A full slate of live entertainment, seasonal treats, and old-fashioned pastimes will of course be featured, and this year will continue the successful innovations of 2018, such as the expanded footprint with outside vendors: now including food trucks! More ice cream flavors will be available along with full meals so no one has to leave for lunch! But the most important and exciting new thing about ICS 2019 is that we are soliciting community input into our 5-year plan. Stop by the info booth and help us develop goals that support our mission as a place of history and culture for the local community, as well as a driver of tourism. Admission and children’s activities are free as always. Tickets are available at the gates for refreshments, Cakewalk, and face painting. The program will be MCed by the Raul Turrieta, the incomparable ring leader for this summer carnival. Live music will entertain guests on the shady lawn of our courtyard, including trio Ray & the Sunshines at 12pm, mariachi singer Angelica Padilla at 1pm, beloved fiddling duo Bayou Seco at 2pm, and beginning at 3pm the Concert Band of the Southwest will take us out for the grand finale! This year, ice cream choices will include gourmet ice cream and popsicles from local ice cream maker The Mint Chip, with exciting flavors like Toasted Coconut, Nutella-Pretzel, Honey-Lavender, and of course Mint-Chip. The Duck Stop food truck will be offering delectable hearty meals and snacks as well. Folks of all ages look forward to our annual Cake Walk . Each year the Museum bestows many donated cakes in this traditional, musical-chairs-like game of chance where the winner “takes the cake.” The Museum and Museum Store will be fully accessible during the Ice Cream Social -- and free of charge as always. Visitors can take in our special exhibition, Ranching in Grant County, as well as our local history exhibits on mining, the Big Ditch, Mimbres pottery, and the Ailman family that built the house. Shoppers can purchase memorabilia, toys, books, shirts, hats, jewelry, and more.