Salvador Morfin of Pasco rode his ice cream wagon through the east end of Columbia Park on Sunday hoping to make a few bucks during the annual Mariachi Festival.
"I just got here," the 75-year-old Morfin told the Herald through an interpreter, and hadn't sold any of his fruit-flavored ice cream bars yet.
His bicycle-driven cart was attached to an insulated cooler, which kept the fruity treats from melting in more than 80-degree weather.
It didn't take long, though, for the first customer to stroll up to a smiling Morfin to buy one of those ice cream bars.
"Yeah, it's pretty good," said Isidro Valdez of Pasco. But ice cream wasn't the only reason Valdez was hanging out at the festival.
"I come for all of it," he said. All of it being the mariachi music, the scrumptious bacon-wrapped hot dogs and thirst-quenching beverages.
There were plenty of people lined up at Fruta Rayata Rey's booth ready to quench their thirst with Rey's horchath drink, which is a yummy fruit-flavored water drink.
"The horchath is one of our more popular drinks today," said Griselda Soto, whose husband Rey Gonzalez owns the Fruta Rayata Rey store on Lewis Street in Pasco.
The family-friendly Mariachi Festival is celebrating its seventh year at Columbia Park.
Besides the few thousand visitors to the festival, there were guest appearances by cartoon characters Dora the Explorer and Woody from the movie Toy Story.
Some of Sunday's festival visitors said they came for the music as well as the food, and others said it was a fun and entertaining way to spend Father's Day with the whole family.