Velvet Ice Cream Factory is a perfect day trip in the spring, summer, and fall! Originally built in 1817, Ye Olde Mill, a former grist mill, is home to Velvet Ice Cream’s corporate offices in Utica, as well as Ohio’s only ice cream museum, ice cream parlor and restaurant. You’ll also find tons of outdoor space to spread out across and explore.
Get food or ice cream from the turn of the century ice cream parlor restaurant. There’s plenty of outdoor patio seating, and plenty of space to spread out across the property. You can even bring your own chairs to sit in the shade. Take your ice cream over to the pond to enjoy the ducks.
Kids have a blast on the playground equipment, and there are several walking trails to explore.
Restaurant Week at Ye Olde Mill
July 16-23, 2021 In collaboration with Licking County Restaurant Week, come out to Ye Olde Mill for a great deal! Purchase 1 meal for half off any number of scoops on a sugar/cake cone or cup. We can’t wait to see you out here!
Limit one coupon per meal.
National Ice Cream Day at Ye Olde Mill
Join Ye Olde Mill for some National Ice Cream Day fun on Sunday, July 18 from 11 am – 7 pm! Take a horse drawn carriage ride around the Mill grounds or browse over 20 craft vendors who will be onsite. Join the ice cream sandwich eating contest at 3pm. Visitors from 11am to 3pm will receive a free scoop of ice cream in a cup or cake cone. Details here.
Doggie Days @ Ye Olde Mill
Every 3rd Thursday starting July 15th through October. Bring your furry friends anytime during the day for a doggie dish and a free bandana.
Feeding the Ducks
Note: if you are going to feed ducks, bread, crackers and other junk food is not a recommended source of food for their health, and can contribute to water pollution.
Better options include corn (canned, frozen or fresh), duck pellets (sold online and at pet stores), lettuce, other greens (torn into small pieces), frozen or defrosted peas, oats (uncooked; rolled or quick), rice (plain white or brown, cooked or uncooked, whole or instant), birdseed (any type or mix), grapes (cut in half or quartered if very large), or vegetable trimmings or peels (chopped into small pieces).
The Mill is typically open from May-October. Mon: CLOSED, Tues. – Sun.: 11am-7pm
Closed November – April
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Yearly (past) events at Velvet Ice Cream
events will be updated as details are confirmed
Velvet Ice Cream’s Fall Into Fall
Kick off autumn with Velvet Ice Cream’s Fall Into Fall on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11 AM – 5 PM. Several different crafters will be selling their merchandise from 11am to 5pm in Velvet’s front parking lot. Find home decor items, hair accessories, desserts, candles and much more!
There will also be a fishing tournament hosted by Curtis Kustom Lures from 11am to 4pm. Three age groups (2-6, 7-12 and 13-18) will compete to catch the most fish. You can sign up at Velvet Ice Cream on the day of the event.
Velvet Ice Cream’s Block Party
TBA for 2021
The Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival is cancelled again for 2021.