Austin’s Ice Cream Festival

The ice cream eating contest at last year's ice cream festival.

If you’re anywhere in the vicinity of Austin, Texas on August 13, 2011, get yourself over to Waterloo Park for the 5th Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival. Ten dollars gets you into the festival and all the free ice cream you can eat.

If a whole lot of free ice cream just isn’t enough ice cream for you, then you can enter the festival’s ice cream eating contest. There’s also a homemade ice cream making contest, a Popsicle stick sculpture contest and a “You Scream Ice Cream Screaming” competition. No doubt, contestants on that last one will need some ice cream afterwards to soothe their hoarse throats.

If this motorcycle shows up for the popsicle stick sculpture contest, it's sure to win.

The festival also features live music starting at 10:30, entertainment, kids activities and more. Sadly, I won’t be anywhere near Austin on Saturday. That doesn’t mean I won’t be trying to eat all the ice cream I can this weekend.

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