Nothing says Eagle like a piping-hot plate of deep fried gonads. Since the 1950s, Eagle has hosted one of the world's largest Rocky Mountain oyster feeds. And even though Eagle has thrown on a pair of fancy underpants since the event's humble beginnings, the town still knows how to go nuts.
More than 1,000 people are expected to go balls to the wall in Merrill Park for the event, which is also referred to as the Eagle Nut Feed. This year's event will host a six-on-six coed volleyball tournament, offering a minimum payout of $600. Hamburgers and garden salads will also be available for those who don't want to testes their gag reflexes.
Proceeds benefit the Eagle Volunteer Firefighter Association, which works to provide a pool of individuals to assist the Eagle Fire Department.
The feed is being held in conjunction with the annual Eagle Fun Days, which includes a golf tournament, carnival, rodeo, car show, fun run, family bike night and the Wet and Wild Parade. Catch a variety of musical performances, such as Crosby Stills and Nash at the Eagle River Park Pavilion and Moody Jews and Nate Fowler at the Heritage Park gazebo.
Saturday, June 12, 5-10 p.m., $10-$22, Merrill Park Eagle, 637 E. Shore Drive, 208-939-6463, eaglefire.org.