Testicle festival

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A visitor consuming a deep-fried testicle at the Tiro Testicle Festival

A testicle festival is an event held at several small towns which the featured activity is the consumption of animal testicles, usually battered and fried.[1]

The oldest such festival takes place in Byron, Illinois, US[2] and features turkey testicles. Similar festivals in the US are held in Deerfield, Michigan; Olean, Missouri; Tiro, Ohio; Oakdale, California; Ashland, Nebraska; Huntley, Illinois; Stillwater, Oklahoma;[3]Salmon, Idaho[4] Clinton, Montana, and Dundas, Wisconsin some of which feature cattle testicles.[5][6] The Montana State Society has held an annual 'Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival' in Clinton, Montana since 2005.[7]

Every year in September the villages of Ozrem and Lunjevica in the municipality of Gornji Milanovac, Serbia, hosts the World Testicle Cooking Championship.[8][9] The festival serves up a variety of testicles, including wildlife. It also gives awards for "ballsy" news makers. U.S. President Barack Obama and pilot Chesley Sullenberger won awards in 2010.[10]

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  1. ^ "Turkey Testicle Festival draws crowd to Huntley". DailyHerald.com. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2012-05-27.
  2. ^ "Turkey Testicle Festival". 2camels.com. Retrieved 2012-05-27.
  3. ^ "Tumbleweed Calf Fry Official Website".
  4. ^ http://salmonidaho.com/calendar.html?btn=showe&event_id=9243&calendar_id=4
  5. ^ Diners can 'have a ball' at testicle festival
  6. ^ Offer 'foodies' something new to boost tourism, expert says Archived 2012-09-04 at Archive.today
  7. ^ "This Year's Testicle Festival Theme: 'A Royal Ball'". ARLnow.com. 2013-04-30. Retrieved 2014-05-15.
  8. ^ Have a Ball at Serbia’s Testicle Cooking Championship
  9. ^ World Testicle Cooking Championship Official Site
  10. ^ Chefs compete at World Testicle Cooking Championship

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