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Austin Ice Cream Festival Making Saturday Sweeter

Updated: Wednesday, August 6 2014, 11:52 AM CDT

8th Annual "Scoop" Austin Ice Cream Festival making Fiesta Gardens a little cooler and sweeter on Saturday

The 8th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival is taking place at Fiesta Gardens in downtown Austin on Lady Bird Lake this Saturday. The family and pet-friendly event goes from 10 am to 7 pm.

Participants can enter various contests from eating a half-gallon of Blue Bell the fastest to building the best popsicle stick sculpture. There is also a contest for the best homeade ice cream. Previous winners include "Fire and Ice" vanilla and atomic fireballs, "Maple Bacon Crunch" awesome, and "Strawberry Soda" amazing.

About 15,000 thousand festival goers come out each year. Kids ages 8 and under are free and adults are $10, which includes free ice cream.

By Ashley Roberts

Austin Ice Cream Festival Making Saturday Sweeter

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