Ice Cream Festival
- Date & Time: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10am-4pm
- Location: Springs Preserve
- Admission: Non-members: $10 adults, $8 children (ages 3-12.) Members: $9 adults, $7 children. Free for ages 2 and under. Silver State Pass, Gold and Platinum members receive free admission (2 adults, and up to 6 kids under age 18.)
- RSVP: No reservations required. This event is VERY likely to sell out. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance.
Sweet treats and yummy eats will be on the menu as we host our annual all-you-can-eat Ice Cream Festival.
The family-friendly event will feature stations serving ice cream sundaes, novelties, floats, and ice cream cones with fun for all ages including live entertainment, face painting, storytelling, superhero training, carnival games, crafts, an ice cream eating contest, and more.
"People's Pick" Flavor Poll
What new flavor should we serve at the 2018 Ice Cream Festival? Vote in the Smith's "People's Pick" Flavor Poll to cast your ballot for Neapolitan, Cookies & Cream, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, Caramel Praline, Southern Crunch Butter Pecan, or Rainbow Sherbet!
Kids Cactus Ice Cream Lesson
At 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., don't miss the Kids Cactus Ice Cream Lesson! For just $3 per child, kids will discover the science of making ice cream, learn about the edible parts of a cactus, and create their own ice cream flavor. Class sizes are limited, be sure to purchase class tickets as soon as you arrive.
Ice Cream Eating Contest
Think you can brave the brain freeze? Try your luck in our Ice Cream Eating Contest! The contest will begin at 11 a.m., with categories for teens (ages 13-17) and adults (18+). The contest is limited to six participants per category, so be sure to sign up early to participate. Sign ups will take place outside of the Origen Museum on the day of the event on a first come, first serve basis. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category.
Upgrade your experience!
Want access to our indoor museums and galleries while at the event? Purchase a general admission ticket as well to enjoy more of what the Springs Preserve has to offer.
If you are interested in performing or selling items at one of the Springs Preserve's signature special events, please complete the special event participation form to be added to our database.
The Springs Preserve hosts several annual signature special events tied into holidays, seasons and cultural celebrations. These productions provide an opportunity for the community to come together and experience the Preserve through music, art, activities, tours and concessions.