The first Testicle Festival is taking place from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at Bankersmith Hall in Fredericksburg.

The Best of Texas wants you to know that a poor turkey has lost his testicles for you to enjoy.

The organization, which hosts festivals around Texas, said in a Facebook post not to let the turkey’s testes be wasted in vain at its first Texas Testicle Festival from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday in Bankersmith Hall in Fredericksburg.

Testicles from calves, lambs, roosters, turkeys and other animals are considered delicacies in other parts of the world. And that’s what the festival is celebrating — people who enjoy eating animal testicles.

Joe Bachmeier, an organizer with the event, said the festival will include turkey, lamb and veal testicles. The organs were imported from professionals that performed the removal of the testicles. They will be battered, fried and grilled at the festival.

If you don’t want to try the testicles, hungry visitors can choose from burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, artisan pizzas, gourmet hot dogs and pork ribs.

Bachmeier said they are expecting several hundred people to attend the event, which will include lawn games, a full bar, live music and a small petting zoo for kids.

Tickets for the festival range between $5 and $35 and are available for purchase at or at the festival gate located at 7905 Old San Antonio Road.

“This event is just to celebrate the testicle festivals that happen nationwide,” Bachmeier said. “We think its a really fun event people will enjoy. Plus, it’s at a really cool venue.”

Although the hall has a Fredericksburg address it is located in a town that was established in 1913 that later became a ghost town.