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The COOLEST place to be on National Ice Cream Day is Chestnut Square in McKinney! Join us
from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm for family fun, food, entertainment, and plenty of delicious ice cream
and other cold treats. Wristbands with unlimited fun for only $10 per person, $35 for a Family 4 pack.

We are celebrating 100 years of ice cream, including the Eskimo Pie! Enjoy the activities of the
1920’s – including music, dancing, kid’s games and activities, ice cream eating contests, a
scavenger hunt, tours of our historic homes and the fabulous Doc & Clyde’s Ice Cream Freezer Collection.

Home Made ice cream is always a treat! Admission includes competition flavor samples while
ice cream supplies last. Other refreshments sold separately.
Tickets available on, Eventbrite and will be available for Pick Up at Will Call and at the event.

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I scream, you scream….. we all scream for ice cream!!

What is an ice cream crank-off, you ask? Here’s a little history of how this event began….

The coolest place to be on Independence Day, July 4th, 2020, will be at Chestnut Square for our 25th Annual Ice Cream Crank-Off & Festival. Join us for family fun, food, entertainment, and plenty of delicious homemade ice cream. The Heritage Village at Chestnut Square will be filled with activities such as a pony rides, face painter, games (non-contact), ice cream crankers, and more! The festivities will begin during our Farmers market at 10:00am. Tastings will be from 11:00am-1:00pm. Web site is


In 1994, Killis Melton told his son-in-law, Clyde Geer: “I’m always up for a chili cook-off, but what Texas needs in the summer is an ice cream crank-off!”  And the rest is history!

Over the years, thousands of people have enjoyed the tastes of homemade ice cream, great music, magic shows, and fun kids’ activities.


Visit our Ice Cream Freezer Museum, the largest collection of freezers in the world!

The Crank-Off has been featured on The Food Network and in American Profile Magazine in addition to the Dallas Morning News, local television and newspapers and magazines.