[Screenshot from Facebook, Texas Testicle Festival, via MySanAntonio.com at https://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/article/What-you-need-to-know-about-the-first-ever-Texas-14974789.php?]
On Saturday, Texas cuisine went nuts.
In Fredericksburg, Best of Texas hosted its first Testicle Festival.
Folks from all parts — including the most private ones — came together to gobble up gonads at the city’s Bankersmith Hall.
From the advertisement on MySanAntonio.com:
Testicles from calves, lambs, roosters, turkeys and other animals are considered delicacies in other parts of the world.
And don’t worry — they kept it strictly professional:
Joe Bachmeier, an [official] with the event, said the festival will include turkey, lamb and veal testicles. The organs were imported from professionals that performed the removal of the testicles.
As per a post to Caller.com, “The event will also feature lawn games, a full bar, live music, and a small petting zoo for kids.”
Here’s how EventBrite put it:
Music and great food underlie the planning for this event, including the sweetbreads and Rocky Mountain oysters. Paired nicely with some adult beverages (and a little bit of friendly ribbing), these things go down like butter!
Kinda reminds me of this:
The testicles were served up “battered, fried, and grilled.”
"The Best of Texas wants you to know that a poor turkey has lost his testicles for you to enjoy."
— Senorita Ding Dong (@KaylaJ67) January 16, 2020
See more pics at the extravaganza’s BankersmithTexas page.
And check out that cool venue:
“This event is just to celebrate the testicle festivals that happen nationwide,” Bachmeier said. “We think its a really fun event people will enjoy. Plus, it’s at a really cool venue.”
Although the hall has a Fredericksburg address it is located in a town that was established in 1913 that later became a ghost town.
Tickets ranged from $5 to $35.
The Festival — or Festical, if you will — is a great reminder of just how diverse this country truly is. What would make some gag on their teeth to even think about is another group’s idea of a fantastic weekend.
Organizers expected “several hundred people to attend.”
I’m sure everyone had a ball.
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