Boot Hill Bull Fry will take place Friday.
For several years now, the Boot Hill Bull Fry has been a delicacy of Dodge City Days. This year is no exception.
The Boot Hill Bull Fry will take place on Friday at the museum from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
“Our typical attendance for the Bull Fry is upward of about 800 people,” said Laura Tawater, marketing manager for the museum. “It is a highlight of Dodge City Days, people from all over come for this, some are even international.”
Meals cost $14 with a lapel pin and $16.50 without. For children, meals cost $8 with a lapel pin and $9 without a lapel pin.
“We’ll have calf fry on the menu, which are bull testicles, but if people don’t want to do that then they can have brisket,” said Tawater. “Sally’s taters and onions will be served, and they are famous, which is why we call them Sally’s taters because she’s grandma Sally, she works in the kitchen and this is her recipe.”
Other side items include baked beans, coleslaw and tea or Pepsi as well as separately sold beer. Tawater also stated that they will have Bull Fry T-shirts for sale in the gift shop, $16 for small to XL sized shirts, and $18 for XXL to 3XL sized shirts.
“We’ll have a gunfight at 7 p.m.,” Tawater said. “The rest of the museum will be closed, we’re going to block it off but we’re going to open the Occident room for people to go inside and eat.”
Tawater also added that Q-97 radio will be providing music for the evening.
“You can come in at any time between 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to get dinner,” said Tawater. “You can hang out for as long as you want, or you can eat and leave.”
With all the attention the Boot Hill Bull Fry has received from previous years, Tawater predicts that this year the museum will see a similar turnout because of how much the local and non-local people enjoy bull fry.
“Some people who are in Dodge for Dodge City Days have never tried bull fry or are super interested in what bull fry is,” said Tawater. “People are excited about it because typically we see locals there and they’ve eaten this before, they know what it is. The tourists are normally willing to try something new. Sometimes they like it and sometimes they don’t.”
Tawater encourages everyone to come out to “have a ball” at the Dodge City’s 16th annual Testicle Festival for good food, music and fun.
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