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Monday, July 09, 2018
Gelato Festival America 2018 - Italy's famous gelato extravaganza will arrive in eight US States
I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR … GELATO! THE SECOND EDITION OF GELATO FESTIVAL AMERICA BRINGS ALL THE GELATO YOU CAN EAT IN ONE DAY! FIRST STOP — JERSEY CITY! THE 2018 EDITION OF TUSCANY’S GELATO FESTIVAL RETURNS TO AMERICA, BRINGING ITALY’S RICH HERITAGE OF ARTISAN GELATO TO EIGHT US CITIES FROM AUGUST THROUGH OCTOBER
After the great success of last year’s first edition, Gelato Festival America kicks off its second American tour on August 11 in Jersey City (NJ), with twice as many locations., including Boulder (CO), Chicago (IL), Washington DC, Los Angeles (CA), Dallas (TX), Scottsdale (AZ) and Tucson (AZ). The Gelato Festival will spread awareness of real Italian artisanal gelato through a contest in which gelato artisans and chefs will compete with original gelato flavors they have created for the event. Tropical Blast, Spicy Green Paradise, Sicily Orange Sunrise and Fresh Love were just a few of the flavors invented last year. Be the first to discover this year’s new creations!
Carpigiani and Sigep-Italian Exhibition Group are the festival’s strategic partners
Ticket holders gain full access to Gelato Festival America for one day at the location for which they purchase tickets. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors (65+), $25 for kids (3 to 12 years old), and free for children under two years old. Those who purchase tickets for the Gelato Festival online in advance receive a discounted price: $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and kids (must show ID at the gate!). The all-access ticket will allow them to enjoy a scoop of each of the unique flavors created by the competing gelato chefs, the sponsored flavors, and flavors from Carpigiani's Gelato University. Ticket holders will be able to vote for their favorite competing gelato flavor, helping to decide the winner for each city. Their voting will comprise 50% of the decision; the rest is in the hands of the technical jury, who will judge the gelato based on presentation, flavor, and structure. Presale tickets can be found online at gelatofestivalamerica.com/ticket and on Eventbrite. Tickets will be sold at each venue as well.
The ticket is an all-access pass to all of the activities and reserved events of Gelato Festival America 2018, listed below.
Attend the Gelato School, where award-winning gelato artisans and experts will share what it takes to be a gelato chef and professional
Participate in the Gelato Eating Contest, where the five people to eat five cups of gelato the fastest will win a gallon of gelato!
Serve on the Kid’s Jury, where children have the opportunity to question the chefs and vote for their favorite flavor. Know a young foodie who might be interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last year, 50 gelato makers competed with unique gelato flavors to produce over 13,500 pounds of gelato to the delight of over 40,000 visitors and 150 gelato professionals who were present at the Festival in 2017. With the growth of Gelato Festival America, over 100,000 people are expected to attend the 2018 edition.
This year, the Festival will tour eight cities in the US including:
August 11-12 — Jersey City, NJ* Liberty State Park 200 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305
August 18-19 — Boulder, CO Twenty Ninth Street 1710 29th St, Boulder, CO 80301
August 25-26 — Chicago, IL* Chicago Premium Outlets 1650 Premium Outlet Blvd, Aurora, IL 60502
September 8-9 — Washington DC* City Market at O 800 P St NW, Washington, DC 20001 Gelato Festival America in Washington DC is in association with Toscana Promozione Turistica Agency September 22-23 — Los Angeles* (TBD)
September 29-30 — Dallas, TX* Dallas Farmers Market 920 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
October 20-21 — Scottsdale, AZ Kierland Commons 15205 N Kierland Blvd Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
October 27-28 — Tucson, AZ La Encantada 2905 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718
* new locations
Photo credit for all images is Gelato Experience LLC