Good news for ice cream lovers who travel. PGA National Resort & Spa reports it will host its “Ice Cream Festival Weekend” (Aug. 16 – 18) highlighted by its “Ice Cream Festival Weekend Package” with accommodations included. One goal is to become the Guinness Book of World Records title holder of “World’s Longest Ice Cream Sundae” on Sunday, Aug. 18.
The new promotion will appeal to travelers who are either a foodie, gourmet or just plain love ice cream. A portion of proceeds will benefit patients of the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. The three-day festival’s schedule includes:
Friday, Aug. 16: The “Gourmet Ice Cream Pairing Dinner at Bella Lago” from 6 – 10 p.m. ($100 per person, tax and gratuity additional, adults only) is a four-course culinary feast presented by a trio of celebrated chefs.
Saturday, Aug. 17: A full roster of family events features: “Brain Freeze / Face Freeze Ice Creaming Eating Contests” at the Wave Poolside Bar & Grill with Wild 95.5 FM playing all the hits (11 – 1 p.m.); Whole Foods’ “Big Taste – Ice Cream Sweet Tweet” ice cream bazaar with e-voting for “Yummiest Ice Cream Flavor” (2 – 4 p.m., $20 for adults, $10 for kids, unlimited sampling); “BBQ Sock Hop” at the Palm Terrace with live entertainment (4 – 8 p.m.); and “Golf Kart Drive-in Movie” (9 p.m., $10 per cart, includes popcorn).
Sunday, August 18: The “Luke’s Ice Cream Sweet Sundae Fun Day” will be held in the PGA Ballroom from 1:30 – 4 p.m. The cost is $35 per family and includes a sundae building kit (two adults / two children, proof required). The event features family friendly vendors, face painting, bounce houses, and an attempt to win the Guinness Book of World Records title of “World’s Longest Ice Cream Sundae” of more than 1,200 ft.
PGA National is additionally offering its two day / one night “Ice Cream Festival Weekend Package” on Saturday, Aug. 17 for $189 (subject to resort fee, taxes where applicable). It includes accommodations; two tickets to Saturday night’s "Sock Hop BBQ”; two tickets to the Saturday’s “Big Taste-Sweet Tweet”; access to the “Golf Kart Drive-in Movie” (one cart); and family admission to “Luke’s Ice Cream Sweet Sundae Fun Day.”
“Our ‘Ice Cream Festival Weekend´ is loaded with affordable fun for all and is going to be an absolute blast for the entire family,” says Joel Paige, vice president and managing director. “While we’re world-famous for golf, we’re also quickly becoming known as one of the great family destinations in the U.S.”
To get the scoop visit www.pgaresort.com