Save the Date for our 26th Annual Big Dipper All-You-Can Eat Ice Cream Festival!

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Elm Park, Worcester

Rain or Shine

Our low, low prices for all-you-can eat ice cream and frozen yogurt (and every penny benefits Children’s Friend):

$5 for ages 10 and up     $2 for ages 4 – 9     Free for ages 3 and under


Ice cream vendors: Coco’s Tropical Ice, Cold Stone Creamery of Millbury, Crystal Caves of Auburn, Dairy Queen Grill & Chill of West Boylston, Eurest Dining Services, Friendly’s, Hood, Janine’s Frostee, Turkey Hill – and new this year -Yuengling’s Ice Cream!

Entertainment:  Chuck and Mud at 10:30 AM, Spreadin’ Rhythm Around at 11:15 AM, New England Dance Center at 12:30 PM, Breje Williams at 1:30 PM, Jay Graham at 2:30 PM. Check back for more entertainment!

For more on family friendly Elm Park’s location and amenities, visit Elm Park’s webpage.

To sponsor the Big Dipper in support of Children’s Friend, view the sponsorship information here.

Watch Our Giant Ice Cream Cone’s Journey to the Big Dipper

Read about the Big Dipper in the Telegram & Gazette.

Much more to come!  Check back for more fun family activities.

To sponsor, volunteer, or donate to the 2015 Big Dipper, please contact Deb Huegel, Director of Marketing and Development at 508-753-5425 or email dhuegel@childrensfriend.org.

Join the fun Big Dipper family.  Our Wish List of Donations:

The Big Dipper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival has been a central Massachusetts tradition since 1989, attracting several thousand people over the years. All proceeds benefit the programs of Children’s Friend. Our mission is to improve the lives of children and those who love them. To accomplish this mission, our programs are designed to help children and families whose lives have been affected by difficulties including abuse, neglect, family instability, death, substance abuse, and mental, emotional and physical problems. We provide them with the highest quality of mental health, adoption, young parent, early education, and grief support services.

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Thank you to our sponsors!  Click on the logo to be connected to their website.

Presenting Sponsor


Annual Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Friendship Sponsors


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Read more about the Big Dipper and Enjoy the Gallery Below