Velvet Ice Cream Wants to Feature your New Ice Cream Flavor at the 2017 Ohio State Fair! Enter their Contest!

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We love ice cream in our little corner of the world--and we are huge Velvet Ice Cream fans.  Every summer, Velvet Ice Cream, based in Utica, Ohio, launches a new flavor inspired by the yummy offerings at The Ohio State Fair.   This is where my food loving, ice cream loving, Ohio State Fair fan-friends and readers should take notice! This year, they are asking Velvet Ice Cream fans for your help as they plan this summer's new fair inspired flavor.  Do you have a new, fair inspired, ice cream flavor idea? If so, you may submit your Ohio State Fair inspired creation for a chance to be featured as the 2017 Velvet Ice Cream new summer flavor!

Are you a Velvet Ice Cream fan?  We love supporting local, family owned businesses--and Velvet Ice Cream is really an East/Central Ohio favorite.  We have visited Velvet Ice Cream and Ye Olde Mill in Utica several times since our girls were little--and love the company's community spirit, involvement--and, of course, its ice cream.  We featured Velvet Ice Cream and Ye Olde Mill's Opening in 2012 in a post--and visit at least once a year for special events or just for a family, day trip in Central Ohio!

How can you have your ice cream flavor idea featured at this year's Ohio State Fair? Velvet Ice Cream is running a social media contest designed to let fans help them create the company's newest summer, ice cream flavor. Through April 12, 2017, ice cream lovers can submit ideas for a yummy new ice cream flavor, based on your favorite Ohio State Fair food offerings, on the  Velvet Ice Cream’s Facebook page . Velvet Ice Cream company leaders will choose what they decide to be the best flavor submission and will develop a brand-new ice cream flavor, created especially for tasting at the Ohio State Fair , which runs July 26-Aug. 6 at the Ohio Expo Center.  

Enter your favorite Ohio State Fair inspired ice cream flavor on the Velvet Ice Cream Facebook Page before April 12! 

...and you can win more than bragging rights!

The contest winner with the chosen ice cream flavor will receive:
  • A Feature as the flavor creator for the 2017 Ohio State Fair Flavor (in media, online and other)
  • A year's supply of Velvet Ice Cream (12 free product coupons)
  • A parking pass and four (4) admissison tickets to the 2017 Ohio State Fair
  • The opportunity to walk/ride in the Ohio State Fair daily parade (July 26 – August 5; no parade on August 6)
  • The opportunity to be featured on the Ohio State Fair website if the winner so chooses
A little background on Velvet Ice Cream's Ohio State Fair flavor creations...Every summer, Velvet unveils a brand new flavor inspired by favorite tastes from the Ohio State Fair.  Past state fair flavors have included Blueberry Sweet Corn, Banana Cream Pie, Maple Bacon and Elephant Ear, which was so popular it became part of Velvet Ice Cream’s year-round flavor collection and is now available in grocery stores in Velvet’s signature 56-ounce cartons.  

“This contest gives Velvet Ice Cream fans a chance to be a part of the magic of creating new ice cream flavors that can be enjoyed by the nearly one million visitors who attend the Ohio State Fair,” said President of Velvet Ice Cream, Luconda Dager. “Our special State Fair flavors have been so incredibly popular in the past, we wanted to invite our fans to be a part of the fun for this year.” 

About Velvet Ice Cream.  Founded in 1914 by Joseph Dager, four generations of Dagers have since run the company, which is located in Utica, Ohio on 25 acres of the perfect combination of wooded countryside and rolling, pastoral farmland.  Still family-owned and operated, Velvet produces and distributes more than five million gallons of ice cream every year from its headquarters on the grounds of Ye Olde Mill. Ye Olde Mill also houses an ice cream and milling museum, a restaurant, playground, picnic area and catch-and-release fish pond. 

Named by Frommer's as one of America’s 10 Best Ice Cream Factory Tours, Velvet's Ye Olde Mill welcomes 150,000 visitors each year for tours, tastings and events. The annual Ice Cream Festival (May 27-29, 2017), group tour experiences and school learning field trips are among the many draws to Ye Olde Mill, which is open to the public on April 3rd this year! 

Learn more about Velvet Ice Cream and Ye Olde Mill 

Check out our visit to Ye Olde Mill & the Velvet Ice Cream Factory  HERE

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