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Meera Rajagopalan is the Austin Editor for Miss A. A proud Longhorn, Meera earned her journalism degree from UT. Some of her hobbies include event planning, writing and baking. She loves trying new recipes and experimenting with food. Her latest creation was Pistachio Fudge. A tech nerd at heart, Meera loves cool iPhone apps and geeking out with friends about social media trends. Aside from the tech stuff, Meera also enjoys discovering new fonts. There’s something about finding the perfect font to help enhance titles. Besides her hobbies, Meera loves free stuff. So far besides tons of samples, she’s won concert tickets, movie passes (compliments of Do512) and a cooking class.

Recap: 6th Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival

Everywhere you turned there was ice cream. From lines in front of ice cream trucks to volunteers handing out Blue Bell ice cream, the ice cream just kept coming.

(Photo Credit: Meera Rajagopalan)

With a light breeze blowing through Fiesta Gardens, the 6th Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival was in full swing. With live music, a Popsicle Stick Sculpture Contest, Homemade Ice Cream Contest and petting zoo, there was plenty to do.

Amy’s Ice Cream, Austin Scoops and The Melting Cone were some of the vendors serving up free scoops for those at the festival.

The Homemade Ice Cream Contest had many entries, but the winning entry was the perfect blend to beat the heat. Austin’s Amy Huff had the winning flavor, Honey Orange Ginger Sorbet. She likes to combine her favorite foods and see how they mix together.This was Huff’s second win at the contest. Previously, she had won the contest with Atomic Fireball.

(Photo Credit: Meera Rajagopalan)

The Popsicle Stick Sculpture Contest had plenty of entries too, and all of them were equally impressive. From a haunted house to a carousel to ice cream cones, the sky was the limit to the entries.

The festival was also a great way to celebrate. After hearing about the festival last week, Courtney Clark thought it would be a nice thing to do to celebrate her birthday and to spend a hot summer day.

Between the ice cream and music, there was also a petting zoo, giving some of the younger attendees a chance to spend some quality time with animals.

Despite the heat, the ice cream festival was a great way to spend some time outside.

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