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Testicle Festival – Tiro, Ohio

The Tiro Testicle Festival is fun tradition that began when a local farmer and the original tavern owner made use of the harvest from the springtime castration. This festival traditionally brings in a lot of bikers and anyone with an adventurous palate and a sense of humor.

Along with live music, there is plenty of beverages to accompany the free fried testicles. The neighboring volunteer fire department usually take part as well, offering some food options.

2024 DATE: TBD
Location: Tiro Tavern
102 S Main St
Tiro, OH 44887

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I’ve been to the Testicle Festival twice. 

To read my first experience and learn the festival’s history, please go to  https://ohiofestivals.net/4-tiro-testicle-festival-may-19-2013/

The post below documents my experience on May 12, 2017.

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It was a beautiful Friday evening at the Tiro Tavern…

…perfect for heading around back…

…and celebrating their annual Testicle Festival.

After a quick visit inside the tavern for wristbands and beer tickets…

…festival goers collected their beverages…

…and enjoyed them both with old friends…

…and new (everyone was pretty friendly here)…

…all while taking in some great live music.

For hungry visitors, the tavern offered plenty of fried-up goodies…

…while the neighboring volunteer fire department…

…also sold such items as pulled pork sandwiches…

…and quarter pounder weiners.

But don’t forget why festival goers came to the tavern.

Sooner or later, they would get in this line…

…either to take them to the festival souvenir table…

…for plenty of caps, shirts, and other mementos…

…or for the main attraction…

…a portion of the 250 lb of veal testicles…

…served in golden brown deliciousness…

free-of-charge.

I admit, when I sat down with my own portion…

…I couldn’t believe how tender (and delicious) those veal testicles were.

You’re welcome, Tiro Tavern.

You’re very, very welcome.