Austin Ice Cream Festival

austin ice cream festBy Laura Hoot

Summer just wouldn't be the same without the sweet, cool, refreshing, creamy yumminess of good 'ol fashioned ice cream. In Austin, Texas they not only love ice cream, they celebrate it with an annual Ice Cream Festival! Now, how cool is that?

What

The Austin Ice Cream Festival is an event that is definitely for the kid in all of us! This delectable festival includes a variety of fun, family centered events such as Popsicle stick sculptures, ice cream eating and ice cream screaming contests, as well as games, activities and live entertainment, and of course, lots and lots of ice cream! There is also a homemade ice cream making contest to enter to see if yours truly is the best. You might even take home the coveted spoon trophy. And not only is the Austin Ice Cream Festival focused on good, clean family fun, it also raises money for local charities from the event as well.

Where

Waterloo Park
403 East 15th Street
Austin, TX

So start planning a totally sweet and fun-filled trip to Austin, Texas this summer for the Austin Ice Cream Festival! There are so many vacation rentals in the Austin area to choose from -- everything from a modern downtown condo or comfy bed & breakfast to a serene Lake Austin retreat or luxury home with private pool. No matter what you’re looking for in a vacation rental, you are sure to find it at VacationRentals.com.

And don't forget to save some time to check out some of the other exciting tastes, sights and sounds Austin, Texas has to offer visitors like the Barton Springs Pool, Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, Amy's Ice Cream Austin, or the Congress Avenue Bridge Bats (the largest urban colony of bats found in North America).

When

2013 Austin Ice Cream Festival Date:
August, TBD