Morning Poll: Testicle Festival

by ARLnow.com June 10, 2011 at 9:32 am 8,363 27 Comments

More than 500 people are expected to show up at the Arlington American Legion post in Virginia Square (3445 Washington Blvd) this weekend to chow down on 60 pounds of “peeled, sliced and fried bull testicles.”

The seventh annual Montana State Society ‘Testicle Festival’ is being held from 6:00 to 10:00 Saturday night. A $20 ticket buys you “all the Crown Royal you can drink and all the balls you can eat,” as festival co-organizer Brittany Beauleiu told NBC Washington. There will also be all-you-can-drink beer and country music from the Wil Gravatt Band.

Also known as Rocky Mountain oysters or cowboy caviar, bull testicles are said to be chewy and taste like chicken.

The western delicacy might not be for everyone — but everybody has a price, right? How much would someone have to pay you to sample some bull baby makers?

Photo by Fernando Hartwig

  • Aaron

    Good thing I ate a nice big breakfast … yuck

  • BallstonNOTBoston

    Uhhhhhhh – AWESOME!

  • JamesE

    I thought this was about Mr. Days

  • CW

    60 pounds for 500 people? I think they need to order more!

  • Noel

    I’ve never partied with 60 pounds of balls but what the heck!!!! Sounds like a fun time even if I never taste it!!!

  • charlie

    will there also be tea to drink and then tea bagging?

    • Unicycle Lover

      one word…BALLS!

  • ConstantCritic

    Why is this being held in Virginia Square? Was BALLSton not available?

  • Abe Froman

    Everyone has a price.

  • Tabby

    That’s nuts.

  • steve

    Anyone seen johnny dangerously? Wonder if any of those bulls had ESS

  • Tater Salad

    I went last year and had a ball!

  • Last Best Place

    This event is a lot of fun – great country band and low-key, fun crowd. Definitely need a lot of liquid courage to eat the “oysters.”

  • **Peeled**???

    • MayorOfWestover

      You’ve never had fried oyster skins? You’re missing out. Like pork rinds, only chewier.

  • SaveDaveMcKenna

    C’mon Montana, break out the good stuff, Bison!

  • Alex

    If it’s gonna be that kind of party, I’m gonna dip my– oh nevermind.

    • Arlingtonian

      …balls in the mashed potatoes? 😉

  • Andy

    Meh…when’s the Sausage Fest?

  • Rosslynite

    Does Congressman Weiner know about this?

  • RunFor theHills!

    Did anyone catch the part about “all the Crown Royale you can drink”?

    A bunch of American Legion guys full of bull balls and scotch, what could go wrong ?

    • Stu Pendus

      I played Legion ball for Post 139, and have spent plenty of time there as an adult and know quite a few regulars. It will be a blast, is an understatement.

  • Jerome Smiff

    I just threw up in my mouth. If they taste like chicken then I am just going to El Pollo Rico. I’ll bet their chicken tastes just like balls!

  • Carmen


  • not a chance

    sorry but those animals deserve to keep their balls. when you look at it humans are really disgusting.

    • Skeptical


  • Rose

    No Low T here!!!!That’s for sure……


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