The basic Scoop
July 20-21, 2019 (You missed it!)
11am – 8pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Pre-sales are over
Kids under 2 eat free
Unlimited access to the waterslide. What? Yes, a 30’ waterslide
Watch this little video to get you in the mood!
What is a Scooperfest?
The Scooperfest is a collection of the best ice cream manufacturers and shops in the region and beyond. No samplers here, just full size scoops of deliciousness.
In our first year, we had ice cream from 50 Licks, Future Pops / Portland Ice Cream Company, Turkey Hill, Brothers Desserts….as well as Tillamook, Cascade Glacier and Umpqua.
40 flavors of scooped ice cream, 2 type of incredible ice cream sandwiches, Mint Bon Bons, and a dozen gourmet popsicles.
At least 25% or more of the flavors were DAIRY-FREE! A few vegan options were available as well.
One price gave you all day access to the ice cream tent to indulge your taste buds. There was live entertainment, wild shows, a 30’ inflatable water slide (for kids and adults) and so much more!
This is a genuine family friendly event. There is no alcohol served on the premise, a perfect weekend outing for you and your families.
There were a rotating list of celebrity scoopers serving you! From media personalities and politicians, to a few big name surprises.
Frequently Asked Questions
Explain the tickets?
Sure. You buy a ticket, and bring it with you on either day, doesn’t matter which one. You give us the ticket (either a physical ticket, or a digital one on your phone), we give you a wristband for that day only. If you come both days, you need two tickets.
Do I have to print it out?
No, you can either bring us the hard ticket, or you can let us scan it from your phone. Easy peasy!
Can we buy tickets the day of?
Yes, but there is a catch. We will have only 500 walk-up tickets available each day. And the price will be $25 for adults, $15 for kids under 14. But kids under 2 always eat free.
So, about this waterslide...
Will there be other food there?
We will be selling water and that’s all. However, there are a number of food carts at the top of the Square that will be selling great food.
Do you offer refunds?
Sorry, the event is rain or shine.
Who are the celebrity scoopers?
Still locking them down too. But, when we have them committed, we will be posting a schedule of when they will be here, and which company they will be scooping for.
What companies are participating?
Locally you will get to enjoy deliciousness from Fifty Licks, Portland Ice Cream Company (Futurepops), Tillamook and Cascade Glacier. Then we also invited Brothers Desserts and Turkey Hill to join us as well. There will be well over 1,000 gallons of ice cream on site.
How environmentally friendly are you being?
Paper cups, wooden spoons, recyclable water bottles. We are working with the city of Portland’s awesome Office of Sustainability and their event recycling program that will help keep as much out of the landfills as we can.
I have kids, is this going to be a Mommy (or Daddy) nightmare?
We hope not. We have lot of distractions for them, all-ages entertainment, the water slide, and ice cream. But also, indoor family friendly bathrooms. We will do our best!
Will there be dairy-free, vegan or other options?
It is our goal to have at least 25% of the flavors be dairy-free (or more). And several of the companies / stores offer alternatives for those with sensitive tummies and diets. This is Portland, guys, we will take care of you!
Can I volunteer?
Is this you way of trying to get free ice cream? Okay, it worked. We need scoopers and event runners. Just email us at email@example.com.
Are you a non-profit?
Yes! We are the Fathom Innovation Foundation. We are currently 501(c)3 pending, but should be official by the date of the event. We care deeply about our community.
Can I bring my pet?
Because of all of the kids, food and activity, we ask that you don’t bring your non-service animals into the controlled areas (ice cream tent, water slide, etc.). But the rest is a public square. Just know there will be a LOT of people there.
How can my company be a sponsor of this amazing event?
Glad you asked. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take care of you.
What if you run out of ice cream?
Please, we’re not amateurs! Not only will we have over one thousand gallons of ice cream on site (1,080 to be exact), we have ‘back-up’ ice cream from Tillamook and Cascade Glacier should we ever run short.
It’s never going to happen.
What's with the Oregonian?
All we can say is, it seems that Lizzy (H)acker is not as big an ice cream fan as we are. It’s unfortunate that they took a great and innocent festival and used it as an excuse to try and throw stones at someone’s character.