Utica Old Fashion Ice Cream Festival

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Who won't drive a few extra miles if there are endless options of ice cream waiting when you get out of the car? The Annual Utica Old Fashion Ice Cream Festival takes place at the Velvet Ice Cream Company this weekend.

Located just a mile south of Utica, Velvet hosts the event each year complete with a parade, artisan and food vendors, and even a Festival Queen. There's ice cream eating contests and tours of the factory for folks who want to see how Velvet churns out such deliciousness.That's just a brief sampling of what the 40-some-thousand enthusiasts experience each year while gulping down 75,000 scoops of ice cream.

The festival is in its 37th year and runs Saturday through Monday of Memorial Weekend.Admission is free!

Utica Old Fashion Ice Cream Festival

When: May 26-28, 2012

Where: Ye Olde Mill, 11324 State Route 13, Utica, OH

Admission: FREE

-Kristen Maetzold