By Darla Shelden
City Sentinel Reporter
The City of Tuttle and Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy will celebrate the 25th annual Tuttle Ice Cream Festival in downtown Tuttle, 221 W. Main St., on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The day-long event showcases some of Braum’s classic ice cream flavors and customer favorites like Birthday Cake, Peanut Butter Cup and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
Twenty-five years ago the Braum’s Dairy Farms inspired the City of Tuttle to hold a festival to pay homage to the popular ice cream made right in their own community.
Large crowds are anticipated again this year. Festival-goers will be able to choose from eight popular Braum’s flavors. · Over 200 gallons of ice cream will be donated for the event.
“This event is a great partnership between the City of Tuttle and Braum’s that began over two decades ago,” said Drew Braum, President and CEO “It continues to grow every year and gives us a chance to celebrate the wonderful community that is home to our farm, plant, bakery and dairy.”
Activities kick off at 9 a.m. with rides and games continuing until 5 p.m. Wristbands will be sold for the ride attractions such as the zip line, vertigo, tumbler, and water slides.
Live performances will take place all day on the Sooner State Bank Entertainment Stage. This year’s featured musical acts are Nathan Burris, Jeff Douglas and Signal 88.
The annual festival parade will starts at noon, featuring, the Braum’s Family Farm Tour Cow Bus. Local businesses will compete for a chance to win cash prizes for first, second and third place in the best parade float competition. The parade will run from S.E. 4th to S.W. 4th on Main.
Participating in this year’s Ice Cream Festival Parade, and also a Platinum Sponsor is Oklahoma’s radio station, Hank FM 99.7.
Other festival attractions include a classic car show, a little league baseball tournament, a homemade ice cream making contest, an Ice Cream Princess Pageant, as well as food vendor and crafts booths.
Guests can enter the ice cream eating contest to see just how much their sweet tooth can handle. Those who enter will get to enjoy all the free ice cream they can eat in one minute. Space is limited so participants are asked to sign up early in the day.
The Braum’s plant on the Family Farm in Tuttle makes fresh dairy products, seven days a week. There are 280 Braum’s stores throughout Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas.
People looking for a fun activity for Father’s Day weekend should consider attending this family friendly event. For more information, contact the City of Tuttle at 405-381-3775 or visit the Tuttle Ice Cream Festival Facebook page.