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Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry – Canceled

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$7 – $95

Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, Virginia City


Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry canceled amid COVID-19 health concerns.

First and foremost, Virginia City is open for business. Tourism is vital to our state and to our community. We depend on our visitors to shop in our merchant stores, eat in our restaurants and stay in our hotels. With the health and welfare of our attendees, vendors, residents and Storey County community being paramount, it is with deep regret that we will be canceling our annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry celebration. While the state has not directly mandated this, we are taking this as a precautionary measure to support social distancing recommendations and large gatherings.

Ticket holders will be notified on the process of refunds.

If you have additional questions, please email visitorinfo@storeycounty.com.

Head up to the Comstock for a St. Patrick’s Day party only the Comstock could throw. You’re sure to “have a ball” at the 29th annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry and St. Patrick’s Day celebration as daring revelers sample tasty testes from cooks competing for the title of Best Rocky Mountain Oyster Cook in the West.

This “testy festy” is the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy music, a parade, the most outlandish St. Patrick’s Day atmosphere and of course, Rocky Mountain Oysters being served up piping hot in a variety of tasty ways. Dress to impress in your most festive or outlandish St. Patty’s Day garb, walk in the parade, join the costume contest and get in on the Ballbreaker Saloon Crawl. Designated drivers will receive a special cup.

Or better yet, become a VIB’er – Very Important Baller – and jump to the front of the line sporting a medallion boasting your baller status and other perks.

Cooks prepare these delectable concoctions in a way that will make you forget what you’re really eating. Taste them grilled, smoked, fried or even in a taco. Go balls out and try them all. You can even sign up to cook up your own tasty teste batch! Come on, we’ve got the balls, do you? Register as a cook by filling out the Cooks Application. Or join the fun with your business, be a vendor! Sign up here.

Wash down those amaze-balls with a refreshing beverage as part of the Ball Breaker Saloon Crawl. Your cup grants you one free beer and a variety of samples at Virginia City’s participating historic saloons. All crawl participants receive discounts on full specialty drink orders. Designated drivers will receive a special cup and designation.

To purchase tasting packages or your Ball Breaker Saloon Crawl cups in advance, click here.


For more information on what to do in Virginia City, including lodging options, visit VisitVirginiaCityNV.com.



Virginia City Tourism Commission


Virginia City
89 C Street
Virginia City, NV 89401 United States
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