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The coolest place to be on National Ice Cream Day, July 21, 2019, will be at Chestnut Square for our 24th Annual Ice Cream Crank-Off & Festival. Join us from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm for family fun, food, entertainment, and plenty of delicious homemade ice cream. Free Admission. Wristbands with unlimited fun for only $20 per child. Tickets available for fun eats and cool treats. The Heritage Village at Chestnut Square will be filled with activities such as a train display, magician, balloon artist, face painter, ice cream crankers, and more!

Ice Cream Cranker Registration

Do you make the best homemade ice cream in North Texas? Consider registering to compete at our annual event on Sunday, July 21, 2019. 

Event Volunteer Registration

We are always looking for volunteers to help with our community events. This is a great opportunity to earn service hours, valuable experience, new friends & some fun in the sun.

2019 Event Sponsors

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….

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.

2018 – 23rd Annual Killis Melton’s Ice Cream Crank-Off

2017 – 22nd Annual Killis Melton’s Ice Cream Crank-Off


Tuesday - Friday 9am - 3pm
Village Tours: Thursday and Saturday at 11am

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315 S. Chestnut Street McKinney, TX 75069