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Are You Ready for the Austin Ice Cream Festival? It’s the Coolest Event in Texas

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Summertime fun is right around the corner, and what better way to cool down than with America’s favorite cold treat? Our beloved ice cream! Who doesn’t like to break open a gold rim of blue bell’s finest options (or whatever your favorite brand might be) to beat the heat?

The 12th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival, scheduled for June 23, is sure to satisfy those hot summer days with some fun frozen treats. As a staple event for the city, the festival will have thousands of people descending upon Fiesta Gardens for not only daytime fun activities, but also after dark treats you won’t want to miss. Presented by H-E-B, this “brand new, exciting, two-part, ice cream-loving experience” is one you want to add to your bucket list. There will be #SCOOPSFORALL with “samples from over a dozen frozen treat partners,” shares its website.

1. Daytime Treats

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With a variety of samples from local, regional, and national brands of your favorite ice cream, fun activities, competitions, and live music, who wouldn’t want to celebrate into the night at this delectable festival?

With a two-part series this year, during the day you can expect a lot of ice cream fun in the sun. There will be a contest for all ages. Choose from the half gallon challenge, the half pint, the full pint, an ice cream sandwich division, and even a popsicle eating contest. Festival-goers will also get the chance to sample treats from frozen sample partners and vote on the best.

The fun doesn’t stop there. Plenty of activities are planned to keep you entertained, such as rock climbing, an obstacle course, yard games, and more according to their website. Create lasting memories with fun photo opportunities as you make your way along the day.

2. After Dark Excursions

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