Friendly Competition

How much frozen fun can you handle?

DAYTIME CONTESTS

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Ice Cream Eating Contest, Sponsored by H-E-B

Calling All Frosty Treat Fanatics!! How much brain freeze and frozen treats can you handle? Festival goers devour a series of ice cream eating challenges—How fast can you eat a pint? A half-gallon? Special categories for “under 13” eaters, “Look Ma, No-Hands!” popsicle eating, and more! Winners will receive an Austin Ice Cream Festival Commemorative Spoon (and a good ole fashioned hose down!). Contests will take place in the Main Pavilion.

Multiple Divisions:

  • Ice Cream Sandwich division – Limited to first 15 on-site registrants; all ages
  • Popsicle Eating division – Limited to first 15 on-site registrants; 13 and under
  • Half Pints – Limited to first 15 on-site registrants; ages 13 and under
  • FullPint – Limited to first 15 on-site registrants; 18 and older
  • Half-Gallon – Limited to first 15 on-site registrants; 18 and older
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Best of ATX Frozen Treats – Fan Favorite, Sponsored by Austin Monthly

Congrats to SnoMo - 2018 Fan Favorite Winner!

Festival goers put their taste buds to the test. As you taste frozen treat samples around the fest, you’ll vote on the samples that you tasted – crowning the 2018 Austin Ice Cream Festival’s Fan Favorite in the Best of ATX Frozen Treats contest!

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Best of ATX Frozen Treats – Celebrity Judged

For the 2nd year in a row, judges voted SnoMo the Best of ATX Frozen Treat!

Let’s raise our spoons to the Best Frozen Treats of Austin! The Austin Ice Cream Festival’s “Best of ATX Frozen Treats” contest is a celebration of Austin’s best ice cream and frozen treat makers. Featured Frozen Treat Vendors will submit a flavor to be judged by a panel of celebrity judges at the Austin Ice Cream Festival. The 2018 judges included Chet Gardner (Host of The Daytripper on PBS), Dawn Weston (Associate Editor of Edible Austin), Simon Madera (Owner of Taco Flats and La Holly), Suzanna Choffel (local musician and former contestant on The Voice), W. A. Brenner (food writer for The Austin Chronicle), Rachel Holtin (@Austinfoodstagram) and two surprise judges from Austin Food Adventures. Shayda Torabi will emcee the event.

AFTER DARK CONTESTS

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Best of ATX Frozen Treats – Fan Favorite, Sponsored by Austin Monthlyv

Congrats to SnoMo - 2018 Fan Favorite Winner!

Festival goers put their taste buds to the test. As you taste frozen treat samples around the fest, you’ll vote on the samples that you tasted – crowning the 2018 Austin Ice Cream Festival’s Fan Favorite in the Best of ATX Frozen Treats contest!

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Milkshake Throwdown – Fan Favorite, Sponsored by Do512

Congrats to Thomas Bartley, winner of the Milkshake Throwdown with his Peach Cobbler Milkshake!

You’ll sample the creative frozen cocktails created by our local bartenders from Haymaker, Black Sheep and Franks and vote on your favorite treat to be crowned the “Fan Favorite Frozen Cocktail of ATX”

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Ice Cream Eating Contest, Sponsored by H-E-B

Limited to first 15 on-site registrants; 18 and older.