Farrell’s Ice Cream Eating Championships Set For This Sunday, National Ice Cream Day

For three weeks all southern California Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours and Restaurants have been qualifying people, in six different categories, for the Farrell’s  Ice Cream Eating Challenge. This Sunday, July 15, the fastest qualifiers in each category will all converge in Downtown Brea to find out who is, indeed, Farrell’s 2012 Fastest Ice Cream Eaters. Winners in each category will receive a year of free Farrell’s ice cream, a trophy, and bragging rights.  In addition, for those in the Professional category, there is a $500 total cash prize.

Ice cream eaters will be battling it out on the main stage on Birch St. in Brea Downtown which will be closed off.  The rest of the street will become a family festival that will include carnival rides, raffle prizes, games, giveaways, music and more.

The top sixty-four fastest ice cream eaters from all over southern California that qualified at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour locations will be at this event. The event starts at 11:00am with the first ice cream eating contest beginning at 11:30am on the main stage. Then each hour on the half hour a new category competes and a new 2012 Fastest Ice Cream Eater is crowned.

The ice cream championship categories and scheduled competition times are: 11:30am Big and Small, 12:30pm Kid’s, 1:30pm Women’s, 2:30pm Men’s, 3:30pm 4-person Team and 4:30pm the Professional Eaters.

The Men’s, Women’s and Big and Small category all compete to see who will finish a Farrell’s Pig Trough the fastest.  A Farrell’s Pig’s Trough is a double banana split, (less the banana’s for the competition), with six scoops of ice cream, toppings and whipped cream. The Big and Small category teams up a child, ages 9 and under, with an adult. 

The Kid’s will compete to see who will finish a Farrell’s Jr. Pig’s Trough the fastest. A Jr. Pig’s Trough is the same as the normal Pig’s Trough except 2oz ice cream scoops instead of 4oz scoops.

The 4-person team will work together to eat a Farrell’s Famous Zoo, which is made with 30 scoops of ice cream, toppings and whipped cream.

The main event is sure to be a crowd pleaser, the Professional Eaters will each eat a Farrell’s Famous Zoo.

Along with the carnival rides, great prizes will be raffled off during the day. Some of the prizes include; an Anaheim Ducks hockey stick autographed by Corey Perry, an Anaheim Ducks 2011 - 2012 team-autographed jersey, an Angels bat autographed by Corey Hunter, an Angels baseball autographed  by Mark Trumbo, a Tony Hawk skate deck autographed by Tony Hawk, a guitar signed by Gavin Degraw complements of MYfm, a family 4 pack of tickets to the OC Fair or Batman Live at the Honda Center, or a Farrell’s Ice Cream Zoo party for 10 people.

The event will be hosted by Henry DiCarlo from KTLA Morning News with special appearances from MYfm radio station’s morning man, Valentine and other surprise guests.

Net proceeds from this event, including the qualifying ice cream, raffle tickets and carnival ride sales will benefit CHOC Children’s and Make-A-Wish who each will have representatives helping with this event.

For a complete list of qualifiers, visit FarrellsUSA.com/challenge.

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