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The Ice Cream Festival is Returning to the Reading Terminal Market With Live Entertainment, an Ice Cream Eating Contest, & More

From: Wooder Ice:



Get ready for one of the largest ice cream festivals in America. The Reading Terminal Market and Bassetts Ice Cream will once again host their annual Ice Cream Festival on Saturday, July 13 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

In addition to Bassetts, 10 local ice cream artisans will join in the fun alongside Reading Terminal Market merchants. The event is free to attend and is pay-as-you-go and will feature ice cream eating contests, sweet treat specials, food demonstrations, live entertainment, and more.


Philadelphia ice cream favorites including Franklin Fountain, Milk Jawn, Scoop DeVille, Tubby Robot, Weckerly’s, and more(full list below) will be outside on Filbert St. selling their sweet treats and hosting activities throughout the day such as:

Ice cream eating contests

Themed games

Recipe demonstrations

Arts and crafts

In addition to classic ice cream treats, guests will enjoy specials from various Market merchants including:

Brioche French toast with ice cream

Sundae cupcakes

Churro sundae

Peaches and cream milk shake

Macarons with ice cream

Phillies-themed sundae

and more (full list below)

Live performances from Settlement Music School on Filbert St. (12 p.m. and 2 p.m.) and a DJ in the Market (12p.m. – 4p.m.) will entertain attendees throughout the day. Settlement Music School will also host a free children’s music workshop on-site from 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. The Ice Cream Festival is sponsored by Nemours Children’s Health and the Reading Terminal Market Merchants’ Association/All About Events with additional supporting opportunities still available.


Participating Ice Cream Vendors

Bassetts Ice Cream – ice cream

Cloud Cups – gelato and sorbet

Dreams Ice Cream – ice cream

Franklin Fountain – ice cream

Hangry Bear – ice cream

Mango Hut – vegan sorbet

Milk Jawn – ice cream

Scoop DeVille – ice cream

Siddiq’s Water Ice – water ice

Tubby Robot – ice cream


Merchant Specials: (as of June 17)*

Beck’s Cajun Café – Brioche French toast with toasted pecan praline syrup and vanilla ice cream

Butcher’s Bantry – The Ice Cream Social Sandwich

El Merkury – Churro loop sundae

The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company – Cookie ice cream sandwiches

Flying Monkey Bakery – Sundae cupcake

Hunger Burger – Peaches and cream milk shake

Kensington Food Co. – Chocolate and vanilla ice cream with balsamic glaze and extra virgin olive oil

Molly Malloy’s – Raspberry prosecco sorbet, Moose Tracks poptart, vanilla cold brew affogato

The Pennsylvania General Store– Assortment of ice cream sandwiches

Sparrow’s Gourmet Snacks – Chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich

Tambayan– Assorted macarons with ube or mango ice cream

The Head Nut– Phillies-themed Sundae

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