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 where the featured activity is the consumption of animal testicles, usually battered and fried.[1]

The oldest of such festivals 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; Dundas, Wisconsin, and Bentonville, Arkansas,[5] some of which feature Rocky mountain oysters (cattle testicles).[6][7] The Montana State Society has held an annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival in Clinton, Montana, since 2005.[8]

Every year in September the villages of Ozrem and Lunjevica in the municipality of Gornji Milanovac, Serbia, host the World Gonad Cooking Championship.[9][10] The festival serves up a variety of testicles, including wildlife. It also gives awards for "ballsy" newsmakers. U.S. President Barack Obama and pilot Chesley Sullenberger won awards in 2010.[11]

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  1. ^ "Turkey Testicle Festival draws crowd to Huntley". DailyHerald.com. November 24, 2010. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "Turkey Testicle Festival". 2camels.com. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
  3. ^ "Tumbleweed Dance Hall". calffry.com. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  4. ^ http://salmonidaho.com/calendar.html?btn=showe&event_id=9243&calendar_id=4[dead link]
  5. ^ "Testicle Festival, Bentonville". BK Promotions. Retrieved October 29, 2022.
  6. ^ "Diners can 'have a ball' at testicle festival". msnbc.com. March 28, 2009.
  7. ^ Offer 'foodies' something new to boost tourism, expert says Archived September 4, 2012, at archive.today
  8. ^ "This Year's Testicle Festival Theme: 'A Royal Ball'". ARLnow.com. April 30, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  9. ^ "Testicle Cooking Championship in Serbia". www.odditycentral.com. June 28, 2011.
  10. ^ "Ballcup.com". www.ballcup.com. Archived from the original on April 7, 2012.
  11. ^ "Chefs compete at World Testicle Cooking Championship". August 29, 2010 – via www.telegraph.co.uk.

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