Tour behind the scenes at Fentons Creamery in Oakland on the Arctic Tour for ages 6 and up (sorry, little sibs!) for only $7 per person (minimum 8 people in a group). Brr. Staff offers tours of Fentons Ice Cream in both Oakland and Vacaville. Make reservations to peek into the freezers and giant mixers.
Called the “arctic tour” because it concludes in a blast freezer, these half-hour tours focus on how ice cream is made in the production room with a little history lesson about Fentons in the good old days.
The basic tour is $7 per person and includes an official hat, tour sticker, and sample ice cream at the end (not counting tax or tip). We also sampled the three kinds of whipped cream on our tour. Of course, you can pay more for deluxe sundaes or even lunch.
Other stuff to know about Fentons Creamery tours:
- Reservations and a “commitment form” required.
- Tours start between 11:00 – 11:30 AM only.
- Between 8 and 12 people in a tour group.
- Every day but Tuesday and Thursday in Oakland; call to check in Vacaville.
- And you must be over age 6.
Find out more or make a reservation for an arctic tour.
Related: Order a sundae as big as your head.
4226 Piedmont Ave
[first and third photos by heather flett; second photo provided by Fentons; final ice cream photo by eurydice galka via fentons]
Thanks to Fentons Creamery for giving me and my three sons a chance to see the behind-the-scenes world of Fentons. We had an arctic blast! Seriously, only my ten-year old braved the freezer with me.