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:

  • Half-Gallon (1:35pm) – Limited to first 15 on-site registrants; 18 and older
  • FullPint (1:15pm) – Limited to first 15 on-site registrants; 18 and older
  • Half Pints (12:55pm) – Limited to first 15 on-site registrants; ages 13 and under
  • Ice Cream Sandwich division (11:10am) – Limited to first 15 on-site registrants; all ages
  • Popsicle Eating division (11:30am) – Limited to first 15 on-site registrants; 13 and under
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Best of ATX Frozen Treats – Fan Favorite, Sponsored by Austin Monthly

(ALL DAY): 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

(2:45pm): 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 judges include 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. Winner announced onsite and via social media on June 23rd.

AFTER DARK CONTESTS

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

Half-Gallon (8:30pm) – Limited to first 15 on-site registrants; 18 and older

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Milkshake Throwdown – Fan Favorite, Sponsored by Do512

(6:30pm): Let your voice be heard! 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” Meet the mixologists below!

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Mixologist

My name is Chef Thomas Bartley- raised and trained in the Austin area. I've been cooking professionally for almost 10 years. With 6 of those being with H-E-B. I'm an H-E-B Chef who specializes in quick, great tasting meal solutions. Some might consider me a Culinary Consultant of sorts. I've been married 1 year and my wife and I have 3 dogs. We're natives to Hutto and Round Rock. When I'm not in the kitchen I can be found building things for my house or spending time with my wife and our puppers.

Fun like this only happens once a year, so scoop up your festival tickets now! Ticket quantities are limited.