So many people want to attend the inaugural Brisbane Ice Cream Festival that a registration process has been introduced.

As we reported earlier this month, Brisbane is getting its first festival dedicated entirely to ice cream!

Appropriately enough, the festival — presented by the West Village precinct — will take over West End’s historic Peters Ice Cream Factory on Boundary Street for a day out dedicated to ice cream, gelato, popsicles and everything in between on Saturday 11 March from 11am to 5pm.

Vendors at the festival will include:

  • Gelato Messina
  • Ice Cream Curls
  • Queen of Pops
  • Minus 32
  • Frozen Sunshine
  • Boss Bites
  • Icephile
  • J’adore Les Crepes
  • La Macelleria
  • The Doughnut Bar
  • Mister Fitz
  • Ruby Ice Cream
  • Cowch
  • CocoWhip
  • Hetts n Ice
  • Nitrogenie
  • Alfred & Constance
  • Ice cream burgers made exclusively for the Brisbane Ice Cream Festival by Red Hook

As well as all that ice cream, there’ll be a few savoury options, with King of Wings, Rolls Pho Mi and Micasa on site. Two Teas Ice Tea will also have a presence at the festival.

The festival has had a huge response, with over 34,000 people expressing their interest in the Facebook event.

That’s way more people than the Ice Cream Factory can actually hold at any one time, which has necessitated a pre-registration process to limit numbers and keep the festival manageable and enjoyable for all.

Registration is free, and the day has been divided into three two-hour time slots, with a cap of 1,800 people per session. The allocated times are from 11am to 1pm, 1pm to 3pm, and 3pm to 5pm.

The registration portal can be found at brisbaneicecreamfestival.com.au, and opens at 10am on Wednesday 1 March.