Montana Testicle Festival
Rock Creek Lodge just
outside of Clinton,
throws the world’s largest testicle festival every fall attracting more
than 15,000 fans annually to its five day event. Tossing around its
motto, "I had a ball at the Testicle Festival,” the festival feeds over 2
½ tons of bull balls to its many hungry revelers. Not only can you
get a taste of these yummy delicious deep-fried bull’s testicles, but
while you’re there, you’ll no doubt want to participate in the bull-chip
throwing contest, the wet t-shirt or hairy chest competitions, and
While you’re there you will enjoy live music, with as many
as six different bands playing, and a copious flow of alcohol, especially
Bull Snort Brew, made especially for the festival by Big Sky Brewing
Company of Missoula,
Rock Creek Lodge Testicle Festival is held
annually in September. All photos courtesy
Rock Creek Lodge
wild couple of days, leave your children at home as the event
advertises "No kids, hassles or brought-in beverages.” All
attendees must be 21 years of age - a fun time, but not a family
affair!. While this party is said to be relatively tame, be
aware that you can plan to get an eyeful of half-dressed and naked
party-goers. If you’ve found you've partaken a bit too much of
the festival’s Bull Snort Brew, the lodge provides a free year-round
campground to lay your weary head.
The brainchild of Rod Lincoln, who owns the Rock Creek
Lodge, the annual festival has revitalized what was once a little
known stop along the road. Billed as "Montana
Tendergroin,” Lincoln uses only USDA approved bull testicles in
preparing the delicacy. Also known as Rocky Mountain Oysters,
the membrane is peeled, marinated in beer, breaded four times, and
deep fried to result in what appears to be a fat breaded pork
Haven’t got enough
yet? Be sure to pick up a Testicle Festival souvenir at the Rock
Lodge gift shop, which features everything from t-shirts to playing
cards to Testy Festy Hot Sauce.
The Rock Creek Lodge
Testicle Festival, held each September, has been featured in such
magazines as Time, Maxim, High Times, Hustler, and
Field and Stream.
Lodge is just outside of Clinton,
Montana and twenty miles east
of Missoula on I-90 at exit 126.
Rock Creek Lodge Testicle Festival
I-90 Exit 126 - Box 825
If your appetite
hasn’t been sated by this bizarre festival, fear not.
Montana has more to offer at the Fromberg
Festival of Testicles near Billings, the Mission Mountain Testicle
Festival in Branding Iron, the Ryegate Testicle Festival some 60 miles
from Billings, and the York Bar’s Go Nuts Festival in York,
of America, updated January, 2009.
There's plenty of parking and camping at the
Rock Creek Lodge Testicle Festival.
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