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On Saturday, a slew of ice cream vendors will converge on Union Market, located at Florida Avenue and 6th Street NE, for a frozen treat extravaganza called DC Scoop, featuring a juried tasting competition. The best part: it’s free for the public. Participating scoopers include: Plush Gelato, Sweet Willows Creamery, Dolcezza Gelato, Toby’s Homemade Ice Cream, Nielsen Frozen Custard, Dolci Gelati, Tropical Ice Cream, Sinplicity Ice Cream, Prigel Family Creamery, Milwaukee Frozen Custard, Orange Cow, Coppi’s Organic Restaurant and Georgetown Scoops. Festivities are from 1 to 4 p.m. For more info, click here.

Image courtesy of DC Scoop