Chill! Westfield’s Ice Cream Carnival
is Coming Up Soon!
For many families, a trip to the Ice Cream Carnival at Westfield Heritage Village has become an August long weekend tradition, and with good reason! Who wouldn’t enjoy a day in the country eating delicious, cool ice cream, taking in the delights of an Edwardian summer carnival and touring the village on a free horse and wagon ride? There is so much to see and do, you will want to plan your visit carefully so that you don’t miss anything!
Ice cream is the theme of the day, and visitors will have a chance to discover how it is made the old-fashioned way. Westfield volunteers will be working hard at six traditional ice cream churns, producing cool and delicious homemade ice creams that are based on period recipes. You are welcome to try your hand at the cranking, and sample the tasty results of your efforts! If you’ve never tasted ice cream made with real cream, fresh fruit and other delicious ingredients, you are in for a wonderful surprise!
If the ice cream sampling has you craving a more substantial treat, eighteen traditional and modern flavours will also be available from the Crazy Cravings ice cream truck, where reasonably priced cones await you. Westfield’s Ironwood Hall will be featuring a special treat this year – pie and ice cream! Treat yourself to this old-fashioned summer dessert and claim a spot under a shady tree to enjoy it. Traditional carnival foods will add to the fun. Saratoga chips, Pickle-on-a-Stick, cool lemonade, bottled soda, baked goods and old-fashioned candy will be available for purchase at the General Store. The Copetown Lions food truck will also be serving their delicious food throughout the day. At Westfield, visitors are always welcome to bring their own picnic.
One of the special activities featured on this day is an Edwardian-style carnival. Stroll among the colourful tents and step back to a time of simple amusements and charming games. Chat with a fortune teller, take your picture on the moon, knock down the milk bottles, jockey your horse to the finish line, fish for a fish, and much, much more. This is fun for all ages, and you can play as much as you like - no tickets required!
The Ice Cream Carnival will be held at Westfield Heritage Village on Sunday August 2nd and Monday August 3rd from 10:00 am. to 4:00 p.m. Horse and wagon rides begin at 12:00 noon. All other activities are ongoing throughout the day. Adult admission is $11.00, seniors (65+) $10.00 and children 6-12 years $6.50. Children 5 and under are free. Parking is free. Westfield is located at 1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton. For more information, visit westfieldheritage.ca or call (519) 621-8851.