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Velvet Ice Cream / Utica Ice Cream Festival

Visit the company's headquarters and take a free factory tour.  Enjoy Velvet's Ye Olde Mill turn-of-the-century ice cream parlor, museum park, nature trail, viewing gallery and visitors center.

Velvet Ice Cream
11342 Mt. Vernon Rd.,

Utica, Ohio 43080

Phone Number(s)

Toll-Free: (800) 589-5000

E-mail Address(es)


Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Special Hours: Open daily, May through October





Events Dates:

5/23/2015 - 5/25/2015



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  • Licking County Garden Tour
    by Partner Author

    10:00 am – 11:15 am 
    Velvet Ice Cream Company, home of Historic Ye Olde Mill.  Velvet Ice Cream, Inc. is an ice cream powerhouse.  Producing over 6 million gallons of ice cream a year, distributed in 26 states.  Visit the companies headquarters and take a FREE factory tour.  Also available is a restaurant, ice cream parlour, Ice Cream Museum, milling museum, park, nature trial, viewing gallery and Visitors Center. 
    Contact : Andre Dager 740-892-3921 x223   Group price:  $2.70 a cone
    11:30 am – 1:00
    Have lunch and experience elegance and charm at the Davis Shai House as you enjoy the hands on experience called “Doorknob Garden Accents”. Stroll through the indoor artificial garden setting that includes window scenes, a woodland pond, and miniature village and train for more summer decorating ideas. Your visit will also include the opportunity to enjoy the first summer in the new Legacy Garden.
    Mary Kelley 740-788-8942     $22.00 Per Guest

    1:15 pm – 2:30pm
    The Dawes Arboretum, includes a step on guide led by a naturalists.  The Arboretum includes plant collections, gardens and natural area in over 1800 acres.  See more than 1500 living plants including a Japanese Garden.
    Contact Sharon Hupp 740-323-2355    $100.00 

    2:55 pm – 3:45 pm 
    At Wilsons Garden Center arrange your own potted plant at the creation station and learn some new gardening tips and trends from one of the experts on staff.
    Contact Sharon 877-389-6295     $12.00

    4:15 pm – 5:00 pm 
    Cranberry Bog Tour, Board the Buckeye Lake Queen 40 passenger pontoon boat and dock at the 11 acre island.  Walk on the board walks on the disappearing island and learn about the unique plants and sphagnum mat.
    Contact J-Me Braig 740-929-1998     Cost:  $12.00

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