Monday, June 20, 2005

SMALL TOWN CELEBRATIONS

I supposed Mt. Sterling's mayor was last in line when the small town celebrations were handed out. Collinsville got the Horseradish Festival; Metropolis, Illinois has the Superman Celebration; Norris City, Illinois has Mules Days. But poor Mt. Sterling. They are stuck with the annual Testicle Festival.

I used to live in Ridgeway, Illinois which had Popcorn Days, complete with a Popcorn Parade and a Popcorn Ball, at which they would crown the Popcorn Queen. Monroe County, Illinois would annually crown their Pork Queen.

What activities, one wonders, is involved with a Testicle Festival? What would they call the royalty crowned at such an event? Testicle Queen? That would work in Miami's South Beach; but not in smalltown, Illinois. And who would want to compete to be Testicle King? And on what would the judging be based? Kinda scary.

But as bad as Mt. Sterling's Testicle Festival may be, the Mayor of Byron, IL must have arrived even later. Every October, they celebrate their annual Turkey Testicle Festival.

Gobble.

6 comments:

wysiwyg said...

All I know is I'm not going anywhere NEAR the place while its on....

Bismuth said...

makes the Pine Island Cheese Fest seem not so bad. In Augusta, WI, they have Baked Beans Fest (or something like that) on account of there being a Bush's plant in town. I sure don't want to be in the town saloon on any of those nights...

Brat said...

Interesting choice of topics, sly.

PollyPI's TexEx would probably know this particular "delicacy” as mountain oysters. This is not just festival fare in Texas, take a look here at the daily menu of this restaurant in Amarillo.

BTW - be sure to click on the link to the 72oz. steak challenge. If you can eat the “meal” in one hour, its free, but if you miss, its $50.

And NO, I will not be placing my order for "mountian oysters" anytime soon. Maybe after the worm is no longer in the bottle, I might think about it. Maybe.

Jeff Meyerson said...

Key motto: "Come one, come all, let's have a ball."

I hope we're not looking at an all-you-can-eat contest here.

Polly P.I. said...

I, for one, love testicles and all that they represent!

Eleanor said...

testicles - yummy!!!