Try the Founding Flavors at the Ice Cream Festival


Oyster ice cream? You’ll get to try this historic ice cream flavor at this year’s Ice Cream Festival in Virginia Beach.

On July 14, head over to the Francis Land House off of Virginia Beach Boulevard to experience a world of ice cream from the past and present!

The Ice Cream Festival combines history with a good time, says the Virginia Beach History Museums Coordinator Anne Miller.

“We wanted to celebrate National Ice Cream Day and also combine the fun parts of ice cream and ice cream history,” she said.

Ice cream in the early history of America was a savory treat. A new addition to this year’s festival is the “Founding Flavors” where guests can pay $5 to try historical treats like oyster ice cream and basil ice cream.

There will be ice cream-themed games, an ice cream truck rodeo, ice cream crafts and more at this year’s event. Olaf from Frozen plans to make an appearance and the event will be combined with the museum’s Second Saturday Storytime. It all starts at 11 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m.