Velvet Ice Cream Festival on Memorial Day Weekend 2024

Kick off the summer the proper way at the much-anticipated Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival! Join us at Ye Olde Mill from May 25th to May 27th for a spectacular weekend that promises to be a treat for both the taste buds and the heart. It will be hosted on the charming grounds of Velvet Ice Cream located at 11339 Mt. Vernon Rd. in Utica, Ohio (just 30 minutes away from the inn). 

This festival is a vibrant celebration of ice cream, community and giving. All proceeds from the event benefit the Utica Sertoma Group. This group supports local senior citizens, schools, and community projects. By participating in this festival, you’re able to make a meaningful difference in the community.  

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Activities at the Festival 

The festival is jam-packed with activities that cater to all ages. Explore a variety of fun including kids contests, ice cream eating competitions, booths from local crafters, pony rides, a classic car show, and live entertainment!  

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Kids Contest  

Watch as your children engage in a variety of contests such as sack and wheelbarrow races, egg tosses, the water balloon toss and more!  

Ice Cream Eating Competitions  

Satisfy your craving for ice cream with a competition to see who can eat the most of it in the least amount of time! Get ready for a fun and delicious challenge that is always a crowd pleaser. 

Local Crafters 

Feast your eyes on the artwork and creations of local artisans! They’ll be here showcasing their crafts and products. This gives you a chance to support local businesses and discover unique handmade items ranging from jewelry to home decor. 

Pony Rides  

Giddy-up! Pony rides are always a hit with the kittle ones. Watch as their faces light up as they ride atop these gentle ponies.  

Classic Car Show  

Vintage car enthusiasts will love the classic car show! A selection of beautifully maintained vintage cars at the festival will give you a chance to get up close with automotive history and talk with the owners about their prized vehicles. 

Live Entertainment

Throughout the weekend, there will be live entertainment to keep the festival atmosphere flowing. You can expect performances that include live music, magic shows, games and so much more!  

Ice Cream and More

Visit us from May to October and step into our old-fashioned ice cream parlor for more fun. Here you can peek through the viewing window to watch the creamy, dreamy ice cream being made. Be sure to visit the milling and ice cream museum located on the premises. 

Stay Local at White Oak Inn 

We are so excited to celebrate the start of summer with you at the Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival! 

Don’t miss out on the other exciting activities near the White Oak Inn during this long weekend. Take advantage of the lodging we have available! Book a room directly on our website or give us a call at 740-599-6107 to turn your festival trip into a super sweet mini-vacation!