As area temps continue to hover in the 90’s, chill out with some homemade ice cream at the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival featuring the 16th annual Killis Melton Crank Off hosted by the Chestnut Square Historic Village this Saturday, June 11 at Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut St. in downtown McKinney.
Watch, or join in, the crank off competition, which will be held in front of the Dulaney House at Chestnut Square, Crankers will vie for coveted People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at 1:45 p.m. The competition is open to the public. Pre-registration is requested, but not required, and if you plan to compete, arrive by 9:00 a.m. with an ice cream freezer and pre-mixed ingredients for registration. Contestants should plan to make two (2) gallons of their flavor entry for judging and tasting. Salt, ice and power will be furnished.
Cranker ice cream tasting will begin at 12:00 p.m. for those who buy $10/adult and $5/kids 3-12 tasting tickets. Visitors who purchase a $10 tasting ticket will also vote for the People’s Choice Award. This year, tickets for crank-off tastings will be limited.
Nine varieties of homemade ice cream flavors made my Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream will be available to purchase from 10:00 until 2:00 for $2 per scoop and 8 oz. cup of homemade vanilla ice cream by Mr. Wrinkles and Mickey’s Homemade Ice Cream will be $3 each.
While ice cream may be the star, there are plenty of other things to sample this year. Amusement rides for kids of all ages, mini burgers, hot dogs, face painting for kids and live entertainment will keep visitors busy while they decide which flavor of ice cream they want to sample.
16th Annual Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-Off Event Schedule
9:00 Cranker Registration Begins
8:00 – 12:00 Historic Downtown McKinney Farmers Market
10:00 Cranking Begins
10:00 – 2:00 Kids Activities at the Wilmeth Schoolhouse
– Make Your Own Ice Cream (FREE!)
– Face Painting
– Main Street Magic and Fun Company Magic Show (FREE!)
On the Main Stage (FREE!)
– Kate Moore and the Kat House Band
– Mustang Swing
– Main Street Magic and Fun Company
Ice Cream Festival Fun and Food
– Nine Homemade Flavors by Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream – $2/scoop
– 8 oz. cup of homemade vanilla ice cream by Mr. Wrinkles and Mickey’s
Homemade Ice Cream – $3
– Hot dogs by McKinney’s Market Street
– Mini-burgers by Local Yocal and Square Burger
– Popcorn by Dennis Baker State Farm Insurance
Fun On the Green Space
– Old-Fashioned Amusement Rides
12:00 Ice Cream Judging in the Dulaney House
12:00 – 1:30 Crank-Off Tasting and Public Choice Voting ($10 adults, $5 kids 3-12)
1:45 Winners Announced on the Main Stage