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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ottawa's Ice Cream Festival

ICE CREAM FESTIVAL at the canadian Agriculture Museum

July 20th- 9:30-4pm
Ice Cream Festival
Families (2 adults and 3 children)$26
Seniors (60+)$8
Children 3 to 12$7
Children under 3Free
Explore the journey from cow to cone on National Ice Cream Day and get the scoop on ice cream and dairying.


Ice Cream Making - Memory Park
10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00

Help make ice cream the old fashion way using a manual ice cream maker. Visitors will be able to sample this delicious velvety smooth ice cream.

Milkshake Making - Learning Centre (ongoing)

Step back in time to a 1950s style Soda fountain Shop and learn about the history of milkshakes. Discover how this drink soon became one of the most popular drinks of choice for the young and young at heart. 

Waffle Making - Learning Centre
10:30, 12:00 and 3:30

Join museum staff as they make tasty waffles – the first known ice cream cone. Learn about the ice cream cone’s history and discover the ingredients used to make this delicious treat. Tasting and a choice of toppings will be available.

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Making - Demonstration Kitchen (ongoing)

Visitors are invited to help mix and stir the ingredients used to make delicious Whoopie cookies which will be used to make even yummier ice cream sandwiches. What’s a Whoopie you ask….come find out!

Dairy Farmers of Ontario – From Cow to Cone - Small Tent Beside Poultry House (ongoing)

Find out how much milk a cow produces each day, and how much of that milk is cream. How many ice cream cones does that make? The quantities are truly amazing! You can even practice your milking technique on the museum’s wooden cow.

Meet a Local Beekeeper – Near Admission Booth (ongoing)

A local beekeeper will be on site to give visitors the buzz about honeybees. Honey will be available to buy – cash only.

Cream Separation – Learning Centre 11:30 and 2:30

Cow’s milk on average contains 4% fat, 3% protein, 5% lactose, 1% minerals, and 87% water. Have you ever wondered how your local dairy produces 2% milk or 35% whipping cream? Learn about the separation of milk and cream while turning the crank of a centrifugal cream separator.

Craft - Paper Ice Cream Cone – Learning Centre (ongoing)

Join our guides to make a fun and creative paper ice cream cone craft to take home.

Other demonstrations

Rabbit Care – Small Animal Barn 9:30 a.m.
Cow Washing or Care – Dairy Barn 1:30 p.m.
Afternoon Milking – Dairy Barn 4:00 p.m.


NestlĂ© – Frozen Treats! – Learning Centre (ongoing)

A special thank you to NestlĂ© for their kind generosity and donation of delicious frozen treats that will be served to our visitors during this fun filled day.

Storytime for Kids – Learning Centre
10:45 and 3:45

Children are invited to listen to a delightful ice cream story.

Ice Cream Quiz – Energy Park (ongoing)

Test your Ice Cream IQ in this fun ice cream challenge!

Parachute Games – Memory Park
9:45, 12:30 and 2:45 (weather permitting)

Tally-Ho Wagon Rides ($)
10:00-2:00 (weather permitting)

Enjoy a tour through the fields of the Central Experimental Farm on the Tally-Ho wagon pulled by the dynamic duo, Ted and Merrill, the Museum’s Clydesdale horses.

Dairy Farmers of Canada - TBC

Food Services ($):

The Merry Dairy ($) – Ice Cream Truck

Merry Dairy will be on site to sell their delicious homemade ice cream. They will offer vanilla flavoured ice cream with a selection of toppings.

Bytown Catering ($)

Bytown Catering will be on site to offer food services

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