Join Home Base for a visit to Ben & Jerry’s Waterbury factory. This is the very first Ben & Jerry’s factory, built in 1985, that continues to manufacture upwards of 350,000 pints per day while offering fans a sneak peek at their humble beginnings. The small Scoop shop, retail area and tour route have remained fairly unchanged over the years. Guided tours, which began in 1986, have allowed them to share with millions of guests the evolution of what started as a small local company from the early days in the gas station to the worldwide reach they’ve expanded to since they opened their first Scoop Shop on May 5, 1978! We can’t think of a better way to enjoy time with family and friends than learning how to make ice cream and then indulging in your favorite flavor or trying a euphoric new addition, all the while taking in the beautiful mountain views.
The event will be on Saturday, July 8th from 11:00 am – 12:45 pm at the 181 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury, VT 05676. Children of all ages are welcome. The factory is wheelchair accessible. Parking is free in the on-site lots. The event will consist of a tour and samples of ice cream. Dairy free, gluten free, and nut free samples are available. Tickets are limited for this event and Home Base will likely run a lottery. Register for a chance to attend by Wednesday, June 7th, at 5 pm!