Mayfield Dairy – Braselton, Georgia

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When researching our road trip, I headed to PitStops for Kids to see if there were any exciting finds right off of the interstates that we were going to be on.  Mayfield Dairy caught my attention, because everyone in our family likes ice cream!  We got a late start from our house, drove about 6 hours and decided to look for a hotel around 11pm…this put us right in the middle of the little town of Braseltown, Georgia!  As we pulled off the interstate, we passed a sign pointing to the Mayfield Dairy!  We decided to head over the next day before we made the rest of the drive to Virginia (about 8 more hours). 

The Mayfield Dairy is a short factory tour.  The tour starts in a little room where you watch a short video about the dairy.  Then everybody gets to don a hairnet (and for the sake of this blog and Photo Friday I am actually posting the picture here!). 

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My son was not happy about this but when he found out that he couldn’t go on the tour without it he tolerated it.  After everyone is suited up, you head into the factory.  The two missing items that I thought I might get to see?  Cows and ice cream.  No cows-the milk is brought in and then bottled.  No ice cream-ice cream is made in the other plants, not the Braselton one.  The tour was still great.  The kids loved to watch the milk jugs spin all around the rooms and they do sell ice cream at the end.  The ice cream is cheap – $2 a cup! 

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Plan on spending about an hour if you are going to take the tour!

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Comments

  1. 1

    I live so close but have yet to visit. 🙂 Not sure how my husband will feel about the hairnet. But I think kids will have a blast. Love the first picture in front of the big cow!

  2. 2

    That is one large cow! The ice cream sampling sounds like a good reward for having to wear the hairnet.

  3. 3

    Your kids make hairnets look cute!

  4. 4

    This factory tour sounds like fun. Love the hairnets!

  5. 5

    Great stop. I can see where it would be hard to resist.

  6. 6

    I’m glad the website helped you find the Mayfield Dairy! Sounds like it was a great place to stop!

  7. 7

    Hilarious photos with the hairnets! I wouldn’t be happy about it myself but would have given too if it meant no tour!

  8. 8

    Ah….looks like North Dakota isn’t the only place with really Big Things! The Big Cow is a classic 🙂

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    Amy-You definitely need to head over there if you was a quick getaway. We had a good time!
    Kate-The ice cream samples were so yummy I couldn’t decide!
    Sharlene-Thanks! 🙂
    Bridget-The kids loved it-it was worth the stop!
    Lora-Can’t resist the ice cream!
    Amy-Thanks! It was a great pit stop and I am glad we found it through you!
    Wanderluster-I must admit that I wasn’t happy either, but oh well…the things we do!
    Dominique-The funny thing about this cow is it was in our local Walmart parking lot one day a few months back!