Complete Guide to the Milford Oyster Festival

Everything you need to know for this year's festivities in Downtown Milford including links galore.

Few festivals pack as much fun into a single day as the . Here's a look at what to check out next Saturday, August 18th. Click on the links to learn about the attractions and events:


1970's prog/arena rock superstars Kansas will be performing at Fowler Field at 3:45 p.m. Check out openers Waking Elliot, Rum Runners, and Northern Renegade in the early afternoon.


Magician Adam Parisi will be putting on shows at the Armory Square Stage at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Appearing at the Children's Stage at  will be:

Armory Square Big Toys

In the parking lot behind and will be a number of attractions, including:

Food Court

Cold beer, sausage & peppers, lobster rolls, fried dough, turkey legs, burgers, hot dogs, fried seafood, corn dogs, steak & cheese and, of course, oysters will all be served at Fowler Field.

Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Down at , a Classic Car & Montorcycle Show will be taking place from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Schooner Cruises

Throughout the day on Friday and Saturday, 1 1/2 and 2 hour trips aboard SoundWaters will depart from the Milford Boat Ramp behind the . Cruise prices range from $25 to $45 per person.

Oyster Contests

There will be two Oyster Shucking Contests at 12:15 p.. and 1:15 p.m., with an Oyster Eating Contest at 2:00 p.m.

Fire & Police Departments

  • will be conducting a K-9 demonstration at the stone bridge across from the Milford Library at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
  • There will be a Fire Department Open House on New Haven Ave. across from the Milford Library, and the Firefighter Dunk Tank will be going on all day across from .

Canoe & Kayak Race

Taking place at the Milford Boat Ramp behind the Milford Library, the race begins 8:30 a.m, with registration starting at 7:30 a.m.

For more information and event times, check out the PDF document underneath the 'Photos' section of this article or visit http://www.milfordoysterfestival.com/

Lori August 16, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Greg Sherrod ROCKS!!!
m August 17, 2012 at 02:49 PM
I from milford. I go ever your to the fest and for the people in milford to want to get out of town. BOO to you for not going and Helpping out local shops, schools and the people on the green selling there arts and carfts they make. BOO TO YOU WHO DO NOT GO. a DAY AND A HALF OF A LITTLE TARFFIC AND LOUD MUSIC FOR SOME GOOD FAIMLY FUN.
DEIRDRE T SULLIVAN August 18, 2012 at 04:42 PM
MEBC August 18, 2012 at 10:23 PM
let me thank you for bring KANSAS to Milford - they were kick a$$ knocked it out of the park loved every min
MEBC August 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Kansas was far from washed up they were fantastic !


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