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.