Turkey Testicle Festival: Your Questions, Answered

HUNTLEY (CBS) — In northwest suburban Huntley, the 29th annual Turkey Testicle Festival has begun at the Parkside Pub – and WBBM’s Steve Miller has answers to some frequently asked questions about turkey testicles.

Will this story be offensive to listeners?

No, there’s nothing fowl (uh, foul) in this story.

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What do turkey testicles (the Parkside Pub will serve up to 1,000 pounds, with lots of beer and live music, too) taste like?

“They’re actually not bad,” said Jennifer Maynard. “The texture of them is kind of like eating a deep-fried mushroom. It kind of tastes like chicken.”

Jennifer Maynard is a bartender at the Parkside Pub in Huntley.

So how big is the Turkey Testicle Festival?

“It started off just this small little festival … small little bar,” Maynard said. “And next thing you know, it just kept on growing and we ended up having a total of 42-hundred people walk through our door last year.”

What’s the best drink to have with turkey testicles?


“Beer and nuts,” Maynard said. “You got it.”

  • Jim Hamilton

    I have a dream too

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    CBS 2 Political Producer Ed Marshall says state Rep. Bill Mitchell (R-Decatur) finds that Cook County dominates all politics and legislation in Springfield, and he thinks it is time for the state to cut its largest population center adrift for the “betterment” of the rest of Illinois.
    He says Cook County should be allowed to exist apart from the state like the District of Columbia, with its own government.

    Contact your local Reps to support this bill


  • Jim Hamilton

    I wander if they were cage free turkey nuts oh the activist only care what McDonalds does

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