Fun With The Fam

Velvet Ice Cream

Velvet Ice Cream allows visitors to it’s Ye Olde Mill anytime April through November. There is plenty for the family to do to take up a nice afternoon. Velvet Ice Cream has been around for over 100 years and is very family oriented.

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This long holiday weekend is the annual Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival with musical entertainment, plenty of fun for kids, magic shows, vendors, shopping with over 90 local artisans, delicious food from several food trucks, of course yummy Velvet ice cream and more! There is fun for the whole family including contests for kids, ice cream eating contests, pony rides and over 400 classic cars to view. You will NOT want to miss out! For more information visit Utica Sertoma’s Festival page.

Check their calendar out to see what other entertainment events they have coming up.

Any other time throughout the year my kids and I love to go play on their playgrounds, feed the ducks, play in the creek on the backside of the property and definitely take time to have lunch in the Wheel Room Restaurant followed with a sweet snack from the Ice Cream Parlor. My favorite is Raspberry Fudge Cordial, DELICIOUS! Shop their products here.

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You are also able to take a free public tour of the Historic Ye Olde Mill and even go to the Viewing Gallery to learn the seven steps it takes to make their delicious dessert. Tours are only offered during the week and begin at the top of each hour. No reservation is needed unless you have a large group of 20 or more.

Have you ever been to Velvet’s Ye Olde Mill? Which flavor is your favorite? If you have never been, it is definitely work a quick little day trip any time of their season! Maybe I’ll see you there this weekend during the festival!

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