The annual Ice Cream Carnival at Westfield Heritage Village takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday July 31 and Monday August 1 and promises to be the coolest event on your family’s summer calendar! Come and enjoy some yummy old-fashioned ice-cream in both modern and traditional flavours – samples are free! – and take in the atmosphere of an Edwardian summer Carnival.
“Ice cream is one of the world’s oldest sweet foods in the world and fits in so well with the history we celebrate at the village, “says Rondalyn Brown, manager at Westfield. “We have six different hand-churns where we will be making fresh ice cream based on period recipes. If you’ve never tasted ice cream made with fresh cream and local fresh fruit you are in for a treat!”
The Edwardian Carnival, set up on the beautiful Village Green, will feature old fashioned midway games set up under brightly decorated canvas tents. Test your skill knocking down some milk bottles, visit the fortune teller, take your picture on a paper moon or jockey your horse to the finish line. No tickets are required, and games are unlimited! A special feature at this year’s event will be the amazing 1915 Sawyer-Massey Steam Traction Engine that will take guests on free rides throughout the day. Many of Westfield’s historic buildings will be open where knowledgeable and friendly costumed interpreters provide atmosphere and insights into early life in Canada.
If the delicious ice cream samples having you craving something more, Westfield will have lots of other fun, reasonably-priced food and drink available on both days. At the Ironwood Hall, Westfield volunteers will be serving up traditional and delicious homemade pie and ice cream. The Crazy Cravings Ice Cream truck will offer a wide array of ice cream cone flavours in the picnic area. Traditional carnival foods will be for sale at the General Store, including Saratoga chips, Pickle-on-a-Stick, cool lemonade, bottled soda, baked goods and old-fashioned candy. The Copetown Lions food truck will also be serving their tasty food throughout the day. And of course, at Westfield, visitors are always welcome to bring their own picnic to enjoy in the picnic area, or you can stretch out under a shady tree.