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BIGGER Dipper & AbilityFEST

Bigger Dipper logoPlease join us on Saturday, June 22nd!

The Big Dipper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival is now the BIGGER DIPPER! Families and supporters from all around central Massachusetts will again join us at Elm Park in Worcester for this annual fundraiser, but this year there will be twice the fun! The fifth annual AbilityFEST will now be part of this incredible community event!

Your support will still help to provide critical mental health, adoption, early education and grief support services to local children and families in need through Children's Friend. AbilityFEST will be a celebration of the abilities of us all, uniting as a community to participate in a 1-mile walk, and a festival of arts, music and inclusive activities - proceeds to support the Community Connections Program of Seven Hills Family Services.

The all-you-can-eat Ice Cream Festival, is just $5 and the AbilityFEST 1-Mile Walk and commemorative T-Shirt is just $5. Participate in either or both! There will be day-long entertainment, games for the kids, food, and exhibitors. By bringing these two community events together it will be a day of celebration!

Online registration for the Walk is now closed. You can still sign up on the day of. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted. T-shirts available while supplies last.


  • 9:30 am - Registration for Walk opens
  • 10:30 am - Walk starts
  • 11:00 am - Ice Cream Festival begins
  • 5:30 pm - Closing time


Chuck and Mud  |  Spotlight Dance Academy  |  Mr. Steve, Magician  |  Dōdeca  |  Tucker's Kids  |  CrossTrax  |  HEY-U the Clown  |  Sparkles the Clown  |  Worcester Fire Truck

Ice Cream Vendors:

Coco's Tropical Ice  |  Cool Licks  |  Dairy Queen  |  Froze-Zone  |  Friendly's  |  Gibson's Dairy  |  Hood  |  Janine's Frosty  |  Robbie's Place at Crystal Caves  |  Turkey Hill

Thank You Sponsors!

Guardian Sponsors

Steward Sponsors

Other Ways to Participate:

Click to download the sponsorship level information: Download Sponsorship Levels (PDF)

Become a Sponsor

Spread the word about this fun community event and download and post our flyer: Download the Event Flyer (PDF)

Make a donation!

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See more photos from last year on Flickr: Big Dipper 2018 >    AbilityFest 2018 >

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