The 11th Annual New Jersey Ice Cream Festival
Where: Toms River, NJ
When: July 20, 2013
Details: “Tasting kits” are available for $6 ($7 on the day of the event). The website offers a listing of participating ice cream vendors and also mentions games, rides, food, and “a fun-filled day for the whole family!”
Atlanta Ice Cream Festival
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: July 27, 2013Details: The Atlanta Ice Cream Festival serves up plenty of ice cream with a side of health and fitness. According to the website, “This fun event will include a variety of health and wellness agencies, fitness routines, and so much more fun for the whole family. Yes, come to the park, eat some ice cream, BUT also prepare yourself for lots of laughter, break a sweat with the fitness activies, receive information from the participating health/wellness agencies of our community and have a great time.”
Where: Austin, TX
When: August 17, 2013
Details: Entry to the festival is $10 (kids under 8 are free). The event includes games, activities, contests and live entertainment as well as lots of ice cream. Also on the schedule is a homemade ice cream making contest, a popsicle stick sculpture contest, and an ice cream eating contest.
Where: Memphis, TN
When: September 28, 2013
Details: According to the festival website, “everyone screams for ice cream — especially when it’s all the ice cream you can eat! Join us for the 19th Annual Big Scoop Ice Cream Festival. Kids of all ages look forward to this annual festival of cool treats, awesome entertainment and great outdoor fun!” Bonus: Portions of the proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis.
And if you're feeling international:
Where: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
When: July 21, 2013
Details: The festival is divided into two time periods: “Sundae Blue” (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) which offers fun and activities for parents and younger children, and “Sundae Red” (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) which provides a carnival-themed atmosphere for tends, adults and couples.
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