Keep Cool at the New Castle County Ice Cream Festival

Don’t miss a weekend of family fun at Rockwood Park.

The New Castle County Ice Cream Festival, widely considered Delaware’s largest family picnic, will return to Rockwood Park June 25–26 with delicious ice cream and food, live music and plenty of activities for the kids.

Expected to draw an average of 10,000 to 12,000 guests per day, the festival is bringing back the popular “Best Sundae on Sunday” competition among ice cream vendors, live music on two stages, a children’s area filled with animals, games and entertainment, and a diverse selection of crafters and local businesses displaying their products and services.

The festival is sponsored by the county government and produced by Barry’s Events.

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Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. Admission is $5 for adults; children who are 12 and under and are accompanied by an adult will be admitted for free. Free shuttle bus service will be provided between Rockwood Park and nearby parking areas. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome at the festival and on shuttle buses.

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