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Here’s the SCOOP! HOTA’s hosting an ice cream festival

La Macelleria (image supplied)

Attention ice cream lovers (so everyone), we’ve got the scoop on something you’re absolutely not going to want to miss.

Yes, Gold Coasters, it’s an ice cream festival and it’s happening this weekend at HOTA (Home of the Arts). What does an ice cream festival entail we hear you ask?

Well, it’s everything you can imagine and then some and both adults and kids are guaranteed to have a good time.

Soak up the sun during the day and head lakeside at HOTA for SCOOP! an epic line-up of ice cream and desserts with world-class circus, splash play, live music and even a mermaid or two.

The irresistible Ice Cream Alley will see over 30 vendors from across the state set up shop for the weekend including Ungermann Brothers ice cream, authentic Bologna export La Macelleria Gelateria, plant-based Coco Whip and Doughluxe introducing a new ice cream-filled doughnut for summer.

The Coast’s most epic creative precinct is diving in with some of Australia’s best circus companies to premiere new works especially created for outdoor and pop-up spaces.

Watch as Company 2 string up a tight-rope over the water; see Circa dazzle the crowds with the spectacle that is Collider; marvel as Flipside Circus bring the Summer Play Factor to wow the kids; and experience the uniqueness of Hoopla Clique mixing food and circus.

Scoop (image supplied)

For those seeking summer fun with a bit of sizzle, you’ll want to join in as the sun sets for Club SCOOP! – an evening program of zany sideshows, cocktails and craft beers, where the naughty side of circus and cocktails collide, featuring performances from Thicc Shake Crew, The Space Cowboy and other special guests.

There’s an adults only Ultimate Ice Cream Experience and your ticket includes entry to all SCOOP performances and events PLUS (the best part) a 5-course chef’s selection of sweet and savoury ice cream inspired degustation, paired with a selection of boozy beverages, in an absolute culinary delight you’ve never seen before.

Start 2021 right and treat yourself with a theatrical and decadent dining experience.

With a giant Ferris Wheel and the Surfers Paradise Skyline as the biggest and best backdrop, day or night, SCOOP! is the answer to your summertime cravings.

The festival runs from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th of January, 10am until 1.30pm and 2pm until 5.30pm and Club SCOOP! runs on Friday and Saturday from 6pm until 9.30pm.

BYO floaties and sunscreen and make the most of those summer feels.

LOCATION: HOTA, 135 Bundall Road, Bundall
WHEN: Friday 15th to Sunday 17th January 2021

Gold Coast Mermaids (image supplied)

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