OAKDALE, Calif. (AP) â The fundraising idea may seem a little nuts, but Oakdale’s annual Testicle Festival is always a big hit.

On Monday, volunteers with the town’s Rotary Club plan to fry up 400 pounds of the private parts of bulls and serve them to diners who pay $50 apiece for the sit-down meal.

The event, whose proceeds also benefit the Oakland Cowboy Museum, has drawn an average of 450 people and last year raised $28,000.

It’s common practice on cattle ranches for young male bovines to be castrated into steers, which after the initial loss, eventually makes them more docile and easier to handle. Fans of the delicacy, also referred to as “Rocky Mountain oysters,” come from around the state.

According to Rotarians, everyone who buys a ticket is guaranteed to “have a ball.”

Archived comments

I like mine with a Naropa Chipotle sauce….

meta4

3/30/2009 8:22:28 AM

Just think, if humans weren’t the dominant species…

positraction

3/30/2009 8:24:25 AM

“More lamb fries,get em while they’re hot…

I’m hooked,call me Mr.lamb fries…

Now there’s a man who knows when he’s got something good in his mouth.”

-(Funny Farm)

xxx

3/30/2009 8:33:37 AM

This is nuts.

Flatirony

3/30/2009 9:12:28 AM

What’s the dress code?

Bing987

3/30/2009 9:26:13 AM

Ball you can eat buffet.

orbison

3/30/2009 9:34:38 AM

Yikes! Noooo thanks…

t.pull@hotmail.com

3/30/2009 10:07:30 AM

Cue DrJ’s insipid comment about nutmeats.

boulder_native

3/30/2009 11:18:38 AM

Can you put a couple in a bag, to go?

zoom

3/30/2009 11:20:08 AM

Talk about sack lunch!

zoom

3/30/2009 11:21:53 AM

“Diners can ‘have a ball’ at testicle festival”

That’s punny!

Dick_Tater

3/30/2009 1:08:21 PM

chin-nuts

t.pull@hotmail.com

3/30/2009 1:24:48 PM

As for taste, the right sauce makes a vas deferens.

Shiny

3/30/2009 4:08:44 PM

Now there’s some real “dick taters”!

orbison

4/2/2009 12:30:17 PM