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Mayfield Dairy to Reopen Braselton Visitor Center

The center is set to reopen Friday, Nov. 9, and will begin charging for tours in 2013.

After closing its Visitors Center and Ice Cream Parlor in Braselton almost a year ago, Mayfield Dairy Farms has announced plans to reopen the center. 

While tours will be given free of charge through the remainder of the year, beginning in 2013, the center will charge $3 per person, with each guest receiving a free scoop of Mayfield ice cream, according to a news release posted to PR Newswire. Visiting the gift shop and ice cream parlor will still be free.

Dean Foods— parent company of the Mayfield Dairy Brand — closed the center in Oct. 31, 2011, despite requests from Braselton town officials that the center remain open.

"We are thrilled to be able to open the Braselton Visitor Center again," Mary Williams, Mayfield general manager, said in the news release. "As we indicated last fall, we were eager to reopen if we could find an economically viable way of doing so. Many guests suggested they would be willing to pay a small fee for the informational tours. In addition, the Town of Braselton has offered its support."

Tours will be offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays beginning at 10 a.m., with the last tour starting at 4 p.m. Gift shop and ice cream parlor hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, but no tours will be offered on Wednesdays. The visitors center will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, with the first tour starting at 10 a.m. and the last tour beginning at 1 p.m. To schedule a tour, call 1-888-298-0396.

What do you think about Mayfield reopening its Braselton visitors center? What do you think about the center's plans to charge for tours beginning in 2013? Tell us in the comments section below. 

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Joann Smith October 08, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Awesome! It is a great place to stop in and visit wih folks and enjoy some ice cream. I'm looking forward to being able to do that again soon. Cool gift shop items as well. :-) Thanks Mayfield.
BNorton88 October 08, 2012 at 12:12 PM
I agree!!!! So glad they are opening this back up!
chloi October 08, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Was just talking about this the other day, wondering if they would ever open it again. Happy to hear this!!
Lee October 08, 2012 at 07:21 PM
For years I would come all the way from Reno, NV so I could take my granddaughter to Mayfield's for ice cream. Reopening just made my day! Lee

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