Penn State’s Berkey Creamery released a new Arts Fest flavor. Here’s how to get it

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Although the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is still a few weeks away, a new summer treat can give fans a taste of what’s to come next month.

On Wednesday, Penn State’s Berkey Creamery unveiled a new flavor to celebrate this year’s Arts Fest. Festival Fudge features vanilla ice cream blended with a raspberry swirl and chunks of chocolate fudge.

Those with a sweet tooth can get their hands on a free dish of the new variety at an ice cream social on Friday, July 1, outside Schlow Centre Region Library on South Allen Street. From 5 to 7 p.m., Arts Fest volunteers will hand out free samples of Festival Fudge in conjunction with the Downtown State College Improvement District’s First Friday event series. Free Arts Fest posters will be available, too.

“Since it’s been two years since we’ve had a real live festival, we thought our audience might need a little practice enjoying Creamery ice cream,” Rick Bryant, the festival’s executive director, said in a statement. “We thought a free dish of Festival Fudge would be a good way to remind folks that the Festival is just around the corner.”

The Creamery’s new Festival Fudge flavor features vanilla ice cream with a raspberry swirl and chocolate fudge.
The Creamery’s new Festival Fudge flavor features vanilla ice cream with a raspberry swirl and chocolate fudge.

The Creamery store, located inside the Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building on Penn State’s campus, will sell cones, dishes and half gallons of Festival Fudge throughout July. The new flavor will also be available for sale at the Creamery’s Arts Fest booth at the on-campus mall at this summer’s festival.

Festival Fudge isn’t yet available for orders through the Creamery’s website. On Thursday, a Creamery spokesperson said shipping orders should have the flavor available as an option by July 4, if not sooner.

Arts Fest returns in person this summer for the first time since 2019. This year’s event will stretch from Wednesday, July 13, through Sunday, July 17 in downtown State College and on Penn State’s campus.

Visit Arts Fest’s website for a full itinerary of upcoming events, vendors, entertainment and more.