Serving up ice cream, circus performances, live music, sideshow rides and a dip in the lake.
Some festivals serve up all the ice cream you can dream of. Others focus on music, on-stage feats or kicking back in a beer garden. Scoop! covers all of the above — and taking a dip in a lake too — across a busy three days between Friday, January 15–Sunday, January 17.
There'll be frosty sweet treats, served in a dedicated Ice Cream Alley by more than 30 vendors such as Ungermann Brothers, La Macelleria Gelateria, Coco Whip and Doughluxe. Keep an eye out for the latter — it'll be doing ice cream-filled doughnuts. There'll also be live contemporary circus performances by Circa, Company 2, Hoopla Clique and Flipside Circus. The Gold Coast Mermaids Synchronised Swimming Club and drag glam squad the Thicc Shake Crew will be on the lineup as well.
Feeling like a swim? You can hop in Lake Evandale onsite, too, although you're advised to bring sunscreen and something to float upon. Want a rush? There'll also be sideshow rides
By evening, attendees can aso enjoy live tunes, cold brews, and combos of ice cream and booze — all as part of a $28 ticket. You need to pick your time slot, however, spanning 10am–1.30pm and 2–5.30pm daily, plus 6–9.30pm on Friday and Saturday nights.
Feeling like treating yo'self? For $120, you can go all out and opt for the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience, which includes a five-course ice cream-inspired degustation, covering both sweet and savoury dishes — with alcoholic beverages.
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