Join us for our 13thth annual Calfry out here at Cattlelacs. Live music from Doug Moreland and friends, live chainsaw carving, calfries (and other tasty treats). Famous TRICK ROPER Brice Chapman.
Fun for the whole family...COME HAVE A BALL!
Admission is FREE during the day for chainsaw carving. $10 Friday night (starting 6pm), food & drinks available for purchase. $20 Saturday night (starting 4pm), calf fries & bbq plate included with ticket (Saturday only), drinks available for purchase. Kids 12 & under free.
Doug Moreland assembles his collection of friends to bring you the best musical event of the year!
Friday show times:
9 am -- chainsaw carvers
7 pm -- Stoney Gabel songwriter set
8 pm -- Tessy Lou & the Shotgun Stars
9 pm -- The Crooks
Saturday show times:
9 am -- chainsaw carvers
4 pm -- Pearl & The Polka Dots
5 pm -- Brice Chapman cowboy trick roping
5:30 pm -- Paul Nipper
6:30 pm -- Hill Country Gentlemen
7:30 pm -- chainsaw carvers auction
8 pm -- The Possum Posse
9 pm -- Doug Moreland & The Flying Armadillos
Music ends around 10:30 pm each night. (schedule may change)
Come and see our expert carvers LIVE as they create their pieces from start to finish on-site. The process is fascinating to watch and a great way to meet some of the best carvers around. The carving starts at 9am Friday and Saturday and will run throughout the morning and early afternoon. An auction for the carved pieces will be held at 7:30pm on Saturday...don't miss out!...and bring your money!!
FRIDAY: Water and tea Free all day! Food and other beverages available for purchase.
SATURDAY: Each ticket you purchase comes with a country BBQ plate complete with calf fries. Dinner will be served from 6-9pm. First come first served! Water and tea Free all day...other beverages available for purchase.
What's a Calf Fry????
Well, here's the official definition from Wikipedia:
Rocky Mountain oysters, prairie oysters, cowboy caviar, Montana tendergroin, dusted nuts, bull fries, or swinging beef are North American culinary names given to buffalo, boar or bull testicles. During the spring or fall roundup, cowboys rope all the calves, brand them and neuter all the males. Since only one bull of special breeding is needed for further reproduction among a herd, and calves lacking testosterone produce more tender beef, the practice of castration results in an opportune novelty dish. They are usually peeled, coated in flour, pepper and salt, sometimes pounded flat, then deep-fried. This delicacy is most often served as an appetizer, with a cocktail sauce dip.
In Western Canada, the preferred name is "prairie oysters", where they may be served in a demi-glace, not deep-fried. In Oklahoma and North Texas, they are sometimes called calf fries but only if taken from very young bulls. In many parts of Mexico they are referred to as “criadillas” and are colloquially referred to as huevos del toro (literally “bull’s eggs”, but huevos is also Spanish slang for testicles) in Central & South America. Rocky Mountain oysters are sometimes confused with lamb fries or animelles (lamb testicles), which are served in a similar manner. Boar (hog) testicles are served in some Midwest areas such as in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. In other countries, testicles are known as sweet meats.
The first Cattlelacs Calfry in June 2003 marked the Grand Opening of Doug Moreland’s newly built workshop in Manchaca Texas, and the official joining of his two passions, music and wood carving. Easily he lined up the afternoon’s entertainment with good-hearted musician friends Ryan Bingham, Dub Miller, Matt Skinner, Frank NeVille, and Kevin Fowler. Then to make it a full-fledged shindig, food had to be served, and Doug jumped at the offer of a large supply of either crawfish, or calf testicles, the obviously perfect choice being the latter!
The first few years progressed as an informal party for friends and neighbors with free food, drinks, and song. As each event grew, Doug decided it really needed to become a festival, complete with good eats, custom-made chainsaw carving pieces, live auction, and an official stage to present his tasteful flavor of musical entertainment.