Main Street accepting applications for Homemade Ice Cream Festival

Thu, 05/15/2008 - 4:34pm
By: The Citizen

Main Street Newnan is currently accepting applications for the Homemade Ice Cream Festival, planned for Saturday, July 5, 2008 from 12 to 3 p.m. on the square in historic downtown Newnan. The Homemade Ice Cream Festival will be held in conjunction with the monthly Market Days on the Square.

Participants must be non-profit organizations or a business must be representing a charity. The registration fee is $15.

“The Homemade Ice Cream Festival is a chance to showcase your best recipe of homemade ice cream. It’s fun to share your favorite flavor with others, but it’s also a great chance to raise money for a worthy cause. It’s a friendly competition for a very coveted title,” said Alise Cartledge, Main Street coordinator.

Only one flavor may be entered per group for judging, however, participants may serve as many flavors as they would like. There will be cash prizes for the top three flavors judged. In addition, participants may sell baked items and other food/beverages to raise money for their designated organization. Participants may set up at 10 a.m., selling starts at noon and the judging is at 12:30 p.m.

Participants must provide their own tables, chairs, signage, decorations, coolers, extension cords, serving utensils, brochures on the organization, etc. Paper goods will be provided at registration by Main Street Newnan which includes 400+ each of spoons, napkins and five ounce bowls.

Prices for ice cream are set at $1 for one scoop.

“I encourage citizens to come down and sample these tasty summer treats. You will not be disappointed. In the past, we have had the classic ice cream flavors, and we’ve also had the creative, very interesting flavors. It’s a lot of fun,” continued Cartledge.

In addition to the Homemade Ice Cream Festival, Main Street Newnan will also host Market Days on the Square from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 5. Approximately 55 vendors set up around the square to offer items handmade, homegrown, or homemade.

For more information on these and other Main Street Newnan events, please visit or call 770-253-8283. The deadline to register for the Ice Cream Festival is June 30. Space assignments will be provided one week prior to the event.

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