buy-tickets26th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry

March 11, 2017

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Have a ball, or two, in historic Virginia City this St. Patrick’s Day. Each year, more than 3,000 daring connoisseurs sample tasty testes from cooks competing for the title of Best Rocky Mountain Oyster Cook in the West! Cooks from around the west fry, smoke or grill these delectable concoctions in a way that will make you forget what you’re really eating. Go balls out and try them all. Dress in your most outlandish St. Patty’s Day garb, walk in the parade, join the costume contest and get in on the Ballbreaker Saloon Crawl. This full-on Irish testicle festival is the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day, complete with a beer garden, music and the lively atmosphere found only in Virginia City. Purchase tasting packages in advance here. 


Interested in competing? This year we’ve DOUBLED our prize money to entice more cooks from around the region to show us their stuff. Come on, we’ve got the balls! Register as a cook by filling out the Cooks Application here.

Wash down those tasty testes with a refreshing beverage as part of the Ball Breaker Saloon Crawl. Your cup grants you one free beer and a variety of samples at Virginia City’s participating historic saloons. All crawl participants receive discounts on full specialty drink orders. Purchase your cup today. 

Be a part of the event with your local business. Sign up to be a vendor here. 

25th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry Winners

Best Overall Taste
1st Place – Cajones Caliente
2nd Place – Virginia City Testicle Chili/V.C.T.C.
3rd Place – Nut Up or Shut Up

Most Creative Dish
1st Place – Cajones Caliente
2nd Place – Nut Up or Shut Up
3rd Place – Delta Saloon/Sack Shack

Best Dish Presentation
1st Place – Nut Up or Shut Up
2nd Place – Taco de Bolas
3rd Place – Cajones Caliente 

Best Booth Setup/Décor
1st Place – Cajones Caliente
2nd Place – Nut Up or Shut Up
3rd Place – Storey County Senior Center/Seen Your Balls

Brandi Lee People's Choice Award
1st Place – Cajones Caliente
2nd Place – Nut Up or Shut Up


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