Killis Melton’s Ice Cream Crank Off

Sunday June 17th, 2018

11am – 3pm



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, thousand’s of people have enjoyed the tastes of homemade ice cream, great music, magic shows, and fun kids’ activities. 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. The Killis Melton’s Ice Cream Crank Off is held each year in June.

There is no admission fee – tickets are only required for food, games and activities. Please see the sampling of activities and ticket requirements below. Visit our Ice Cream Freezer Museum, the largest collection of freezers in the world!

Bring the family and experience the pleasure of home made ice cream. You be the judge – You can help pick the winner!

Go here to register as a Cranker.



9:00 am                                 Cranker Registration Begins

10:00 am                              Cranking Begins

11:00-3:00 pm                  Activities and Ice Cream Trucks are Open

12:00-1:00 pm                  Cranker Area Tour

1:00-3:00 pm                    Tastings Begin

2:30 – 3:00pm                   Killis Melton Remembrance and Awards

3:00  pm                                Events Close



Pony Rides, Anthony Street = 4 tickets

Balloon Artist, in Courtyard= 3-5 tickets

Face Painting, in Courtyard = 4-7 tickets

Kids’ Games, in Courtyard = 1 ticket per game

Petting Zoo, behind Taylor Inn = 2 tickets

Magic Show, Wilmeth Schoolhouse = 3 tickets

Kids’ Ice Cream Making, Chapel Garden = 1 ticket

Blacksmith Shop = FREE

Kids’ Crafts, Chapel Garden = FREE



Hot Dog Meal, Courtyard = 5 tickets

Gypsy Scoops Ice Cream, Anthony Street = 3-4 tickets

Tasting of competition flavors, Cranker Area = 1 ticket per taste


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