Montana Goes Nuts!
July 9, 2003 5:39 PM   Subscribe

Montana Goes Nuts! The Rock Creek Lodge, outside Clinton, Montana, invites you for a four-day celebration of Pabst, prairie fries, and... well... pud: "Have a Ball at the Testicle Festival!" [via's newsletter, 1st page = SFW].

Anyone here been to a "hicks-gone-wild" type of event? I've heard of backwoods "show us your tits" type festivals before, and I would tend to generalize them as isolated outbursts of the repressed (and very sexist toward women). This one seems to have a slightly different... um... bent.
posted by scarabic (16 comments total)
You know any event that prominently features "Welcome Hustler magazine" on its site is going to be chock-full of rednecky goodness.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:21 PM on July 9, 2003

> I've heard of backwoods "show us your tits" type festivals before

You mean like, uh, mardi gras?
posted by jfuller at 6:25 PM on July 9, 2003

Testicle Festival "Male" Apron
Testicle Festival Logo on breast. Appears to be a "normal" apron when you raise the towel... a large penis jumps fully erect!
Made in Montana, USA $25.00
posted by Frank Grimes at 6:39 PM on July 9, 2003

Reggae-on-the-River in Northern California is an archetypal "hicks-gone-wild", "backwoods show-us-your-tits" festival. I have heard some complaints about sexism in that subculture, but I don't think they'll be welcoming Hustler nor Maxim anytime soon. Ah, brand identity, the true currency of our civilization.
posted by freebird at 6:44 PM on July 9, 2003

Well, I think we've solved the question of Quality versus Quantity.
posted by ColdChef at 6:51 PM on July 9, 2003

Jeez, Chef, a little warning would be nice.

I will admit to having partaken (partook?) at one point in the Okeene, Oklahoma Rattlesnake Roundup (warning: comes with lots of pop-ups, but also with dancing hillbilly frog), which is basically just an excuse for drinking beer and bothering rattlesnakes.

Hmm. Drinking beer and bothering rattlesnakes. Amazing they've been able to do it for 63 years in a row so far and haven't run out of rednecks yet, doesn't it?
posted by yhbc at 7:32 PM on July 9, 2003

doesn't = isn't. I should have stuck with my first instinct and went with "don't".
posted by yhbc at 7:41 PM on July 9, 2003

Heh...about 3 weeks ago, driving through a *different* part of Montana, I passed through the little town of Ryegate, which proudly sponsors a similar event...(click for full view)...

posted by davidmsc at 7:56 PM on July 9, 2003

Forgot to mention - notice the two different spellings of the key word.
posted by davidmsc at 7:56 PM on July 9, 2003

My first instinct was that this is pretty much the usual "show us your tits" day out for the local bikers and rednecks but, if you look through the photos (those that don't throw up 404s anyway), it is more like a bunch of people getting drunk and letting their hair down without really hurting anyone, with just as many male bits as female ones hanging out, so it seems somehow better than the usual fare. It's a fine line, though.

If I happened upon this event and was in the right mood, I might even join in, something I would never consider doing at this type of event normally.
posted by dg at 8:55 PM on July 9, 2003

This dude definitely has it goin' on.
posted by scarabic at 10:18 PM on July 9, 2003

"Have a Ball at the Testicle Festival"

Har, har, har!!! Get it? Ball? Testicle?

Comic Genius.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:06 AM on July 10, 2003

I clicked on a photo gallery at random (Testy Festy)... good thing I'm unemployed... some of these verged on hardcore.

Yee-hawww! Hillbilly porn.
posted by cedar at 7:08 AM on July 10, 2003

"I've heard of backwoods "show us your tits" type festivals before"

Let's leave Burning Man out of this.
posted by mecran01 at 8:51 AM on July 10, 2003

I work a block down from a restaurant that serves Turkey Nuts (deep-fried turkey testicles) every day, as an appetizer. The sign out front reads "Ya'll Gobble Up Some Turkey Nuts!"
posted by letitrain at 10:53 AM on July 10, 2003

Anyone here been to a "hicks-gone-wild" type of event?

You mean my childhood?
posted by squirrel at 1:59 PM on July 11, 2003

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