Ice Cream Sunday
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
America’s favorite summer treat -- ice cream -- is the star of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s most popular event of the summer.
The 10th-annual Ice Cream Sunday is set for 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 21. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and $1 for children ages 5 to 17.
The event’s first 500 paid visitors will receive a coupon for a free 5-ounce cup of Caliche’s Frozen Custard, which will be served at the museum throughout the afternoon.
The popular annual ice cream sandwich eating contest and race is scheduled to start at 2 p.m., with registration beginning at 12 p.m. The age categories for the contest are: 4-6, 7-10, 11-13, 14-17, and 18-and-over. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.
Museum visitors may make their own ice cream by rolling tin cans and there will be dairy demonstrations and videos in the theater. From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., visitors can time travel back to 1958 where they can interact with our living history characters. The museum’s regular milking demonstration at the Dairy Barn will be at 3 p.m.
Music also will be part of the festivities this year. The “Little Fish” singing group performs at 12:30 and 2:30, and The Cajon Brothers perform from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mariachi Espuelas de Plata performs from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The 12-member group is based out of Court Youth Center.
Aside from Caliche’s Frozen Custard, the Southwest Dairy Farmers and Price’s Creameries also are sponsoring events and providing treats.