The entire family is invited to enjoy a day of fun on the banks of the Ohio River as Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing hosts its 18th annual “Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social,” Sunday, July 14 from 1-5 p.m.
The historic property is located at 7410 Moorman Road.
The event features live music by The Rigbys (Beatles Tribute Band), a magic show with Dave Cottrell, and several activities for kids, including miniature train rides, pony rides, and a farm animal petting zoo. Visitors will also be able to participate in an archaeological dig underway on the Riverside grounds, take tours of the circa 1837 Farnsley-Moremen House, and browse through the Friends of the Southwest Library book sale.
The Cincinnati Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Red Stockings will play an 1860s-style “base ball” game beginning at 1 p.m.
A highlight of the event is the Ice Cream Eating contest. Ten children and six adults will be selected to compete. Contestants will vie for the “first to finish” award!
Concessions will include: Ehrler’s ice cream in great old-fashioned ice cream flavors and these food trucks: the Celtic Pig, Livin the Dream and Hot Diggity Dog.
This year, the National Council for Family Learning in partnership with JCPS is hosting a Community Jamboree Tent called “Get the Scoop.” The public is invited to visit booths throughout the tent featuring community resources available to families. The first 1,500 people to tour the Community Jamboree Tent will get a voucher for a free Ehrler’s ice cream sandwich and a free hot dog from the Hot Diggity Dog food truck.
Admission to the event is free–and so are the children’s activities. Donations are encouraged for tours of the historic house.
1:00 The Rigbys
2:30 Magician David Cottrell
3:00 Ice Cream Eating Contest
4:00 The Rigbys
For more information: www.riverside-landing.org