Jun 26, 2015
Americaís favorite summer treat -- ice cream -- is the star of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museumís most popular event of the summer.
The 12th-annual Ice Cream Sunday is set for 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, which happens to be National Ice Cream Day. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for children ages 4 to 17. No passes for this event.
The eventís first 600 paying visitors will receive a coupon for a free 5-ounce cup of Calicheís 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 2:30 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 top three finishers in each division.
Museum visitors may make their own ice cream by rolling tin cans, and there will be dairy demonstrations and videos. Living history characters will be on hand at various spots throughout the museum, and childrenís activities will take place throughout the afternoon.
Aside from Calicheís Frozen Custard, major sponsors include the Southwest Dairy Farmers, GH Dairy and the Friends of the Museum. Other sponsors include Peter Piper Pizza, Wet N' Wild, Walmart, Red Hawk Golf Course, Chuck E. Cheese, Adventure Zone, Allen Theatres, Kohl's and Village Inn.