The 11th Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival Is Almost Here This Saturday, Aug. 12

Style Magazine Newswire | 8/10/2017, 12:58 p.m.
The 11th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival presented by H-E-B is just around the corner this Saturday, Aug. 12 and ...

(AUSTIN, TEXAS - Aug. 10, 2017; source: Juice Consulting) - The 11th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival presented by H-E-B is just around the corner this Saturday, Aug. 12 and what a better way to cool down this summer than a day at the beautiful Fiesta Gardens along Lady Bird Lake. The family-friendly festival will start at 11 a.m. and end at 10 p.m. and feature various activities throughout the day for all ages, such as frozen treat sampling from local and national brands, savory local food trucks and adult beverages. Guests can participate in numerous contests and activities including ice cream eating and frozen treat making competitions, an inflatable obstacle course, lawn games, a dunk tank, rock wall, water gun station, a movie in the park (7:30-9:30 p.m.), canoe and paddleboard rentals provided by The Expedition School and so much more.

This year's festival will also include two live music stages for both adults and kids with music presented by KUTX. The lineup includes Suzanna Choffel, DJ Chorizo Funk, Adam and the Bull Shark and Interrobang, an eight-piece brass band based out of the University of Texas. Elizabeth McQueen and Audrey Morton from KUTX will emcee the event.

THE 11TH ANNUAL AUSTIN ICE CREAM FESTIVAL MAKES FINAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE BIG DAY THIS SATURDAY, AUG. 12

Celebrity judges announced for this year's 'Best of ATX Frozen Treat' ice cream making contest and Elizabeth McQueen and Audrey Morton of KUTX announced as emcees; more than 7,500 attendees are expected to scoop up frozen flavors at Fiesta Gardens for this family friendly event

(AUSTIN, TEXAS - Aug. 10, 2017; source: Juice Consulting) - The 11th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival presented by H-E-B is just around the corner this Saturday, Aug. 12 and what a better way to cool down this summer than a day at the beautiful Fiesta Gardens along Lady Bird Lake. The family-friendly festival will start at 11 a.m. and end at 10 p.m. and feature various activities throughout the day for all ages, such as frozen treat sampling from local and national brands, savory local food trucks and adult beverages. Guests can participate in numerous contests and activities including ice cream eating and frozen treat making competitions, an inflatable obstacle course, lawn games, a dunk tank, rock wall, water gun station, a movie in the park (7:30-9:30 p.m.), canoe and paddleboard rentals provided by The Expedition School and so much more.

This year's festival will also include two live music stages for both adults and kids with music presented by KUTX. The lineup includes Suzanna Choffel, DJ Chorizo Funk, Adam and the Bull Shark and Interrobang, an eight-piece brass band based out of the University of Texas. Elizabeth McQueen and Audrey Morton from KUTX will emcee the event.

The general public will also cast their "Fan Fave Flave" vote for "Best of ATX Frozen Treat" ice cream making contest through the Austin Ice Cream Festival mobile app, powered by Vuevent. "Fan Fave Flave" voting started Saturday, Aug. 5 and continues on-site throughout Aug. 12. Winners of the "Fan Fave Flave," "Professional" category and "At Home" category will be named "Best of ATX Frozen Treat" and receive a commemorative Austin Ice Cream Festival trophy. Celebrity judges for the "Best of ATX Frozen Treat" "Professional" and "At Home" categories will include Doug Lyon (Ice Cream Fest Founder), Stacy Franklin (Franklin Barbecue), Trevor Scott (Host of CBS "We Are Austin"), Eric Silverstein (The Peached Tortilla), Kathy Valentine (musician/songwriter and member of the iconic band the Go-Go's), Brandon Watson (Austin Chronicle) and Dawn Weston (Edible Austin), Jane Ko (Taste of Koko) and Elizabeth McQueen (of KUTX and festival emcee). As part of the "Best of ATX Frozen Treat" contest, event samplers will submit an entry to the contest to be evaluated by the judges. At-home ice cream makers, hobbyist chefs and crafters can also submit homemade frozen treats to participate in the "At Home" category to be evaluated by the judges.