The 10th annual ice cream eating contest was held at the Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, August 26th, in conjunction with Stewart's Shops Day at the Races! The competition was divided into three age groups of participants to see who could finish their pint of ice cream the fastest.
The winners are as follows: Kids (ages 6 to 12), Charlie Watts, Ithaca, NY, 1 minute 57 seconds. Teens (ages 13 to 17), Jared Caruso, Latham, NY, 1 minute 34 seconds. Adults (ages 18 and up), Anna Maria, Pawtucket, RI, 56 seconds. All winners were rewarded with 25 half gallon ice cream certificates.
The ice cream eating contest was emceed by Yolanda Vega of the New York Lottery and Chad O’Hara of B95.5 FM. The day also featured a number of family-friendly activities including a farm-themed bounce inflatable, photo opportunities with a milk truck, music, face painting and free Stewart’s Shops ice cream samples.