Since 1991, solar heated egg frying contest with western gun fights, food and entertainment. Some sidewalk chefs use aluminum foil while others heat up the contest by using mirrors, glass jars and solar panels. Oatman Sidewalk Egg Frying Contest! Egg frying contest is held July 4th at high noon on the downtown streets of Oatman, AZ. along old Route 66. There are also Old West gun fights, wild burros roaming the streets, food, entertainment and more. Note: Only solar heat may be used to fry the eggs, and there is a 15 minute time limit.