Gelato’s biggest international celebration is back in America, and stopping in Scottsdale! Gelato Festival America will spread awareness of real Italian artisanal gelato through a contest in which gelato artisans and chefs will compete with original gelato flavors they have created for the event. The vibrant Italian community in Arizona will feel right at home amidst the rich creamy dessert sure to please adults and child alike. The ticket is an all-access pass to all of the activities and reserved events of Gelato Festival America 2018!
The Events will take place on Friday 2PM-7PM, Saturday 12pm-8PM, and Sudnay 12PM-7PM. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors (65+), $25 for kids (3 to 12 years old), and free for children under two years old. Those who purchase tickets for Gelato Festival America online in advance receive a discounted price: $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and kids (must show ID at the gate!). Tickets will be sold at the venue.
Last year, 50 gelato makers competed with unique gelato flavors to produce over 13,500 pounds of gelato to the delight of over 40,000 visitors and 150 gelato professionals who were present at the festival in 2017. With the growth of Gelato Festival America, over 100,000 people are expected to attend the 2018 edition.
This year the festival will feature a new Mobile Laboratory called “Buontalenti America.”
Chefs will go through a rigorous selection process to compete in each city with a unique flavor specifically conceived for Gelato Festival America. The winners will then compete for the selection of the three best American gelato chefs who will be part of the 36 chefs from all over the world, who will vie for the title of World Champion in the Gelato Festival World Masters Final in Italy in 2021.
For more information, visit http://gelatofestivalamerica.com/stages/scottsdale