the Rattlesnake Roundup are the country sausage dogs. These tasty sausages are similar in texture and makeup to a more traditional Italian or Polish sausage, but the country seasonings are different. Among the heavier flavors are sage and basil, along with a healthy dose of...

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  • Good eatin' in the deep South

    Richardson's Pit Bar-B-Que Shack at the Rattlesnake Roundup grounds is typical of the southern barbecue "joints" that can be found at any deep south gathering. All have the usual array of beef and chicken dishes. BUT, in the deep South, true barbecue usually means pork. There's nothing like barbecued pork ribs, or a tender pulled pork...

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Whigham Nightlife

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    by 850prc Written Jan 31, 2004

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    There is ABSOLUTELY nothing to do in Whigham, Georgia at night. Enjoy the Rattlesnake Roundup, and then head home. If you're not "home", head back to Tallahassee, where there is some semblance of a nightlife.

    In Whigham, Georgia, nighttime is bedtime. And sometimes, that isn't that bad. : )

    Dress Code: You're at home. Wear something comfortable. Get yourself a cold beer and watch some TV. :) Then make sure you have nightmares by discussing the day's snake encounter at the Rattlesnake Roundup.

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Whigham Shopping

  • Interesting stuff for sale at the...

    As mentioned in the earlier tip, there are all sorts of interesting and inexpensive items for sale at the Roundup. Some of the craft-type offerings are really pretty. In the photo below, check out the optical-illusion wooden wind mobiles. These are all one piece of wood, carved in such a way as to gently move in the breeze. But, the pattern on the...

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  • Interesting stuff for sale at the...

    There are probably close to one hundred little vendor shops set up at the Roundup. There are all sorts of items for sale, including candles, t-shirts, food items, gadgets, art work, musical instruments, rattlesnake-themed items, leather goods, inexpensive and handmade jewelry, etc. You're not going to find anything of huge value at any of the...

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  • True Southern Barbecue Sauce.....sent to...

    First a note.....I realize that this tip is essentially a duplicate of one of my general tips. But, I really wanted to make sure people have the opportunity to try a taste of the old South in their own homes. One of the best things about Whigham and south Georgia has to be the barbecue. And, great southern barbecue requires great HOMEMADE...

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Whigham Local Customs

  • How long ago DID they fight the Civil...

    As described on several of these other "Civil War" tips, the history of the 1861-65 fighting is very important in the heritage of the South. It's not unusual to find re-enactments and period costumes at any small town gatherings held in the region.In the accompanying photo, I'm standing with a fellow dressed in the uniform of a Confederate enlisted...

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  • How long ago DID they fight the Civil...

    ---NOTE PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTO AT THE LEFT, SO IT WILL ENLARGE, ALLOWING YOU TO READ THE MESSAGE. As you've learned if you've read this far in my Whigham page, Southerners are proud of the South, and they honor their "Rebel" heritage. Southerners are quite independent, and although you'll never find a more loving and family oriented people, they...

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  • How long ago DID they fight the Civil...

    If you'd like a little more evidence of how the Civil War.....ooops, I meant the War of Northern Aggression....is still remembered in the South, check out this little item at one of the Rattlesnake Roundup vendor stalls.

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Whigham Favorites

  • Still Rebel proud 140 years later

    As I describe more fully in my "local custom tips", the South is still very much cognizant of the US Civil War, or as it's called here, "the War of Northern Aggression". Most long-time southern families have relatives who served in the Confederate Armies.Many people mistakenly feel that the whole point of the American Civil War was slavery, and...

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  • FOX News Channel covers the Rattlesnake...

    In the accompanying photo, you see a reporter and cameraman from the national FOX television network interviewing one of the visitors to the Rattlesnake Roundup.Although it's just a small town item, the Rattlesnake Roundup does have a degree of quirky fame all over the country. Watching this interviewee's nervous twitch while he was being...

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  • Jumpin' for joy

    As is the case at any festival, there are all sorts of activities for kids and adults alike to enjoy. Taking part in all of them can empty your wallet in a heartbeat. But, this little guy (in the photo) managed to pry $7 out of his dad's pocket to do some "bungee bouncing"...basically like a bungee jump without the danger of falling a couple...

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